Breaking Down the Serenity Prayer

Breaking Down the Serenity Prayer

We recently broke down the AA Preamble into separate parts, noting that it was important to understand the text which begins every AA meeting. But the Preamble doesn’t technically begin every meeting. Both AA and NA meetings generally start with the Serenity Prayer....
Relapse Prevention: Changing Your Mindset to Achieve Success

Relapse Prevention: Changing Your Mindset to Achieve Success

A British theologian once wrote: “every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.” This holds true for many things, but it is especially true during drug relapse prevention. Why Is Relapse So Common? When you’re addicted to drugs or alcohol, your coping skills...
Alcohol Detox For Lawyers, Politicians and Policemen

Alcohol Detox For Lawyers, Politicians and Policemen

The effects of alcohol abuse are serious. Alcohol makes you tired and depressed. It makes daily tasks hard to do. It even makes your body want to use it again. These effects make adult life even more stressful than it already is. Being a working-class citizen requires...
Fulfilling the Twelve Promises: Part 10

Fulfilling the Twelve Promises: Part 10

If you’ve been reading the other articles in this series, it should be quite clear by now that the Twelve Promises all relate to changes in our thinking. Our actions, emotions and thought patterns are all intertwined. The Twelve Promises are generally called the Ninth...
Understanding and Practicing Step Ten

Understanding and Practicing Step Ten

Up to this point, the Twelve Steps focused on teaching us the right principles to embody in recovery. Now, it’s time to put those principles into action on a daily basis. There is no point in working so hard to establish a decent moral compass if we intend to toss it...

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