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Differences between Addiction Treatment & 12 Step Recovery

May 20, 2014
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It is important for people that do not know about either addiction treatment or 12 Step recovery programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous to understand the difference between the two. It is important to make the distinction between the two, because they are not the same […]

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Are You An Alcoholic?: Understanding & Identifying Alcoholism

May 19, 2014
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Alcoholism is a chronic and progressive disease that is characterized by an addiction to alcohol, either by a physical, mental, emotional or behavioral dependence. An alcohol addiction often is accompanied by an abundance of negative consequences due to alcohol use and abuse, which can occur as physical […]

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Understanding and Overcoming Anonymity in Addiction Recovery

May 14, 2014
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Anonymous (adj.)
– (of a person) not identified by name; of unknown name
– Having no outstanding, individual, or unusual features, unremarkable or impersonal

Anonymity (noun)
– The condition of being anonymous
– Lack of outstanding, individual, or unusual features; impersonality

Alcoholics Anonymous Tradition 12

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The Importance of Gratitude in Recovery

May 9, 2014
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There’s an old saying in many Twelve Step fellowships that goes “a grateful alcoholic will never drink” or “a grateful addict will never use”. While clearly scientifically impossible to prove and surely not “evidence-based”, this theory seems to hold some weight in relation to the importance […]

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