Addicted to Caring or Controlling

Do you know the difference? The challenge is to strike a healthy balance between compassionate caring and compulsive controlling. Keep life manageable, stay in Step. Beginning with Step 1, Fess up! Admit! Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that...

Denial or Selective Hearing

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month. The theme for 2019 is, "Communication Across the Lifespan" (ASHA American Speech-Language-Hearing Association). This information interests me because at nine months of age I underwent a mastoidectomy behind my left ear. Over the...

Manic Mind to Thankful Thoughts

Living with someone who was not working a12-Step program---those were my anxiety-training years. One of the lessons I tried to master during this frantic-fitness training was to control my wild thoughts as I waited for the police to call and tell me my alcohol abuser...

Decisions, Decisions

Do I really need to go? Have to go? Maybe I should just stay home and watch Law and Order reruns. It's your life, live it to the fullest. Take the first Step and Go! Life Recovery@North Creek - Monday evening, 7PM - 8PM, North Creek Presbyterian Church, 4601 NW 71st...

Addicted to Caring or Controlling

Do you know the difference? The challenge is to strike a healthy balance between compassionate caring and compulsive controlling. Keep life manageable, stay in Step. Beginning with Step 1, Fess up! Admit! Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that...

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Denial or Selective Hearing

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month. The theme for 2019 is, "Communication Across the Lifespan" (ASHA American Speech-Language-Hearing Association). This information interests me because at nine months of age I underwent a mastoidectomy behind my left ear. Over the...

read more

Manic Mind to Thankful Thoughts

Living with someone who was not working a12-Step program---those were my anxiety-training years. One of the lessons I tried to master during this frantic-fitness training was to control my wild thoughts as I waited for the police to call and tell me my alcohol abuser...

read more

Decisions, Decisions

Do I really need to go? Have to go? Maybe I should just stay home and watch Law and Order reruns. It's your life, live it to the fullest. Take the first Step and Go! Life Recovery@North Creek - Monday evening, 7PM - 8PM, North Creek Presbyterian Church, 4601 NW 71st...

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Need a 12-Step Group?

As of January 2018, there were more than 61,000 Alcoholics Anonymous groups in the United States. Worldwide, the number is over 68,000, with a total of 2,000,000 plus members "working the Steps." https://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/smf-53_en.pdf Back in 1935, however, I...

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Step 12- Carry the Message

Alcohol Awareness Month is a public health program organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence as a way of increasing outreach and education regarding the dangers of alcoholism and issues related to alcohol. The program was started in April...

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The Addicts Pain … The Co-addicts Pain

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, but are you Aware that addiction begins with pain—and ends in even more pain? Are you Aware of where your pain originated? Are you willing to work at relieving the pain in a healthy way? As a recovering codependent, I have to remind...

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“Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow”!

Another weekend, and for many it’s another excuse to drink all day and into the night. However, this weekend can be different. There is help for today, and hope for tomorrow. It’s all up to you! April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and the first weekend, April 5-7, 2019,...

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Friday – Party- Hardy

For most codependents the weekend is not something we look forward too. For many of us, it means dressing in our "defensive controlling mode." Our gut tells us the addict is always in control, but denial tells us to ignore our instincts. We try to change our loved...

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