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Archive for August 2008

What You Should Expect Inside a Drug Rehabilitation Treatment Center

August 29, 2008

Considering checking into a detox or drug rehabilitation program?  If you’re experience is shaping up to be anything like mine was you’ve made a number of phone calls at this point.  You know nothing about what goes on inside these places so you ask the nurse or counselor.  The question is inevitably brushed off with […]

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends…

August 29, 2008

Well, it’s been over two months since I last attended any sort of twelve step function, let alone a meeting.  Contrary to all I’d been told, I haven’t gone to hell in a handbasket, haven’t relapsed — as a matter of fact, life has in many respects improved.  I’m 100% physically sound and just a […]

Recovery in a nutshell? “Get right with God!” — Atheists Unwelcome At Twelve Step Groups Most Basic Doctrinal Level

August 29, 2008

“We admitted we were powerless over our addiction — that our lives had become unmanageable.” Step one is said to involve surrender.  Initially, this surrender is supposed to be simply to one’s addiction.  “Stop fighting it.”  The notion reappears, however, in step 3 where one is asked turn one’s will and one’s life over to […]