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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…

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

A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous (The Family Afterwards). The Family Afterwards is the book’s effort to show the family of a sober alcoholic what they might expect and suggestions on how they may deal with the newly sober family member. Is this chapter only for the family or should the alcoholic read this also? This chapter gives much helpful experience on what to expect when dealing with a newly sober family member. Solid specific examples are given of what troubles may arise in the family and how to deal with them. But also there is important…

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”, Alcoholics Anonymous (Into Action).

A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous (Into Action). Now that we have made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to God as we understand him and have written down all the things that are blocking us, it is time for more action. The book states in many ways that faith without works is dead, and this program is not about thinking, or feeling, it is about doing. There is more work to do in order to be free from the insanity of alcoholism. What steps are covered in chapter 6? “Into Action” covers…

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 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 we…

Step Four: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Step Four:  Made a searching and fearless moral inventory  of ourselves. After making a decision to turn to God, as you understand him, turning your will and your life is the beginning of the path  through the rest of the 12 steps.  Step 4 is about complete  self- examination. One important thing to remember as you move forward is that it will not work very well doing this on your own, without guidance. That is where a sponsor comes in.  A sponsor is someone who has the experience of having gone through the steps so they are able to help…

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…

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…

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…

When You Discover That Your Daughter Is Failing College Because of Drugs and Alcohol

When your child leaves for college, you are still concerned about their grades and behavior. If you find out that a daughter is failing in her classes, then it is important to learn why. In many cases, college students make bad choices and become addicted to alcohol and drugs, requiring an intervention from parents. Types of Drug Treatment Available for College Students College students can enter substance abuse facilities that specialize in treating young adults. While parents cannot usually force an adult child to seek treatment for an addiction, it is possible to encourage your daughter to begin therapy as…