Never Fatherless

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Did your Role Model Follow the 12 Steps?

Addictions rob us of the most important thing in life—healthy relationships. Thankfully, I had a Dziadzi (Jaw-Gee)—grandfather in Polish—who did not suffer from substance abuse. My Dziadzi, was the most positive father figure I could have ever hoped for. Dziadzi never...

Happy Birthday AA!

Dr. Bob had his last drink on June 10, 1935, and so began the first step on a journey to healing, and a healthier way of life for millions who suffer from addictions.  Who was Dr. Bob? If you are a friend of Bill W., then you know Dr. Bob. Dr. Bob Smith, along with...

Thank God for Support Groups

Avicii – Kate Spade – Anthony Bourdain RIP   Do you or someone you know need help and don't know where to turn? Find a reason to hope and believe! Here are several support group websites to help those suffering in silence and think suicide is their only option....

Did your Role Model Follow the 12 Steps?

Addictions rob us of the most important thing in life—healthy relationships. Thankfully, I had a Dziadzi (Jaw-Gee)—grandfather in Polish—who did not suffer from substance abuse. My Dziadzi, was the most positive father figure I could have ever hoped for. Dziadzi never...

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Happy Birthday AA!

Dr. Bob had his last drink on June 10, 1935, and so began the first step on a journey to healing, and a healthier way of life for millions who suffer from addictions.  Who was Dr. Bob? If you are a friend of Bill W., then you know Dr. Bob. Dr. Bob Smith, along with...

read more

Thank God for Support Groups

Avicii – Kate Spade – Anthony Bourdain RIP   Do you or someone you know need help and don't know where to turn? Find a reason to hope and believe! Here are several support group websites to help those suffering in silence and think suicide is their only option....

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Step 6. No More Discounts!

 “Thank you,” said the store clerk at my favorite thrift store. Her gracious response was expected. However, when she added, “Would you like to round up your purchase to the next dollar—all our proceeds help provide housing for survivors of human trafficking?” I felt...

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Steps to Caring for Self

Author's note: I am late in posting this time-sensitive blog because I was busy cleaning up after my visiting relatives left. Only kidding! The relatives are coming, the relatives are coming! Today, May 18, is National Visit Your Relatives Day. Be Careful, be very...

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Mother’s Day Gift of Serenity

God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot Change;  Courage to Change the things I can; and the Wisdom to know the difference. Taking my own Inventory Cherish the Serenity of good memories. Accept the shortcomings. Fill me with Wisdom to know Your will...

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Dignity is the “D” in our DNA

Or is it? In Al-Anon we hear the slogan, "Detach with Love." However, the real test of Detaching with Love is to love ourselves enough to begin our detachment process. Detachment has nothing to do with the person I think I can cure, change, and control. Detachment is...

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My Pain is Not your Pain

Just because April, Alcohol Awareness Month, draws to a close, doesn’t mean we have to stop inquiring into the behavior caused by the disease of addiction. And that includes the "dis"ease of codependency. For instance, the following three-minute video reveals an...

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There is no Step 420 in any 12 Step Program

What does 420, 4:20, or 4/20 mean to you? Does 4/21 ring a bell? According to qz.com, April 20 marks the unofficial high holiday of stoner culture, when cannabis enthusiasts around the world celebrate the fine art of smoking pot (or eating it or vaping it...

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