Speaking Truth to Power

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 9, 2024 11:27:48 AM / by Maj Donovan posted in Alcoholics Anonymous, Recovery, AA meetings, Recovery Program, Support Group

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In the corporate world there is a phrase that is often used when it comes to bringing “bad news” to management.  It is called, “Speaking Truth to Power.” It is a behavior that is expected of all corporate officers. It is the idea that management and senior executives can sometimes be oblivious, for a variety of reasons, to problems within the organization. Thus, it is the moral and ethical obligation of the juniors, subordinates, and peers of the organization to speak up and say something if they believe there is a serious problem within the organization. It is a sound philosophy and one that is grounded in the principle of acting for and on behalf of the greater good. This philosophy and behavior is also a sound principle of recovery.  
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Selfish Sponsorship

[fa icon="calendar'] May 30, 2024 4:18:24 PM / by Maj Donovan posted in Alcoholics Anonymous, Recovery, AA meetings, Recovery Program, Support Group

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“You have to get involved in service. You have to get involved in service. You have to get involved with service.” The phrase seemed to echo off the walls of our meeting room.  Well intentioned recovery members repeated the phrase incessantly to me in my early sobriety.  And much to their credit I did get involved and I did stay sober.  Afterall, they told me, “nothing will so much ensure our immunity from the first drink as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when all else fails.”  
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The Plain Language Big Book is Falling

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2024 10:03:05 AM / by Maj Donovan posted in Alcoholics Anonymous, AA Big Book, Recovery Program

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When I was growing up, I learned about Chicken Little who ran around telling everyone that the “Sky is Falling!”  The point of the story was to teach young children not to put too much stock in absurd beliefs*. I was reminded of this story when I read all the social media chatter about the new Plain Language Big Book that has been approved for publishing by AA World Services.  
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The Definitive Guide to Holistic Therapy Options for Women’s Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 5, 2024 3:11:01 AM / by Staff Blog

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Recovering from addiction is a long process, especially for women. It can be hard for women to put their own recovery first because society often expects them to be selfless caregivers. That’s why they need an effective approach to recovery that prioritizes them by treating them as a whole unit. This is exactly what a holistic approach is all about.

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What are the Benefits of a Holistic Approach to Drug Dependency Recovery for Men?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 1, 2024 9:59:55 AM / by Staff Blog posted in Drug Rehab, Recovery Program, Drug Addiction

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Men usually think of traditional therapy programs first when they think of rehab. They mostly cover segments like one-on-one, group, and family therapy. Even though these are important parts of rehab, people also benefit from other services. A holistic approach to drug dependency recovery for men can help those who are using drugs, for instance.

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Key Benefits of 12 Step Programs for Sober Living

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 13, 2024 12:17:15 AM / by Staff Blog posted in 12 Steps, 12 step program, 12 Traditions Of AA

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Think about a journey that promises support, guidance, and a chance at a better life. That's exactly what the 12 Step program offers to those who are seeking recovery from alcohol addiction and substance abuse.

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Make 2024 the Year to Get SMART

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2024 9:00:00 AM / by Maj Donovan posted in alcohol addiction, Recovery, Drug Rehab, Support Group, higher power

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In the early days of January, it is easy to make progress on New Year’s resolutions, but by the time we reach the end of the month, many of us have abandoned our resolutions for 2025. This year, instead of making a resolution, how about making a SMART Goal?  In this way if you have an off week or two, we can always climb back on the train to your intended destination.

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10 Essential Steps for Holistic Addiction Recovery for Men

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 20, 2023 3:03:00 AM / by Staff Blog posted in Drug Rehab, Recovery Program, Drugs Adiction, Drug Addiction

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The journey of overcoming addiction is not a one-size-fits-all approach. It's absolutely important to address the specific needs and challenges of the recovery process, regardless of gender. Today, we will explore the essential steps toward achieving holistic addiction recovery for men.

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Holiday Tips for Families

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 15, 2023 12:39:25 PM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in alcohol addiction, Recovery, Drug Rehab, Family Sober Support, Alcohol & Health, Support Group

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December often raises many questions for family members who have a loved one active in an addiction – or a loved one early in recovery.  It can be difficult to know how to support our loved one.  Below are a few simple tips.

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12 Helpful Holiday Tips for Abstinence

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 11, 2023 10:43:29 AM / by Nancy Kaley posted in alcohol addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous, alcoholism, celebration

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  1. INTENTION: Begin each day with humility. Reach out and connect with something greater than you, in whatever way resonates for you. Help me. Show me. Guide me. Take away my difficulties. Heal and care for me. Lead me with Love. Breathe in, breathe out. Ask your Higher Power to assist you with navigating this day as it unfolds.
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