Honesty in Recovery

Honesty in Recovery

Honesty is often a casualty of drug and alcohol addiction. An addict will persist in denying that he has a problem. He will lie to friends and family about his conduct and whereabouts. He will ignore or deflect obvious symptoms of his problem, for example, by blaming job problems on sources other than his alcohol…

Owning Up to Your Mistakes

Owning Up to Your Mistakes

In his book, House, the sociologist/author, Tracy Kidder follows a team of carpenters as they build and create a new house from scratch. An anecdote in the book describes what the carpenters do when they make a mistake, specifically, they sign their name on the wood or structure that shows the mistake, they correct it,…

Simplifying the 12 Steps

Simplifying the 12 Steps

The famous 12 Step addiction recovery program was made popular by Alcoholics Anonymous, a group designed to help alcoholics into recovery. It has indeed helped thousands of people worldwide and continues to do so with the following process: Step 1 Admitting the Problem- The most difficult step for most addicts, admitting that you have an…