Tampa beaches near BoardPrep

There is a Solution

AA Big Book Chapter 2 THERE IS A SOLUTION We, of ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, know thousands of men and women who were once just as hopeless as Bill. Nearly all have recovered. They have solved the drink problem. We are average Americans. All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented, as well…

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Balancing Act

BALANCING ACT 4-7-17 LET GO: of unhealthy extremes. PRACTICE balanced recovery. REMEMBER “Many alcoholics are enthusiasts. They run to extremes.” BB p. 126.  You think??  We, along with Mae West, often say: “Too much of a good thing is wonderful.” While visiting a meeting off my beaten path, I was intrigued to hear so many members…

have a look inside yourself in recovery

Blind Spots

BLIND SPOTS 4-7-17 LET GO: of unacknowledged prejudice, defects, bias, rationalization. PRACTICE: paying attention to “blind spot warnings.” REMEMBER: Neat technology! Another bell/whistle on my Pathfinder is the “blind spot warning system.”  It recognizes (even if we don’t) that we all have blind spots while driving.  And, it flashes a signal when a car is in…

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Jobs in Early Recovery

Early recovery can be strengthened through meaningful work. Continued recovery remains the top priority during this exciting time. Experience has taught us that jobs that support early recovery adhere to the following criteria: Daytime hours Regular hours (reliable and consistent) Alcohol-free work environment Regular pay W2 form issued Not tip-based (except for daytime, alcohol-free restaurant) No…

12 Steps: Why good addiction centers connect clients to AA or NA

Why 12 Steps It’s indisputable. Addiction recovery experts agree AA and NA meetings are the “go to” place after rehab. If you were lucky, you were heavily exposed to one or both of these fellowships in treatment. The best treatment centers will make it a formal goal in the first 30 days to attend X…