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Elizabeth

Elizabeth

There are no words. But there are looks, hugs, touches, tears and even smiles. Elizabeth was the first person I truly loved more than life itself. Our theme song was Rod Stewart’s song “Have I told you lately that I love you”, the favorite phrase ‘there will never be...
Halfway House Chronicles

Halfway House Chronicles

Early-Recovery is Crazy! The title says it all – early-recovery is crazy! We’re a whirlwind of emotions (mainly negative ones!), fear, insecurity, anxiety, highs and lows, and all sorts of madness. It’s not all bad though. It’s also the time when we grow the most!...
My Dog Helps Me Stay Sober!

My Dog Helps Me Stay Sober!

By: Tim Myers Man’s Best Friend My dog keeps me sober. Or I guess you could say he helps. He doesn’t go to meetings, doesn’t have a sponsor, and he has never worked a step. When he talks, I can’t understand a single thing he says. He’s very good at listening. I can...
The 12 Steps of AA (for Dummies)

The 12 Steps of AA (for Dummies)

A Breakdown of the Steps! By: Tim Myers Step One: “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable.” For Dummies: I can’t stop drinking and it’s impossible for me to do anything without messing up. I try to stop but next thing I...
Things You Should Never Do In Recovery

Things You Should Never Do In Recovery

By: Tim Myers I Can’t Do What?? There are so many things in recovery that “they” say you should never ever do. They say… You shouldn’t be in a relationship until you have a year. You should never have Redbull. Never smoke or hang out at bars. You should never live by...
Happy Birthday to the Big Book!

Happy Birthday to the Big Book!

Happy 76th Birthday! Just a few days ago, April 10th to be exact, the Big Book celebrated its 76th birthday! How cool is that? One of the most influential books of all time (if I do say so myself!) has been around for over seventy-five years. It’s helped millions of...
What is PAWS Anyway?

What is PAWS Anyway?

Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome Ah, good old Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome! Maybe you’ve heard of it. If not by that name, I bet you’ve heard of PAWS. If you’re anything like me, that acronym left you scratching you, wondering why people were talking about animal...
The Science Behind AA

The Science Behind AA

Spirituality & Science…Together? We all know that AA and other twelve-step fellowships work. Most women in long-term recovery are living, breathing, and awesome proof of it! What we don’t know, though, is why AA works. Let me clarify, we don’t know scientifically...

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