Mental Health, Stigma, and Recovery - Recovered 994
Release Date: 05/01/2019
Larry S. from Atlanta, GA and Christian P. from Atlanta, GA doing a Big Book study in McKenzie Bridge, OR - March 6th-8th 2009 Premium Membership Information Sustaining Partner Information Episode Partner Donationinfo_outline Cravings and Triggers - Recovered 1313
Cravings and triggers can be major obstacles for those struggling with addiction. These intense desires to use substances or engage in addictive behaviors can be overwhelming and challenging to resist. Overcoming cravings and triggers is crucial for those in recovery, as giving in to these impulses can lead to relapse. One effective way to overcome these cravings and triggers is by using a higher power. By relinquishing control and trusting in a higher power, you in recovery can find strength and support to resist the urge to use. The 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a program designed...info_outline The Importance of Honesty - Recovered 1311
Honesty is a crucial aspect of any 12-step recovery program, it is essential, to be honest about one's feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Many people with addiction struggle with denial, which can prevent them from acknowledging the extent of their problem. By being honest, individuals in recovery can begin to confront the reality of their addiction and take the necessary steps to overcome it. Another reason why honesty is important in a 12-step recovery program is because it helps build trust and accountability. Recovery requires a strong support network, and that network relies on trust and...info_outline John A. Part 5 of 5 - Recovered 1312
John A. from Dallas, TX speaking on steps 10, 11 and 12 at the Glasshouse Group in Fort Worth, TX - August 29th 2002 Premium Membership Information Sustaining Partner Information Episode Partner Donationinfo_outline John A. Part 4 of 5 - Recovered 1310
John A. from Dallas, TX speaking on steps 10, 11 and 12 at the Glasshouse Group in Fort Worth, TX - August 29th 2002 Premium Membership Information Sustaining Partner Information Episode Partner Donationinfo_outline John A. Part 3 of 5 - Recovered 1309
John A. from Dallas, TX speaking on steps 10, 11 and 12 at the Glasshouse Group in Fort Worth, TX - August 29th 2002 Premium Membership Information Sustaining Partner Information Episode Partner Donationinfo_outline John A. Part 2 of 5 - Recovered 1308
John A. from Dallas, TX speaking on steps 10, 11 and 12 at the Glasshouse Group in Fort Worth, TX - August 29th 2002 Premium Membership Information Sustaining Partner Information Episode Partner Donationinfo_outline Staying Motivated - Recovered 1307
Staying motivated in recovery is crucial for long-term sobriety. 12-step recovery programs offer a structured approach to overcoming addiction, but they also require a significant commitment and dedication from individuals in order to be effective. Without motivation, individuals may struggle to stay on track and achieve their goals of sustained sobriety. Maintaining motivation in recovery helps individuals to stay focused on their goals and resist the temptation to use drugs or alcohol. It allows them to continue to make progress toward their ultimate goal of living a healthier,...info_outline John A. Part 1 of 5 - Recovered 1306
John A. from Dallas, TX speaking on steps 10, 11 and 12 at the Glasshouse Group in Fort Worth, TX - August 29th 2002 Premium Membership Information Sustaining Partner Information Episode Partner Donationinfo_outline Trust - Recovered 1305
Anyone who has battled a substance use disorder would have to admit that it took a significant toll on their relationships. While in the throes of active addiction, all energy is focused on meeting the demands of the substance. This, unfortunately, leads to actions and words that cause harm to loved ones. Over the course of the substance use period, loved ones stop believing anything you told them. Trust was fractured. Now that you are in recovery, attention is directed toward restoring those relationships and mending the broken trust. In fact, the process of making amends to loved ones in...info_outline
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