Step 6 – “Were entirely ready to have our Higher Power remove all these defects of character.” It’s not uncommon for someone to enter into addiction recovery out of necessity rather than will; necessity, as in an ultimatum from a spouse or an employer. While there’s really no bad reason for entering addiction recovery, actually ….
Step 2 – “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” If you’ve already made it past Step 1 of the 12 Step program, you already know how hard it is to accept the reality of addiction in your life. Step 1 marks the end of a long, hard ….
Drug addiction can change a person’s life in ways he or she never expected. From college students, to business owners to corporate executives, the effects of drug abuse work towards the same ends regardless of a person’s status or willpower. Trying to ride out an addiction problem with the hopes of getting it under control ….
Many who become addicted to drugs start out as social users, using drugs to relax or wind down at parties or work functions. For those most susceptible to dependence and addiction, social drug use gradually turns into using after work or using first thing in the morning. By the time full-blown addiction takes hold, the ….
Over time, the effects of drug addiction can turn a normal functioning individual into a shell of a person. Both the body and the mind undergo profound changes as a growing dependency on the drug takes over. While addressing the physical effects of addiction is essential to overcoming this condition, the effects had on the ….
Maintaining a sober existence means incorporating certain key practices within your everyday dealings with others and with self. The 12 Steps of AA provide a ready-made plan that can help you overcome addiction’s effects in your daily life. Here are 12 ways the 12 Steps of AA can help you stay sober on a day-to-day ….
While addiction may well be classified as a chronic medical condition, the recovery process has as much to do with healing the mind and spirit as it does healing the body. People going through recovery experience change in every aspect of their lives to the point where a total personality change gradually takes place. The ….
Overcoming an addiction problem will likely be one of the most difficult life challenges you’ll ever face. The nature of addiction works to stay front and center in your awareness, influencing your emotions as well as the choices you make throughout the day. Without some type of plan in place, it becomes all but impossible ….
Someone who’s made multiple attempts to stop drinking well knows how overwhelming the urge to drink can be. Before long, it’s not uncommon for feelings of helplessness and hopelessness to build with each failed attempt. The effects of alcohol addiction don’t happen overnight, but rather evolve over months or years of excess drinking. In like ….
Stopping drug use is one thing. Staying drug-free is a whole different ballgame. Interestingly enough, many who successfully complete detox expect to be able to maintain continued abstinence. In actuality, addiction’s hold on your thoughts and behaviors will likely persist for months or even years after completing drug detox. Under these conditions, an unexpected relapse ….
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