Not everyone is interested in the spiritual dimension of the 12 steps and AA. Get answers from a psychotherapist about AA alternatives that have empirical support and are known to work for drug addiction and alcohol treatment here.
Addiction is not a crime. On the contrary, drug and alcohol addiction are treatable illnesses. Here we present guidelines for how medical staff can work with and treat addicts. A must read for all medical professionals treating addicts.
Fear, anger, and shame are all a part of the cycle of addiction. But you are not alone. Should you admit a drinking episode to a sponsor? What can you expect? More on admitting drinking to an AA sponsor here.
Finding a sponsor is one of the most important steps on the road to recovery. 10 tips on how to find an AA sponsor, plus finding the right sponsor for you and ideas maybe you didn’t think of yet.
In some ways, AA shares characteristics with cults. In other ways, AA may seem like a religion. But where does Alcoholics Anonymous fall within the sociological practice of its beliefs? Is AA truly a cult?
How do you establish respect in relationships after active addiction has ceased? Three (3) steps to getting your relationship back on track here.
Learn how to overcome codependency in relationships by shifting your spiritual basis of understanding. Rabbi Taub teaches us the basics of recovery from codependency in this short excerpt from his book, “God of Our Understanding”.
The effects of alcoholism on the family can seem obvious. So what should you do if you are the spouse or child of a binge drinker? More here.
If you think you have a problem with drugs, smoking or drinking…you probably do. Learn why you can’t stop and what you can do about it. Simple steps to stop smoking, stop drinking or stop taking drugs here.
Codependent relationships are actually not relationships at all. Learn more about how living in codependency with an alcoholic or addict inhibits your ability to connect intimately, and evaluate potential signs of codependent behavior here.