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” 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”, Alcoholics Anonymous (A Vision For You).

A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous (A Vision For You). What is the purpose of this chapter? Chapter 11, “A Vision For You” is a summary of the big book , the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, and the growth of the fellowship at that time(1939). The main author of the big book, Bill W, had a certain style of writing that shows up over and over again. Bill liked to drive home the same point several different ways. He also didn’t like to use the same word more than once in a topic. Bill always summarized the…

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

A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous (To Wives). This chapter was written when there were only men in the AA program. But the wives were just as involved in these early meetings as the men were. The wives of alcoholics would often need to deal with the most difficult situations. Of course the growth of female membership in AA has been tremendous over the years. And in the 1950’s, al anon was founded by the wives of those earlier members. Is this only written to the wives of alcoholics? What is the message of this chapter? Yes…

A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous (Working With Others).

A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous (Working With Others). Now comes an action step. This will always save you in tough times and keep you steady in the day to day ups and downs that can be known as living life on life’s terms sober. As the opening of this chapter states; “Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail. This is our twelfth suggestion:” Why is there an entire chapter for the 12th step? At the time this book was…

A little ditty on the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous (We Agnostics).

A little ditty on the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous (We Agnostics). What is an Agnostic? The word broken down from Greek is, A meaning without, and gnosis meaning knowledge. So Agnostic means without knowledge. People tend to use Atheist and Agnostic as the same thing but they are not. An Agnostic is one without knowledge of God. In other words An Agnostic means one who does not know if God is or is not. Whereas an Atheist means one who believes there is no God at all. Why is there an entire chapter dedicated to this topic? As is…

Step Twelve: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Step Twelve: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. The final step suggests a result from taking the previous eleven, that being a spiritual experience. Then attempting to take this experience out to other sufferers and finally to practice this in all our relationships and areas of our lives. What is a spiritual awakening? One definition is to awaken the spirit. For many, who have practiced these steps over time it is the release from the prison of the…

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…

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…

When You Get a Scholarship to Detox or Rehab, Does it Cover Everything?

If you have a drug addiction, then it is essential to seek assistance at a professional rehabilitation facility. Before beginning a 30 to 90 day treatment, you will need a minimum of three days in a detoxification program. These treatments cost money, and when your insurance coverage is not enough, it is possible for you to apply for a scholarship. In most cases, scholarships are part of a financial assistance package and will not cover 100 percent of the costs of treatment. How Long Will Treatment for Substance Abuse Last? Each of our clients in detoxification and rehabilitation require different…

I Have Health Insurance But I Can’t Afford My Out of Pocket For Drug Rehab

The mental health services provided through a qualified health plan are among the ten essential health benefits guaranteed by Obamacare. These services must be included in every health plan, and some do not require out of pocket expenses. Diagnosis testing and screenings can be at no charge to the consumer. The provider can decide to treat addiction treatment like other medical services and charge the same type of fees as it does for regular medical care. The co-insurance amount per doctor visit, for example, would be the same for addiction treatment. Provider’s choose the Approach The provider can decide the…