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Picking Your Battles

Picking your battles implies letting go of instances in which you would usually feel slighted.  This may seem like you are sanctioning the particular behavior from the other.  This is far from the reality of picking your battles.  By ignoring the verbal exchange completely, you are using a behavior tool known as extinction.  This is

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Picking Your Battles
Gratitude

Gratitude

When all else fails make a gratitude list.  Sometimes we just get bogged down in our lives.  We may have too much on our plate at times.  We may not know how to prioritize what to do first.  The best thing to do at times like these is to pause and take a step back

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Change

The only thing certain about change is that it is sure to happen.  Major changes must be made at the beginning of a sober life.  The first change is sobriety itself: freedom from all mind-altering chemicals including alcohol (we are not referring to prescribed medications).  It goes without saying that sobriety is a must as

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Change
“This Too Shall Pass”

“This Too Shall Pass”

Newly sober addicts will probably find a myriad of situations suddenly requiring their attention.  These types of situations can be relational, financial, work-related, health concerns, loss of a career, divorce or separation, homelessness, legal issues, and many other types of difficulties.  It may appear to the addict that he has entered a long, dark tunnel

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Self Care

Many of us while active in our addictions may become somewhat removed with keeping up personal grooming and hygiene.  This can have a very negative effect on our mentality and how we view ourselves.  When feeling the effects of the highs and lows of our addiction we may become more disheartened by the way we

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Self Care
12 Step Slogans

12 Step Slogans

Easy Does It What exactly does this slogan mean?  However, we could better start our discussion with what it doesn’t mean.  It could be a paraphrase of “do not put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Addicts are known for procrastination when it comes to performing common tasks or carrying out responsibilities.  It

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