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A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous (More on Alcoholism).

A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous (More on Alcoholism). This chapter starts out by saying; “Most of us have been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics. No person likes to think he is bodily and mentally different from his fellow.” So who among us is in a rush to say we are different than everyone else? Especially when it comes to drinking and especially if we have built our life around it. What step is in this chapter? The first page of this chapter describes the first step of the 12 step program. “We learned that…

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” of Alcoholics Anonymous (Bills Story).

A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous (Bills Story). Why is Bill’s story the first chapter? Yes, Bills’ story is the first chapter following the doctors opinion. So it would seem that the doctor’s opinion is pretty important, then followed by Bills story, which is called Chapter 1. I cannot make any absolute confirmation to why Bills story was the first chapter, except to say that Bill was in fact the main author of the book, with much input from the original approximately one hundred members. Also Bills story is very much about identification for the reader. This…

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…

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,…

Who Qualifies for Drug Treatment Scholarships?

If you are attempting to enter a substance abuse facility, then you must find a way to pay for the program. It is possible that your employer-sponsored and private insurance plans will not cover all of the costs of detoxification and rehabilitation, but there are drug treatment scholarships available. In order to apply for a scholarship, you must complete forms that require information such as your age, gender and the type of drug abuse treatment required. What is the Level of Care with a Drug Treatment Scholarship? The level of care you receive with a drug treatment scholarship is the…