When you have a craving you may experience physical symptoms, (i.e.) increased heartbeat, salivating.Cravings can be frequent and intense. They will lessen in frequency and intensity as your clean time lengthens and you become more active in your recovery program.
Bill Wilson, one of the co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, developed the 12-Steps in 1939. Wilson, a stockbroker, began AA with Dr Bob Smith, a physician. They resulted from Wilson’s exposure to William James’ book Varieties of Religious Experience; Dr William Silkworth’s views on alcoholism as a disease; and the Oxford Group’s four absolutes which in […]
Refusing to accept your addiction. Using is still an option for you. Minimizing the severity of your addiction. You try to control your intake. Ignoring the problems you have created. Focusing on other people’s faults. Refusing to acknowledge the people, places and things in life that cause stress. Believing you can live with dishonesty. Lying […]
Whether you are freshly out of a treatment centre or have been attending AA meetings for years, your recovery is the foundation of your whole life. When recovery is no longer your priority and your family, work and social life become difficult, you can begin to relapse emotionally. In conjunction with recovery meetings and working […]