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Tips to Avoid Getting Tipsy During the Holiday Season

It’s Ok to Be Sad at Christmas, If We Have Something to Be Sad About

Allegory of the River

“If I Recover, Who Will I Be?”

Michelle...

Humility involves always being open to new learning.

Proof of Attendance at Meetings

There is Hope in The Pain

Evaluating Our Own Sobriety

Detachment with Respect

Garbage In - Garbage Out

Alcoholics Anonymous Has A “Safety Card” Because We Are Making Spiritual Progress

Digging the Hole

Integrity

Abuse is not acceptable on any level!

“Could We Have A Moment of Silence….”

Boundaries or Bolsters

Resting on Our Laurels

Rehab Is Something They Do to Us. Recovery Is Something That Happens Among Us with God and Our Fellowship

Formulas for Sobriety

We Don’t Need A “White Light” To Get Sober

TRY HARDER

Recovery Is Not Sexually Transmitted

A Part Of

Top Five Things About Getting and Being a Sponsor

Becoming God-Conscious

Growing Pains

We Don’t Get To Pick The Next Consequence.

My Story

A New Year’s Inventory

Young People and A.A.

Navigating Addiction During the Holidays

A Miracle of the Season

Alcoholics and Adderall

The Gift of Self-Care

Serving Those Who Have Served

JUST “MACDOUGALL IT”

The Master Physician.

Chasing Waterfalls: My Path To Self-Discovery

“….Because I’m an Alcoholic, Honey, That’s What We Do!”

The Problem Child.

A Soldier’s Calling.

My First Attempt at College.

I’d Rather Be A Cause of The Future Than A Result Of The Past.

Personal Prayer.

Safety in Self-Help Groups - A.A.’s Common Welfare.

“Heave awa, lads, I’m no’ deid yet!”

Acknowledge, Accept, and Refocus: the Practical Application of Meditation.

Carrying the Message.

“I Wish I Could Go To The Retreat Without Having To Relapse.”

THINK Before You Speak!

Seven Steps to Conflict Resolution.

My Behavior is My Prayer.

Being Sober and Becoming Happy.

Getting Sober at 17 yrs old.

Are We Showing Up For Our Own Recovery?

Leadership (LDRSHIP) in Recovery

When Someone You Love is Struggling.

Don't Quit Before the Miracles Happen.

“I Tried To Find An Easier, Softer, Way...and I Did!”

Having the Courage to be Weak.

Yes, It Really Does Get Better.

Can Unity Exist in Relationships?

What is My Purpose in Life?

AA and the Armed Forces.

Children are Part of the Family, too!

Unlocking Your Truth.

There is no god, and he hates me.

The Spirituality of Experience.

Just because I MADE a mistake, doesn’t mean I AM a mistake.

Beliefs: My Beliefs and Yours.

Addicted to Self Will?

Accepting the things I cannot change, trying to change the things I can’t accept.

Practicing Hospitality

The Gift of Trust

One Day at a Time.

On Thanksgiving Day I am Grateful.

Grateful for Addiction?

Women in Recovery Book Club: Grounded in the Group

Being a Functional Adult in Recovery

Everyone is Entitled to Their Own Opinions, but They’re Not Entitled to Their Own Facts

The Family Afterward

Embrace Grace

Spiritual Liberty and Democracy

Parenting: Progress, Not Perfection

Recovery from the Heart

Recovery and the Man in the Hallway

Jerry McAuley, A Hero of Recovery

Recovering Hope: The Pain is Mandatory, but the Misery is Optional

A Part Of

To Stay Sober, Stay Involved

I’m Over Here Loving You if You Need Me

Let's Keep Climbing the Steps Together

“We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.”

A Seed Had Been Planted

The Steps are the Principles and That is That

Have You A Substitute?

Grief in Addiction: Grieving the Loss of a Dream

The Readiness is All

Does Your Community Want A Sober House?

The Family Mascot: “If I make people laugh, there is no pain.”

April is Alcohol Awareness Month!

I Am Who I Am and that Is More than Good Enough

A Tale of Two Vacations

The Acting Out Child – Bad Attention is Better than No Attention

God Comes Alive

The Coop and The Coconut

Acceptance is the Key to All My Problems Today

The Adjuster, or “Lost Child” – Relief through Quiet Resignation

A Contemporary Spin on Defects of Character

Loving or Wanting

The Responsible Child: Preventing Pain through Planning

The Import of Sponsorship

A New Year’s Resolution or A New Year’s Inventory

Merry Christmas... At Last

Abnormal Reactions to Abnormal Situations are Normal: Survival Scripts Kids Learn Growing Up with Addiction in their Homes

“Having Had a Spiritual Awakening as the Result of These Steps...”

Addiction and Public Perception

“I was never that good at being that bad.”

Mindfulness during the Holiday Season

Keeping Conscious Contact with Your Higher Power.

Current News: West Virginia Has the Nations Worst Rate of Drug Overdoses

The High Bidder Vs. The Low Bidder - Sobriety Vs. Addiction

6 Things You Can Do to Help an Alcoholic Loved One

The Tenth Step Revisited

Focusing on What Works - 12 Steps of AA & Abstinence

Keeping the Twelve Steps at the Forefront during these times of Change in the Addiction Recovery Field.

Coincidences are God's Way of Remaining Anonymous.

Talk about Your Concerns with the Alcoholic Loved One

Continued to Take Personal Inventory.... Step 10

Amassing Recovery Capital Takes Work and Practice.

Adopting Recovery to Keep on the Firing Line of Life.

Work Together as a Family to Help an Alcoholic Loved One.

Letting Go and Following God's Path. Practicing the Third Step of Alcoholics Anonymous.

“Chop Wood, Carry Water” - Building Recovery Capital by Investing in You.

Set Limits with an Alcoholic Loved One and Stick to Them.

What Is Spirituality?

The Rise in Drug Abuse Among Baby Boomers.

Carrying the Message of Hope and Recovery.

Choosing Our Battles in Recovery and Avoiding Resentment.

Getting Support for Yourself to Set Healthy Boundaries with an Alcoholic.

Forgiving Yourself to Start Over in Sobriety.

Relapse Is Not a Part of Recovery, It’s Part of The Disease.

The Fear of Surrender. Letting Go and Letting Our Higher Power Lead.

Helping Loved Ones By Understanding Alcohol Addiction.

Five Ways to Free Up Resources for the Good Life Ahead.

How Having a Community Atmosphere Can Create Stronger Sobriety.

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