Posts from: Breaking Addictions

Alternatives to 12-Step Programs

What will work for you? Alternatives to 12-Step Programs By Jerry Dorsman The 12-Step Program has a proven track record. It works. Since its inception in 1935, this program has been used successfully by millions of individuals who have managed to break... (more...)

Four Key Decisions to Enhance Recovery

Photo Credit: Pixabay 4 Difference-Making Decisions That Will Change the Course of Your Recovery in 2018 By Jennifer Woodson You’ve made the decision to change your life for the better, and now you’re in the midst of making that happen. Along the... (more...)

How to Plan for a Safe and Sober Vacation

Enjoying a Safe and Alcohol-Free Vacation   Staying Sober: Planning a Safe and Alcohol-Free Vacation By Jennifer Woodson If you’re in addiction recovery, the upcoming vacation season might have you feeling anxious. How are you supposed to make... (more...)

From Once Down

Recovery from Addiction poem   From Once Down By Jerry Dorsman From down, from out, From lost, I escaped. I quit the alcohol. I quit the drugs. I left that lifestyle. I dropped the struggle. Now free, I see things afresh. The world around me, Pristine... (more...)

Co-Occurring Disorders: The Risks and Dangers

Photo by Lukka Richie   Co-Occurring Disorders: The Risks and Dangers By Jennifer Woodson For many people with mental health issues, learning to cope with the overwhelming feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, or schizophrenia can be extremely... (more...)

Learning To Live With the ‘Alcoholic’ Label

Do I need to be labeled? Learning To Live With the ‘Alcoholic’ Label -Article by Helen Barker The first step to recovery, we all believe, is admitting that you’ve got a problem in the first place. We’ve all seen countless depictions of people... (more...)

Reducing Self-Criticism in Recovery

Reducing self-criticism   Reducing Self-Criticism in Recovery -Article by Helen Barker Many alcoholics and addicts use their substance abuse in a bid to achieve both happiness and confidence. However, in reality, addiction will never provide a route... (more...)

Jerry Dorsman Recovery Story

As I look back, I lament the days I wasted due to the alcohol and drugs. It was too many days. And it continued for too many years! My lifestyle at the time consisted of weekly binges on the alcohol and drugs. I’d be out of it for days. Then I’d take... (more...)

What You Need to Know about Alcohol Metabolism

How does alcohol change your metabolism?   This Presents a Revision to the Book, How to Quit Drinking Without AA: I did my research for this book in the 1980s and early 1990s. At that time, the best explanation for why alcohol packed so many calories... (more...)