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“Life on Life’s Terms”

Life on Life’s Terms On my 60th day sober I awoke completely paralyzed on the left side of my body. And I mean completely. I had no idea what had happened but my first thought was ; “Now what?” I could not wiggle a toe or finger. My left side was dead. Know what I did. I took forever to get dressed with one hand, but did it. I’ve heard it said over the years that; “even if your ass falls off, pick it up and bringing it to the meeting”. Well I took my right hand and was able…

” My Newcomer Job?”

” My Newcomer Job?” When I first got clean and sober I didn’t have a job and hadn’t really had a legitimate one in quite awhile. Being in the program now I had a sponsor and his direction was now to go out and apply for six jobs a day. I didn’t have any skills or a car or drivers license, so I didn’t make the six applications a day. I was closer to two or three. With a little help I had a resume of some kind, with a little creativity, not lying just sharing the positive parts on…

A little ditty on the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous (DOCTOR BOB’S NIGHTMARE)

A little ditty on the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous (DOCTOR BOB’S NIGHTMARE) Why is Doctor Bob’s story always the first in the story section in all four editions of the Alcoholics Anonymous books? Dr. Bob Smith was the co-founder of the program. The date of the start of the program of Alcoholics Anonymous was marked on the day of Dr Bob’s last drink, June 10th 1935. It was a morning bottle of beer to calm the jitters so he could do a procedure that morning. Together Bill and Bob realized that in order to continue to stay sober they…

A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous (To Employers).

A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous (To Employers). Did Bill W also write this chapter as he did all the others? Interestingly enough, this is the one chapter Bill did not write. Although there is some disagreement about details. Hank P was the first alcoholic, after Bill, to sober up at Towns Hospital in New York and became the second AA member in the New York area. Hank wrote Chapter 10. He was a business man who had held positions in some large corporations. He also helped Bill to get the book published. Hank had much experience…

Does My Insurance Cover Everything For Drug Treatment?

Insurance is a tremendous help with paying for rehab. Yet, it can be hard to understand exactly which services your insurance will cover. Since starting sobriety in good financial standing is important, here is what you need to know about getting your insurance to pay for rehab. Understanding Your Policy Insurance coverage can vary according to the company providing the insurance and the type of plan you are covered under. For most insurance companies, drug and alcohol addiction does fall under a medical need so they often cover at least some rehab services. It is important to check your actual…

What Qualifications Are Needed To Get a Scholarship Into Drug Treatment?

Drug treatment can be expensive, and it is possible that you need financial assistance to make sobriety a reality. Fortunately, understanding organizations and individuals have established scholarships to help bridge the gap between what you can afford and what your treatment will cost. Typically, applying for a scholarship will require you to meet some guidelines, and these are the most common qualifications that you need to be approved for financial aid. Documentation of Financial Need Since scholarships are designed to assist individuals who may not be able to afford their treatment, you will need to demonstrate some financial need. However,…

Understanding How Scholarships Work For Drug Treatment

The biggest problem with rehabilitation is that it is highly expensive. The prices of rehabilitation can be as high as $15,000 depending on the location. length of stay and the services. Most serious rehabilitation stays are more than 30 days longs. Many people do not go to rehab because they do not feel as if they can afford the treatment. Fortunately, rehabilitation scholarships exist, and they can reduce the bill greatly. If you or someone you know is suffering from alcohol or drug addiction, you may want to speak with someone about such a scholarship. How a Drug Rehab Scholarship…

What is The Best Way To Qualify For a Scholarship To a Drug Rehab?

Any professional care can be expensive, from a yearly physical to immunizations. When it comes to paying for drug rehab, you might be short on funds. Between personal savings and some healthcare coverage, it’s possible to come close to the amount that you need to get sober. To bridge this financial gap, however, you should look into scholarships. In fact, there are drug-rehab scholarships that are available to nearly every individual. You simply need to be qualified to access these free funds. A Documented Financial Need Many available scholarships are based on financial need alone. Collect all of your income…

Can I Receive a Scholarship For Rehab Even If I Have Insurance?

Many groups and charitable organizations sponsor scholarships for addiction treatment services and rehab. The overall purpose is to promote treatment and help people take the vital step of getting out of a destructive pattern of dependency and making a commitment to a lifetime of sobriety or drug-free living. Rehab scholarships help people in financial need and those in need of an opportunity. While some people have insurance and or pubic insurance coverage, these plans do not cover all of the costs of rehabilitation services. Rehab Scholarships Some sponsors offer scholarships to achieve a particular purpose. They may be motivated to…

How Do Faith Based Organizations Help People Who Need Detox From Drugs and Alcohol?

Alcohol addiction runs rampant in the world today, and many people wonder what they can do to relieve themselves of the problem. A faith-based organization is one place that an addicted person can go to seek help for drug or alcohol abuse. Such an organization will have a slightly different approach to and view of addiction and recovery than the average recovery center will have. The following is some information on how a faith-based organization can help you or your loved one to escape from the bondage of alcohol and drug addiction: Faith-Based Beliefs The main belief that a faith-based…