10 Reasons Addicts and Alcoholics Fail in Early Recovery

10 Reasons that Addicts and Alcoholics Fail in Early Recovery 10. They do not take direction from others about how to solve their problem. 9. They suffer from low self esteem and do not feel that they deserve to be clean and sober. 8. They do not prioritize their recovery as being the most important thing in their life when it comes to structuring their day and how they spend their time. 7. They don’t learn how to process and deal with the feelings that they used to medicate with drugs and … [Read more...]

Care for your Heart – WOMEN

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable. Every journey begins with one step, whether it’s climbing a mountain or preventing heart disease. This American Heart Month, CDC is offering weekly tips for better heart health. Take your first step on the road to a healthy heart with us. Heart disease is a major problem. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die from heart … [Read more...]

Self Injury,Cutting – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Self Injury~Cutting Bipolar Disorder and Self-Injury Sometimes people with bipolar disorder, depression, and other mood disorders have episodes when they feel extremely sad, hopeless, anxious, or confused. When these emotions get too intense, the person may harm themselves with acts of self-injury. Self-injury, often referred to as cutting, self-mutilation, or self-harm, is an injurious attempt to cope with overpowering negative emotions, such as extreme anger, anxiety, and … [Read more...]

Early Recovery + Massive Action = Massive Success

  The Spiritual River.com ... wonderful healing philosophy and suggestions! A Must read for all Women in Recovery of Addictions.   The Reward for Creative Recovery Living the creative life in recovery is a reward in itself. It is a way of life that pushes you towards continuous growth, such that you are never stagnate and bored. The idea is to have a balance between enjoying your life and being happy with who you are, but also in analyzing your self and seeking to make continuous … [Read more...]

Alcohol Leads to Nonadherence in HIV Treatment, ‘misconceptions’

The most common cause of viral resistance, reduced effectiveness, and therapeutic failure with antiretroviral therapy (ART) is nonadherence to the recommended drug regimen. Full adherence to most medications requires that patients take 95% of their dose at the recommended times. Yet studies find various rates of non-adherence or sub-optimal use ranging from 17% to as high as 95%. In HIV treatment, adherence rates as low as 50% contribute to viral resistance and reduce the protective effects … [Read more...]

DECEMBER, NATIONAL DRUNK & DRUGGED DRIVING PREVENTION MONTH

December has been designated National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Click here to read the proclamation from President Barack Obama. December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month(3D Month), which is supported by public- and private-sector organizations devoted to preventing impaired-driving crashes. During 2003, alcohol-related motor-vehicle crashes … [Read more...]

Addiction is a Spiritual Dis-Ease, WOMEN in RECOVERY

Addiction is a spiritual disease. ... Because addiction is a direct assault against the Self, it is also a direct attack on the spirit or soul of the person suffering from the addiction. A person's spirit sustains life; addiction leads to spiritual death. One of most tragic conseqences of an addictive condition is the way it can destroy the heart and soul of a beautiful person. Whether the problem be drugs, alchohol, sex, gambling or work, the common pattern is that as the addictive … [Read more...]

Truth or Dare: Are you an Addict in Denial? – WOMEN in RECOVERY

    Truth or Dare! Let's begin with the Big Question: Are you an Addict in Denial?       Denial and Addiction: Becoming Aware of the Inner Voice that Leads to Self-Destruction Anyone who has been around 12-Step programs for any length of time has inevitably heard the old saying “Denial is more than a river in Egypt.” Indeed, when it comes to addictive behaviors of any sort, denial is definitely a whole lot more than a slogan. It is often the underlying dynamic that … [Read more...]

Spiritual Pilgrimage Anyone? – 9 Sacred Sites you won’t believe!

'... truly beyond belief' If you’re looking for a truly off-the-beaten path adventure with a spiritual side, few destinations rival these sacred sites. A combination of architectural marvels and temples built by eccentric orders, the spiritual sanctuaries in this feature are truly beyond belief. 1] The Temple Where Rats Rule The Karni Mata Temple in India has something every wandering soul seeking spiritual fulfillment yearns for: thousands and thousands of rats. Considered the … [Read more...]

The 12 STEPS of RECOVERY – "Free Floating"

  The First Three Steps are Your Own Doing Never Alone Again for You have travelled ... Beyond the Light !!!   Twelve Step programs are well known for their use in treating addictive and dysfunctional behaviors. The first 12 step program began with Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.)in the 1930s and has since grown to be the most widely used approach in dealing not only with recovery from alcoholism, but also from drug abuse and various other addictive and dysfunctional behaviors. The … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Challenges of the Heart

Healing a Broken Heart – Is there Hope? Is there Hope for healing a broken heart? Something or someone has just broken your heart. You were caught off-guard by a betrayal, a shocking behavior, or loss of a loved one. Suddenly you are feeling like you’ve lost all hope . . . you can feel a physical aching in your chest that leaves you wounded and scarred. How can you ever hope to recover or discover what steps will end this suffering? We all know that emotions are a vital part of the way we are … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY : Dr. Peggy L. Ferguson Phd. – ‘Finding LOVE in Recovery’

LOVE in RECOVERY.... You Will Find at the Right Time. Sometimes in early recovery, when you know that you are "working a good program", you may feel like something is still missing. You're still clean and sober. You are going to meetings. You are showing up for work everyday. You are starting to get your bills caught up. The important people in your life are remarking about how well you are doing. Yet, there still seems to be an absence of something important. We may not be developing … [Read more...]

Live a Life in Gratitude and Generosity, Angela Neik

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