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How Do I Express Love?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 12, 2020 4:27:16 PM / by John D. posted in family recovery, alcoholism, Family Sober Support, Drugs Adiction, Chemical Dependency

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“Love and tolerance of others is our code”. (Alcoholics Anonymous, pg. 84)

Several years ago, close to Valentine’s Day, I was listening to the radio one morning on my drive into work. The radio host asked the above question to the listening audience. Immediately, the phoneline was inundated with dozens of phone calls from listeners all offering sage wisdom on the topic. However, one caller’s comments have stayed with me all this time. He responded with, “Love isn’t a noun – it’s a verb”.

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The Journey Home

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 11, 2019 7:59:19 AM / by John D. posted in Recovery, 12 steps of aa, Drug Rehab, Family Sober Support, Older Adult Recovery Programs

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Addiction is No Joke

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by John D. posted in Recovery, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, Drug Rehab, Family Sober Support

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I recently listened to a radio episode about addiction on the program “This American Life” by Ira Glass.  The episode was entitled “Dopey” and talked about Chris and Dave who conducted a weekly pod cast about addiction.  Both Chris and Dave were in recovery.  When they started the podcast, they made an editorial decision to not really stress “recovery”.  Their reasoning was that recovering was boring and people really didn’t want to listen to addicts talking about being clean and sober.  Instead they would run through their favorite drug stories and regal the audience with humorous accounts of how they got high, picked up by the police, stole, etc.  They called this philosophy “The Rope-a-Dope”.  People would tune in for the humorous stories and stay for the recovery. 

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“I’ve got this.” – or so I thought

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2019 9:18:16 AM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in alcoholism, 12 step program, Family Sober Support, Recovery Program, Alcohol & Health

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“Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.”

- Step 7 from the Al-Anon Family Groups

 

"I am fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world."

- Leigh Standley

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Deciding Where to Put my Power

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 27, 2019 12:29:53 PM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in Alcoholics Anonymous, alcoholism, Recovery, 12 steps of aa, Family Sober Support

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“Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character."

- Step 6 from the Al-Anon Family Groups

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Talk About It

[fa icon="calendar'] May 29, 2019 11:50:23 AM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in Alcoholics Anonymous, family recovery, Drug Rehab, Family Sober Support, Drugs Adiction

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“Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.”

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The Truth below the Truth

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 24, 2019 3:46:35 PM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in family recovery, alcoholism, Family Sober Support, help group, Support Group

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Two Heads are Better than One

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 29, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in family recovery, 12 step program, Family Sober Support, Recovery Program, help group

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“Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.”

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Hope Starts with “Maybe”

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 20, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in Alcoholics Anonymous, family recovery, 12 steps of aa, Family Sober Support, Alcoholism Treatment Program

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“Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

-Step 2 from the Al-Anon Family Groups

 

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Powerlessness is not Hopelessness

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2019 5:48:56 AM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in family recovery, 12 steps of aa, alcohol abuse, Family Sober Support, Recovery Program

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