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How Recovery Can Transform You

PART ONE Once a ‘Functioning’ Alcoholic/Addict, Now an “Acceptable, Responsible, Productive Member of Society” “The obsession with instant gratification blinds us from our long-term potential.” – Michael Dooley I clearly remember that my attitude (well, at least part of it) coming into my first 12-Step recovery meeting was: “Although I’ve got a problem with drinking…

Building Trust Doesn’t Happen Overnight

“Recovery”… from a Family Member’s POV – Part One Building Trust Doesn’t Happen Overnight “The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.” – Elizabeth Gilbert Here’s a challenging question many people are forced to ask themselves who have loved ones in recovery: “How…

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Family Recovery: What it means

“Through the program, many of us have found a serenity we never thought possible.” Al-Anon At first, it may be a shock to hear, “the truth is, family members of those in recovery need recovery, too!” You might think, “what the heck are you talking about?!” And while that reaction is understandable, research confirms alcoholism and…