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...
Reading Guide for "Into Action"

Reading Guide for "Into Action"

In its fifth chapter (“How It Works”), Alcoholics Anonymous begins explaining the Twelve Steps in a fair amount of detail. Continuing this discussion, “Into Action” covers all of the remaining steps except for Step Twelve. You’ll want to read it in full, as there’s a...
This Is Your Future on Drugs

This Is Your Future on Drugs

A future of drug abuse is a grim future indeed. (Evlakhov Valeriy/Shutterstock) There’s a 1997 anti-drug commercial starring Rachel Leigh Cook that you’ve probably heard of before. A remake of an older PSA (which launched the popularity of the “this is your brain on...
Identifying and Treating Gambling Addiction

Identifying and Treating Gambling Addiction

Amethyst Recovery specializes in drug and alcohol addiction, but we sometimes encounter patients who are addicted to other vices as well. We mentioned this a while back, when we covered the topic of sex addiction. But while we may meet the occasional person with...

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