Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. Opioids are a class of drugs that include […]
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The spiritual principles behind the 12 steps have been beneficial for all sorts of addicts, be it an opioid user or an alcoholic. The important observation throughout the recovery process has been that most individuals have to revert to some steps to fully reconcile with the other ones. Comment below your experiences with […]
To overcome alcoholism completely is a process in itself. Before beginning the treatment procedure, a person must recognize their condition of mind and body and then also have a strong desire to quit drinking. Sometimes, an individual may acknowledge the fact that they have a drinking problem on their own. But more often than not, […]
How often do we look at events in our lives and make a judgement based on old ideas. Many of us make judgments based on judgments. How often have we given a fair glimpse into something new or perhaps old in our lives, which only begs the question- thus far, how is this attitude (a […]
The idea of listen to God is not as simple and not as plain as has been prescribed. but we do have something to say. These are a few simple suggestions for people who are not willing to take part in an experiment. You can discover for yourself the most important and practical thing any […]
Our day consists of the “Be-ing” and the “Do-ing”. Who I “Be” will determine what and how I “Do” throughout my day. We think about the twenty four hours ahead. Before we begin our day, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonesty, and self-seeking motives. Our […]
If we could, let’s imagine our life as circles and our relationships with others as circles. So many of us go through life with these broken circles. Never having completed them because of obstacles that are in our way (resentments, fear, contempt jealousy, ad infinitum) and relationships are unresolved. Obstacles that we were not even […]
There always seems to be a debate about being recovered recovering. I don’t want to add to this debate but rather offer some considerations for the reader to decide for themselves. At the very beginning of the big book Alcoholics Anonymous it reads: “How many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism.” Later […]
Relieve me of the bondage of self is what the third step prayer in the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous tells us. Well, what does that look like in our life? Do we really mean what we say when reciting the third step prayer or are they just words. So often the immediate help and freedom […]
I remember the first time I got arrested. I was sitting in a car with a girlfriend under the FDR drive in Lower Manhattan. I left work in Brooklyn to see her and get high. Back then I usually had liquor in me or on me. I remember leaving work and a small quiet voice […]
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