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Together We Change Many of us once thought that living without using nicotine was “just impossible for me.” We may have thought there was just something wrong or weak about our character. We didn’t fully understand the power of nicotine. At meetings we see and hear that we are neither unique nor alone. We discover […]
Alcohol serves an important purpose in many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications. It is used both as a solvent as well as a preservative. Obviously, medicines that come in liquid form are the ones likely to contain alcohol. It is good for those in recovery to be especially cautious when taking any kind of OTC […]
From “The Doctor’s Opinion” to the end of “More About Alcoholism” the Big Book discusses the first part of Step 1, which states, “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol”. We’ve discussed, studied, and internalized material from the “Doctor’s Opinion” to page 23 to see how we’re powerless over alcohol bodily. We’ve used pages 23 – […]
My name is, well that is not important, I am one of many ,I am an alcoholic. At the age of 14 I picked up my first drink. Not unusual for a teenager, except for one difference. For me there was never a question of one drink, not then, not ever. My friends would get […]
NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse Brief Description Many people do not understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using drugs simply by choosing to change their behavior. In reality, drug addiction is a […]