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02
Oct

“Doctor Sleep” Even The Most Damaged People Can Rebuild Their Lives

Stephen King at the Harvard Book Store. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A trip to the bookstore… Just the other day one of our associates mentioned that she and her son stopped in a bookstore to browse and buy a couple of classic fictional works to read. She related that as they wandered through the store they...
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28
Jun

Recovery, Unity, And Service: Can Service Save Us?

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi HOW SERVICE CAN SAVE US Those five words are the essence of this week’s TIME Magazine cover.  The magazine is dated July 1, 2013; however, the issue always arrive a number of days prior to the edition date....
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15
Jun

Are You A Friend of Bill W.?

AA Big Book (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Alcoholics and addicts check-in to treatment centers almost every day of every year. Most receive a gift…The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). For many it is their first introduction to AA and for others it is a re-introduction. It is not unusual for someone to know the exact...
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26
Dec

Holidays Require Vigilance

As the year fast comes to a close we all reflect on the past year and dream of what is to come. There are number of people whose New Year resolution will be to change the way they are living, especially if they are battling with drug and alcohol addiction. The road to change is...
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31
Dec

Gratitude for Gifts Received

What are You Grateful For? As the New Year approaches I find myself thinking of how different my life is after 22 years of sobriety. Today I am grateful, not just for the countless gifts I have received but also for the life lessons that brought me to Alcoholics Anonymous. At one of the first...
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person writing in journal
25
Jun

Farewell Letter to My Addiction

My sponsor asked me to write a farewell letter to my addiction. This is what I wrote. Farewell, Dear addiction, you were there for me when I needed you most. When my mother died you were my comfort. When I was scared you made me feel safe. When I was alone you were always there...
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