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The Poison of Should

by David S. This Little Word… There is this one word, this one idea that seems to ruin everything. It upsets us. At the beginning it looks and sounds something like this: “I should be able to control this,” or

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Your Filter Will Falter

This we know for sure… “Selfishness — self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles!” (Alcoholics Anonymous p. 62) We read this section and intellectualized what selfishness means.  Most of us knew that we had been drastically wrong

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Back in the Foxhole

by David S. We Cursed God… We thought that if there was a God out there, he would not have let us fall to such depths. We believed that no God of love would allow us to go to jail,

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First World Offender

by David S. Taxes… Taxes… Taxes… So, April is almost in the rearview mirror for another year.  It’s that season again. We all have probably just finished paying our taxes — Regarded by nearly everyone as a most unpleasant experience.

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How to Get Your Kid Off Drugs

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Regaining Perspective-It’s not all rainbows and unicorns

by David S. A Misconception Some people mistakenly believe that when you work the 12 Steps and get clean and sober, life is supposed to just be grand from then on. When it’s not, many people panic. Well… That just

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Great Expectations

by David S. Let Me Tell You about This Guy I Knew… He made straight A’s in school. He was a dedicated athlete, and was without question near the top of his sport. He spoke Japanese fluently. He made friends

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Thorough and Honest

By David S Faith and No Faith I had been raised with a particular religious background known for its strict, black-and-white, all-or-nothing approach. My grandmother and my mother adhered to its culture with a particular dedication, having us at assembly

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Not Subject to Approval-My Employer’s Plan

by David S. “Selfishness and self-centeredness!” That, we think, is the root of our troubles. Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity…” (Alcoholics Anonymous p. 62) Those were the all-powerful forces of my life during both

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Is Relapse part of recovery?

Still our primary purpose by David S.   “Relapse Is Part of Recovery…” It is. But not in the way those people say. There are many saying that most people will continue to relapse for the rest of their lives,

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