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A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous (There is a Solution).

A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous (There is a Solution). Chapter 2 starts out: “We, of ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, know thousands of men and women who were once just as hopeless as Bill (from chapter 1). Nearly all have recovered. They have solved the drink problem”. This chapter is an overview of the program that Bill was given by his friend who visited him and sat at his kitchen table, sober! This was shocking to Bill, as his friend was just as bad a drunk as he was. Who are the members of AA? What type of people…

A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous (The doctors opinion).

A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous (The doctors opinion). Who was the doctor that wrote this? William D. Silkworth, M.D. was Director of the Charles B. Towns Hospital for Drug and Alcohol Addictions in New York City, where he had treated, one of the founding members of AA, Bill W. several times before and was asked to write a letter on their behalf. Because of what he had seen in Bill and the few men that soon followed, the doctor was very happy to write a positive recommendation to put in their book. Why was this doctor’s…

Step Eleven: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry it out.

Step Eleven: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry it out. Continuing with the so called “maintenance steps”, step 11 suggests using prayer and meditation to build on our relationship with our higher power. God as you understand him. This does not have to be a complicated act. ” Keep it simple” is a theme throughout the 12 steps. What prayers should I use? How do I meditate? I have trouble sitting still. The prayers one should…

Step Seven: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

Step Seven: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. After you have honestly expressed willingness to have the negative items from your inventory removed in Step 6, you are ready to give them away in Step7. What do they mean humbly asked Him? To ”humbly ask” is a natural move after taking step 6 and to acknowledge that we cannot remove these shortcomings of our own power. We are approaching this step right sized. There is no humiliation here, only humility, which is a positive attitude towards our self and our lives. When I complete this step will I no…

Step Five: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Step Five:  Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Having honestly written down some hard truths about ourselves in step 4, it may seem like a useless exercise in beating ourselves up for past resentments and  mistakes made. That might be true if not for the steps that follow .  Step 5 is the first part of the solution to these things we now have put on paper.   What are the exact nature of my wrongs? These are the things you wrote down in your 4th step inventory. Resentments, fears,…

Payment Assistance for Rehab: Do You Even Need it When You Have Insurance?

Choosing to enter rehab is the best choice you can make for yourself if you are struggling with addiction. Having insurance that covers your treatment will go a long way towards putting you on the path to a solid recovery, but you might need more financial assistance than you might initially think. Why Would I Need Payment Assistance for Rehab? While Medicaid and other health insurance programs must provide coverage for the treatment of addiction and substance abuse disorders, this does not always mean that inpatient treatment is fully covered. In this instance, you may need financial help to pay…

Is Your Insurance Out of Pocket Too High for Rehab? Maybe a Scholarship Could Help

Insurance can be an asset when you are seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. However, there are times when you may find that the out-of-pocket cost is too expensive for you to comfortably afford. Fortunately, there are options available that can ensure paying for rehab is not a barrier to your sobriety. How Scholarships Help Many organizations understand the importance of helping people get clean. For this reason, they have set aside funds to make rehab affordable for everyone. In some instances, a scholarship will cover the entire cost of treatment. Alternatively, it may be used to make up…

Apply For A Scholarship For Drug Treatment

Paying for drug treatment is a common concern people face when they decide to work toward ending their addiction. Whether you lack insurance or are worried about covering copays, a scholarship can provide you with a way to eliminate the financial barrier to obtaining treatment. At any given point, the majority of rehabs have several people attending the program who are using financial assistance, and taking advantage of this opportunity is a great way to start sobriety. As you begin planning for treatment, you only need to take these simple steps to apply for a scholarship. Find a Treatment Program…

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 Finance My Stay At a Drug Rehab?

Your decision to enter rehab is a major milestone toward a sober future. Congratulate yourself on a smart move for your personal health, and start thinking about how to pay for this treatment. Although many healthcare plans cover drug rehab programs, they may not cover every expense. In most cases, you can finance your stay at a rehab facility by researching a few viable options. Facility Payment Plans Every treatment program has a different management philosophy, but most programs do offer some form of payment plan. Before you agree to a treatment plan, ask the administrator about dividing out your…