More About Alcoholism

More About Alcoholism from Alcoholics Anonymous Most of us have been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics. No person likes to think he is bodily and mentally different from his fellows. Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people. The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue it into the gates of…

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Why Willpower Isn’t a Solution to Addiction (Video)

Why Willpower Isn’t a Solution to Addiction Video by Recovery Daily Dose When I was trying to quit smoking cigarettes, I can’t count the number of non-smokers who told me, “Quitting is easy: just don’t pick up the next cigarette.” They viewed the inability to quit as a lack of willpower. But if anything, those of us with alcohol- and drug-use disorders often have willpower to spare, and willpower isn’t the solution to our problems–it often gets us into those problems in the first place. Our solution has to involve…

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A Solution to Alcoholism

A Solution to Alcoholism Click Here for Part I Click Here for Part II There is a solution. Almost none of us liked the self- searching, the leveling of our pride, the confession of shortcomings which the process requires for its successful consummation. But we saw that it really worked in others, and we had come to believe in the hopelessness and futility of life as we had been living it. When, therefore, we were approached by those in whom the problem had been solved, there was nothing left for…

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There Is STILL A Solution

There Is STILL A Solution from Alcoholics Anonymous Click Here for Part I Here is a fellow who has been puzzling you, especially in his lack of control. He does absurd, incredible, tragic things while drinking. He is a real Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He is seldom mildly intoxicated. He is always more or less insanely drunk. His disposition while drinking resembles his normal nature but little. He may be one of the finest fellows in the world. Yet let him drink for a day, and he frequently becomes…

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Melissa L. – NA Speakers – 12-Step “Addiction Recovery” (Video)

Melissa L. – NA Speakers – 12-Step “Addiction Recovery” Video from Odomtology 12-Step Recovery Media Melissa shares a very powerful story of redemption from the depths of suffering with drug addiction, to a life beyond anything she could ever have dreamed of! AWESOME NA speaker! 🙂 Addiction treatment WORKS! The Twelve Step Model has been utilized as a treatment for alcohol abuse and alcoholism since 1935. It is extremely important to know that help IS out there and addiction recovery is possible. If you are battling alcoholism, drug addiction, addiction…

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There Is A Solution

There Is A Solution from Alcoholics Anonymous We, of Alcoholics Anonymous, know thousands of men and women who were once just as hopeless as Bill. Nearly all have recovered. They have solved the drink problem. We are average Americans. All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented, as well as many political, economic, social, and religious backgrounds. We are people who normally would not mix. But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful. We are like the passengers…

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Bill’s Story: AA Is Born

Bill’s Story: AA Is Born from Alcoholics Anonymous Click Here for Part I Click Here for Part II It relieved me somewhat to learn that in alcoholics the will is amazingly weakened when it comes to combating liquor, though if often remains strong in other respects. My incredible behavior in the face of a desperate desire to stop was explained. Understanding myself now, I fared forth in high hope. For three or four months the goose hung high. I went to town regularly and even made a little money. Surely…

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