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Is It Time for a New Sponsor?

Sponsorship When a person is new to recovery and joins a 12-step group, it is generally recommended that they select a sponsor to show them to ropes. A sponsor is a person who is further along in their recovery and who has successfully worked the 12 steps with a sponsor of their own. Ideally, a...
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The Amends Process: How It Works and Why It Matters

More Than a Simple “Sorry” Many people have been on the giving or receiving end of an apology that was forced, didn’t feel genuine, or did nothing to remedy the situation. This is why making amends, addressed in the eighth and ninth steps in 12-step programs, is much more than simply saying sorry for mistakes....
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How Online Recovery Communities Can Help You Stay Sober

Recovery can sometimes feel like a lonely pursuit. While nothing can quite replace the kind of community that comes with face to face contact, engaging with an online recovery community can be an exceptional resource for sustaining sobriety. A study published by the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment found that online recovery communities achieved positive...
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Talking About a Traumatic Event

No matter what the experience is or why it happened, talking about a traumatic event is a vital step towards healing and recovery. Trauma & Tragedy Tragedy can happen to anyone, and it can come in many forms. Sometimes it is a painful experience that was endured as a child, such as physical or sexual...
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Sponsorship in Al-Anon

Every day, minute, and second, someone is suffering from the disease of addiction or alcoholism, and it’s not just the person who is drinking or using drugs. For decades, Al-Anon has helped millions of families and friends who have been affected by the disease of addiction/alcoholism. We believe addiction is a family disease, and with...
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