Substance Abuse is a Family Disease

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and this month youth.gov is concentrating on the young Americans who are abusing drugs and alcohol. However, it is important to remember when any member of a family has an addiction, every family member is sucked...
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Teenage Substance Abuse – A Runaway Reality

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and this month youth.gov is concentrating on the young Americans who are abusing drugs and alcohol. Well, if that's the case, I have a confession to make. I used to be one of those know-it-all teenagers who sat at...
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Stop the Rescuing Already!

As National Recovery Month comes to an end, there is one thing we must keep in mind. For every addict, there is a co-addict—an enabler who, in order to get well, must consider the truth of Step One. That his or her life has also become unmanageable.   Until we...
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Let Go and Let God

When you finally admit your life has become unmanageable, you will come to realize just how unmanageable it really is. If you still believe it's up to you to enable, to fix, to control, to volunteer to do everything and you still fall short.   “But forget all...
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Substance Abuse is a Family Disease

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and this month youth.gov is concentrating on the young Americans who are abusing drugs and alcohol. However, it is important to remember when any member of a family has an addiction, every family member is sucked...

read more

Teenage Substance Abuse – A Runaway Reality

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and this month youth.gov is concentrating on the young Americans who are abusing drugs and alcohol. Well, if that's the case, I have a confession to make. I used to be one of those know-it-all teenagers who sat at...

read more

Stop the Rescuing Already!

As National Recovery Month comes to an end, there is one thing we must keep in mind. For every addict, there is a co-addict—an enabler who, in order to get well, must consider the truth of Step One. That his or her life has also become unmanageable.   Until we...

read more

Let Go and Let God

When you finally admit your life has become unmanageable, you will come to realize just how unmanageable it really is. If you still believe it's up to you to enable, to fix, to control, to volunteer to do everything and you still fall short.   “But forget all...

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First Step – Fix Yourself!

Tell me my friends, how helpful at your own expense? Giving until it hurts never a wise choice.   To acquire wisdom is to love yourself; people who cherish understanding will prosper (Proverbs 19:8 NLT).  ...

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Codependents Know Everything. Right?

For those of us who have faced the "Irma's" in our path. Instead of trying to control, or always thinking we must have the answer to every problem, maybe that's the best time to Let go and let God! Just ask Job how that worked out for him.   From out of a...

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The 12th Step: Sharing Happy Memories

It's picnic season. What are your fondest family picnic memories? For some, the memories are hidden - best forgotten.  With the help of the 12th Step, Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to...

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