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Nobody's Perfect

In early recovery we are still concentrating on our addictions. Even after we are abstinent, it takes us a while to reach a point where not acting out isn’t foremost in our minds. 143 more words

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What Would You Trade?

Once we give up the sightseeing visits and begin to get serious about our recovery, it doesn’t take long to begin experiencing the benefits.  As one fellowship puts it, “We will know a new freedom and a new happiness.” 110 more words

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Anger Stifles Recovery

by Bill

We see a lot of people in early recovery who are angry — angry at their parents, their bosses, the world, and often at themselves. 535 more words

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Keeping It In The "I"

Most of us want to believe that we are the masters of our own fate, the “captains of our souls” — unique — and that no one could understand our complex problems but us.   553 more words

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Shame v. Guilt

By Bill

One of our difficulties in recovery is that we are confused about who we are.  Our ideas of self have been warped by our experiences inside and outside of our addictions, and by the things that we have done to sustain the “legend in our own minds” that we have built up over the years. 239 more words

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Sober-home certification bill set for passage

There were no questions or debate when the Senate considered a bill today that ensures sober homes are safe for recovering addicts and neighbors – sending it now to he full Senate for a final vote on Friday. 148 more words

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The Pernicious Pursuit of Perfection

by Bill

Sometimes we get so tired of trying to be perfect that we are in danger of quitting altogether.  This can happen in everyday life, and is one of the major causes of “dropping out” into various addictions, whether chemical or behavioral.   302 more words

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