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Bob D. – AA Speaker – “The Triumph of Recovery from Alcoholism” NEW 2017

One of the best AA speakers of all time shares his moving and powerful story of recovery a couple months ago. I do not know what it is about Bob, but every time, every talk, there is always something poignant and useful I get from his talks. It is absolutely amazing how he just draws […]

Doug R. – AA Speaker – Hilarious recovery share – “Hope and Laughter” NEW 2017

Doug is a VERY funny AA speaker with a great sense of humor. This share from earlier this year had me rolling with laughter a few times as Doug was telling his awesome stories. I absolutely LOVE messages that are both hilarious and have a powerful story of recovery! Doug has wonderful sobriety and has […]

Karl M., Clancy I., Peter M., Katie P. – AA Speakers – One of the BEST AA Workshops ever recorded!

This is a top notch lineup that includes many of the best AA speakers out there! This is an inspirational and powerful workshop and is sure to keep your attention for all eleven hours. Listed below are all the speakers in the order they appear. One of the cool things about this one is that […]

Polly P. – AA Speaker – “Emotional Sobriety and Inner Peace”

Polly P. is one of the best women AA speakers you will ever hear. In this share, the talks about emotional sobriety and how she was able to navigate trials and low spots in her early recovery, by thinking of others and taking action. Finding Usefulness I am they type of person who it is […]

Clancy I. – AA Speaker – “Alcoholism: A Disease of Perception”

Bob said, “If your problem is alcohol, you’re wasting your time going to AA. We can’t help people like you.” I asked him, “What is the problem then?” He said, “There’s an answer for people who use alcohol as if it is the answer.” I told him that I had quit drinking hundreds of times […]

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Journey Through AA’s First Three Steps (Part One)

In this series, we are attempting to look at the illness of alcoholism and its nature, in the manner that the Big Book presents it.  I am going to highlight what I think are the important points of each step.  We are going to be looking at it from two different angles.  The first, is […]

Dealing with your emotions while in active sobriety

Emotional sobriety was by the far the hardest for me to manage. I had already surrendered to the drink and the drug. By the graces of my god I never struggled with accepting I was an alcoholic or a drug addict, I realized that years ago. I just did not know how to stay sober. […]

Navigating Relationships in Recovery

Relationships for the normal person are both amazing and amazingly difficult. Relationships for the addict/alcoholic, are pretty much impossible. Did you ever hear people say, “You can’t give love if you don’t have love yourself?” It’s true, you cannot give away what you haven’t got. Period. An addict/alcoholic just simply does not have any room […]

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Recommended Reading: The Chemistry Behind Alcohol Addiction

Often times, critics of alcoholism and substance abuse use the phrase “alcoholism is not a disease” or “alcoholism is a behavior not a disease.” While these assertions can be frustrating to those who have suffered, there is some wonderful recommended reading on the topic of the empirical evidence and chemistry behind alcoholism. It has been […]

Kent C. – AA Speaker – “Getting Sober, Freedom from Alcoholism”

I remember when I was new, someone said to me “Think through the drink.” So I said, “Okay, lets go get one!” Are you kidding me? This was not a solution. However, we have a book called Alcoholics Anonymous. I’m powerless in it. I can’t get the necessary power no matter where I go or […]

Milly’s Story of Recovery – Drug Addicts Anonymous

As a child my older brother got into 12 step recovery, I visited him in rehab when I was 11. So I always knew about the 12 steps and part of me always knew that recovery was possible. But this information only made it even more baffling when years later I just couldn’t seem to […]

Treating Addiction Through Resolving Past Trauma

When someone is looking for the best fit in a treatment centre, it is very important to find one that has a holistic approach that encompasses every aspect of substance abuse disorder. Often, this can include addressing past trauma in a safe, open, and healing way. Recovery Direct is one of South Africa’s premium addiction […]

Costa Rica Drug and Alcohol Treatment: Low cost, High Quality

Costa Rica Treatment Center began with a single mission in mind; to help individuals, families and communities suffering from addiction and other related mental health disorders by offering highly effective yet affordable evidence-based treatment services while maintaining the highest level of quality and client care. We operate under the disease model of addiction. Integrating this […]