Monthly Archives: August 2013

TIME

We all prioritize our daily lives. We make time for those things we feel are important. Everyone has a mental list of things that need to be done, some more important than others. As time goes by we edit the list, removing items we feel have become less important and...
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The Snowball Effect

Cunning, baffling and powerful! Those are the words that you hear to describe addiction to alcohol and other drugs in open 12-Step recovery meetings. These particular words are used for a reason. They are inherently true. They succinctly say it all. Few people outside of addiction or recovery can fully...
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How Much Is Too Much?

We have all heard the terms social drinking, alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence and alcoholism. Have you ever considered how these terms are defined? Where is the line between each and how do you know when one is crossed? Well, it depends. There are many different definitions for the degree to...
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The Jellinek Curve

No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. Those who are familiar with 12-Step recovery programs will recognize this statement as the fourth promise of AA. The downward spiral of addiction follows an inevitable path of self destruction, many...
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The Ultimate Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

You have probably heard the term self-fulfilling prophecy many times in your life. This term was first described by the sociologist Robert K. Merton in his book Social Theory and Social Structure. “The self-fulfilling prophecy is, in the beginning, a false definition of the situation evoking a new behavior which...
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