Emotional Sobriety

What is an Inner Voice?

When people talk about an inner voice in the context of spirituality, they are normally referring to an inner intuitive sense of direction in their life. This sense of there being an inner world, and […]

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Acceptance and Surrender

It has become almost something of a cliche in society nowadays to use the adage that you cannot cope with a problem unless you first admit it. Not that this is a new or a […]

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The Need to Question Gratitude

Quite often in an AA meeting or similar, you will hear someone announce themselves as my name is so-and-so and I’m grateful alcoholic/ addict, or I’m a grateful recovering alcoholic/addict. Equally, you are quite likely […]

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The Myth of Tough Love

Tough love is one of those expressions that has crept into the vocabulary of mental health and 12 step recovery in recent years. It sort of implies that an action or directive is being given […]

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What is Emotional Sobriety ?

Everyone’s journey from active alcoholism into sobriety is both unique and complex. One thing that is fairly common however, is that when people do sober up, they have to start living with themselves without alcohol.

Emotional Sobriety

Willing To Go To Any Lengths……

Anyone familiar with this phrase will recognise it from the early part of chapter five of the book Alcoholics Anonymous, which sets out the 12 step program which is at the cornerstone of AA’s recovery […]

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Emotional Sobriety

What is Manipulative Behaviour ?

There are in fact two questions really, what is manipulative behaviour and why is it so damaging. Manipulation is often thought of as being something that most people do in  varying degrees in order to […]

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Alcoholics Anonymous Sayings

People in recovery tend to talk a lot – at meetings, on the phone, on zoom and face to face. Sometimes this can all be a bit irritating, but most of the time the things […]

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Are there any Alcoholics Anonymous Audio Books?

Audio recordings and audio books of Alcoholics Anonymous conventions, speaker talks and AA literature have been around for a considerable time, and have grown significantly in the age of the internet. There are numerous ways […]

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Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has always realised the importance of people being able to contact them quickly, and gain quick and reliable information about the time and place of meetings, as well as more general information. […]

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What is the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous ?

The organisation Alcoholics Anonymous takes its name from the book of the same name. Understanding the reason the book was written, how it is structured and what its real purpose is, is crucial to anyone […]

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous, often referred to as AA, is probably the best-known model of recovery for helping people who have a problem with alcohol. As an organisation, it has been around since the early mid-1930s, originating […]