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Glorious news of sobriety

Another Airport I sit in another airport on the road to do a talk at another conference or workshop, waiting to board and visit a city in the states or another part of the world I’ve never been to and sometimes have been invited back to. Sometimes I’m about to meet folks waiting on the […]

By | May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|1 Comment

Freedom From Resentment

Freedom From Resentment “Resentment is the “number one” offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else.” Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book pg.64   Whether you’re new to recovery or you have managed to put together some solid sober time, your addiction is subtle and cunning in nature – always lurking in the shadows waiting for a […]

By | May 21st, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Recovery – from alcohol or other drugs

What’s the deal? I can’t help but be a witness to the revolving door that goes on with addictions sufferers seeking “treatment”. People who seek help from a treatment center seem to get caught up in having to go back into another facility and or a detox center, then off to a sober living home […]

By | May 20th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Loyalty, Commitment & Encouragement

Loyalty, Commitment & Encouragement When you see Geese heading south for the winter, flying along in a V formation, you might consider what science has discovered why they fly that way. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in the V formation the whole flock adds […]

By | May 17th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|1 Comment

The Four Absolutes, Honesty, Purity, Unselfishness & Love

The Four Absolutes When we first enter the rooms of a twelve-step fellowship, some of us are overwhelmed by the incessant talk of spirituality and the “G” word. It can seem like a lot at first because for so long many of us have gone to irrevocable measures to obtain the drugs or alcohol we […]

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Recovery – from alcohol or other drugs

Recovery – from alcohol or other drugs is built on the foundation of many paradoxical relationships. Characterized by words like forgiveness, healing, reconciliation, and humility, recovery requires us to be willing to grow along spiritual lines. In order to achieve these principles, our old ideas must be destroyed entirely. Recovery is comprised of prolonged suffering […]

Benefits of Holistic Treatment in Addiction Recovery

Benefits of Holistic Treatment in Addiction Recovery   If you are new to recovery, you will soon learn that sobriety is not formatted to a one size fits all modality. The traditional methods of addiction treatment have been challenged with many new approaches to addressing substance abuse. With this in mind, holistic therapies have flooded

By | March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Through the Archway Blog|0 Comments

10 Signs of Opioid Addiction [Infographic]

Signs of Opioid Addiction 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 […]

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: Drug Addiction|0 Comments

Spiritual Principles Behind The 12 Steps [Infographic]

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 […]

By | December 9th, 2018|Categories: The 12 Steps|0 Comments

How alcoholics anonymous retreats can help you get over medication

How alcoholics anonymous retreats can help you get over medication. 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 […]

By | October 17th, 2018|Categories: Recover from addiction|Tags: , |0 Comments

Free from narrow minded attitude

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 […]

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: Spiritual Awakening|Comments Off on Free from narrow minded attitude

How To Listen To God

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 […]

By | September 10th, 2018|Categories: aa retreat, AA speaker, Sober Living, Sober skills, spiritual self|Comments Off on How To Listen To God

Who I “Be” will determine what and how I “Do” throughout my day

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 […]

By | September 8th, 2018|Categories: Spiritual Awakening|Comments Off on Who I “Be” will determine what and how I “Do” throughout my day

Complete the Circles

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 […]

Recovering or Recovered

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 […]

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