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Original Six Steps

  In the early days of AA the fellowship operated under a loose set of spiritual principles borrowing heavily from the ideas of The Oxford Group. There was no single way of “doing AA.” Some people favored a plan focused on living “One Day at a Time” others were focused on prayer and “quiet time.” […]

Recovery NOW

Alcoholics Anonymous is a wonderful ancient book and has helped many, how many one will never know because it is anonymous. For some reading an ancient text can be difficult. like ¨ To the Wives or The family afterwards and so on.¨ “Recovery now” is an alternative, it does not stray away from the steps because they are […]

Definition of Alcoholism by Mayo Clinic

Alcoholism is a chronic and often progressive disease that includes problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, having to drink more to get the same effect (physical dependence), or having withdrawal symptoms when you rapidly decrease or stop drinking. If you have alcoholism, you can’t […]

Third Step Prayer

“God, I offer myself to Thee—to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way […]

Acceptance

And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation — some fact of my life — unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way […]

Spiritus contra Spiritum

Over the years, as a psychiatrist in Zurich, Switzerland, Carl Jung treated many people with a variety of mental health challenges and disorders. In 1931 he treated an American, Rowland H., who suffered from chronic alcoholism. His treatment was unsuccessful as Rowland’s condition became hopeless over time. He came to the conclusion the only possible […]

Women For Sobriety, Inc

Women For Sobriety, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions. It is, in fact, the first national self-help program for women alcoholics. Our “New Life” Program helps achieve sobriety and sustain ongoing recovery. WFS has been providing services to women alcoholics since July, 1976. The WFS “New Life” […]