Recovery is Possible . . .

. . . When we believe in a Power great than ourselves - one day, one step, one positive thought at a time. They swarmed around like bees, but by the power of the Lord, I got rid of them and their fiery sting (Psalm 118:12...

Another Manic Monday?

Time to make your life manageable again. Trust your Higher Power to restore you to sanity. The choice is yours. Are you ready to make the decision?Are you willing to take the first step?Do you care enough to summon the energy to get up and attend a 12-Step Life...

Setting Boundaries – What’s That?

Are you having trouble setting healthy boundaries? Some enablers are not even aware we are “allowed” to have boundaries. When we learn how to develop honest relationships with others, we will find the self-respect we seek. Determining the appropriateness of our...

12 Steps: They work if You Step Out in Faith

At many 12-Step meetings, we have a closing mantra, "Keep coming back it works if you work it --so work it because You're Worth it!" And my friends that is the truth. We are worth it. Don't quit before the miracle happens, don't ask for a refund, keep believing, step...

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...

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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...

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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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You’ve Got This! When . . .

No if, ands, or buts about it! We cannot work the 12-Steps for anyone else! We have to walk our own Steps to recovery and allow others the dignity to step up for themselves. How many times have we stifled our personal growth to help another? Helping is not a bad...

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