Codependency And The Art of Control

Control.  We all want it.  We are all ultimately trying to get it.  We want to control situations, outcomes and many times people.  I have been the controller and I have been the controlee.  LOL, I’m not sure if those are even words but I have the feeling you know Continue Reading

Success Is Found In Your Daily Routine

I have always done better with a schedule. In the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous  on Page 86 it says “Alcoholics are undisciplined, so we discipline ourselves in the simple way we have just outlined”.  It then goes on to outline a simple morning and evening meditation.  I think this Continue Reading

How to Stay Sober

Congratulations if you have just completed a substance abuse treatment program.  I know that the journey to get to treatment can be a painful one.  Detox and first few weeks can be very scary.  The thought of being without your drug of choice is terrifying and the actual detox will Continue Reading

Alcoholism – How & When To Help

It is so difficult to find your role in the life of the Alcoholic/Addict.  You desperately want to help, frustrated by why they can’t just stop, angry because they won’t. It is like a roller coaster of fear, sadness and anger.  One day there is hope, the next day, disaster. Continue Reading

Codependency – Put On Your Seatbelt

I have written several posts about a plan of action for the Codependent prior to the Alcoholic/Addict seeking help.  I think it’s time to talk about what happens after they finally surrender and ask for help.  When an Alcoholic/Addict finally surrenders and decides to seek help you may be relieved Continue Reading

The Basics of Boundaries for the Codependent

I have received a lot of activity on my last two blogs on Codependency.  Codependency is a hot topic and can create passionate, oppositional views.  If you have read my previous posts explaining Alcoholism you will see that discussing Codependency with the family is one of the most powerful ways Continue Reading

Finding Spirituality

One of the greatest gifts I’ve received from living sober one day at a time is learning about spirituality.  I don’t think sober people are the only residents in the 4th dimension, I think there is alot of us.  It really is no different than practicing the philosophies of different Continue Reading

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