Robin Williams: Speak Up About Recovery Other Lives Depend On It

By Marc Dunn Once again a beloved celebrity, Robin Williams, has died as a result of his addiction to drugs or alcohol and the depression that goes along with it. If you are reading this, probably you are, or someone you know very well, is an addict. The number of people affected by addiction either [...]

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Bashing AA

By Nicola O’Hanlon Reblogged from I’m not sure if there is currently an upsurge in 12 Step bashing recently or if I’m just, by accident, coming across a lot of it. It seems everywhere I turn this past few months there’s a new book, or article or ex 12 step member with a blog [...]

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Reflections by Tommy Rosen

Twenty-three years ago I could not imagine getting through a day without drugs and alcohol, and frankly, I had no intention or desire to do so. Now, twenty-three years later, I cannot imagine a day that would include drugs and alcohol. There has been a profound transformation at every level of my being. Almost everything [...]

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Giving Power To The Present

References to Scriptures on this Blog are not to put forth any Religion but to draw comparisons to Spiritual values or principles and our Recovery. I apologize if you are offended by the reference to a Religious Scripture, but our Spiritual Principles are drawn for all Religions and Spirituality. The term “appointed time” in Scriptures [...]

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“Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will [...]

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Addiction and Recovery FAQ

We see so much about addiction in the media and on TV, but many people have a lot of questions about sobriety, what it means and how it will change their lives. Here some answers anyone ready for a change needs to know. What Is The Point of Sobriety? Survival. It is a medical fact [...]

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A Prayer For You

May the Power of the Universe prepare you for whatever life hands you & whatever you may be going through. I sent you positive energy today. — Marc D (@CoachMarcD) April 4, 2014

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Meditation was daunting at first because I had to be perfect. Then when I tried my mind would wonder and I was sure I wasn’t doing it right, so I became exasperated. The 11th Step explicitly stated that prayer and meditation had to be part of my life. I was frustrated and fearful that if [...]

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Anonymity and Primary Purpose

The disease of alcoholism is a gradual deteriorative affliction that devastates entire families and will continue to do so unless the alcoholic member takes action to live a life of sobriety, physically and mentally. It affects the person who is addicted to alcohol, that person’s family and everyone who interacts with that person. Consider the [...]

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Severe Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

By Sarah Peters 01/28/14 New data linking severe mental illness and substance use could lead to more effective and streamlined treatment options for clinicians and patients, according to a leading expert in psychiatry and addiction issues. The Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis and the University of Southern California jointly conducted a study of [...]

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