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Addiction and the Workplace
Recovering addicts have much to offer an employer but disclosing your situation may not always be favorable. Use common sense and don't be so quick to wear your recovering heart on your sleeve. Know the difference between honesty and foolishness.
Being a mother today isn't easy for anyone but for moms recovering from an addiction it is not only about the changes they make. It is also about the choices their children make and with these come joy and tears.
Using the Tools of Recovery
Being solid in recovery does not have to be difficult if we carry our toolbox with us wherever we go. But we also must remember to open it and use the tools every day. When we don't, the fallout can be devastating.
So You Love An Alcoholic
Guest Author, Jody, writes "I would not be in recovery (Alanon) today without all the alcoholics in my life, sober and active. I'm grateful for each and every one".
Food as an Addiction
Food can be an addiction. Most people think that means overeating. It can also mean not eating enough. In either case, we must examine how we feel about food and the reasons why our eating habits just don't seem normal.
DUI is Everyone's Problem
State laws are becoming stricter in the effort to control DUI's. They are made for anyone who drives while under the influence, even the "normal" drinker. Are these new laws too harsh or not harsh enough?
Guilt and Shame
There are many things you can say you might feel guilty about. But do you feel shame? There is a big difference between guilt and shame and we must get rid of both to live in peace and serenity.
Easy Doesn't Always Do It
The phrase "easy does it" is familiar to everyone. But easy doesn´t do it when we pick and choose which steps we work. Recovery means working all 12 Steps, not just the easy ones!
Is a Loved One Addicted?
Addiction affects the entire family. If you have an addicted loved one, especially one in denial, you must get help for you. This is an honest appraisal of addictive behavior that is important for you to know.
The Tao of Sobriety
A life of harmony and the ability to walk a path of virtuous conduct is the result of honesty, open-mindedness and willingness. This is the Tao of sobriety.
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