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In the first part of the book Alcoholics Anonymous on the Steps, Bill W. wrote a series of essays on the Steps which appear in the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. Known informally as the "Twelve and Twelve," the forward to the book reads, "A.A.'s Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the suffered to become happily and usefully whole." 
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Some people have cravings long after they stop using drugs and alcohol. Sometimes a craving will "come out of nowhere". 
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Drug or alcohol addiction is a primary, chronic disease that is defined as the repeated ... Willpower is defined as the self-discipline or self-control of an individual.
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For people to truly be in addiction recovery, they not only abstain from drinking, but they actively work a program of recovery that is meant to address the causes and reasons that they drank in the first place. When they fail to do that, they may remain sober, but fail to progress in healing the underlying issues that caused the drinking. They will get stuck, and life is not as fulfilling and happy as it could be. Someone in that situation can be called a dry drunk.
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It's a good goal, don't you think?
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Simple but not necessarily easy.

• Be of service; get a commitment at a meeting.
• Be honest, open-minded and willing (H.O.W.).
• Don’t get too hungry, angry, lonely or tired (H.A.L.T.).
• Keep it simple. We stay clean and sober one day at a time.
• Pray. Ask questions. Seek answers.
• No matter what happens, keep coming back!
• Be patient. Recovery takes time.
• Remember, your sober friends care.

Advice from Cocaine Anonymous (but pretty much universal for all)
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Happy Father's Day to all the sober dads out there!

Recovery allows us to be the best fathers, men we can be, enjoy today as it will be one we remember.

I have one week of sobriety under my belt today! Sobriety is the best gift I've ever received and I am truly thankful for it.

It's so nice to wake up on Father's Day without a head-splitting hangover.

I'm looking forward to spending quality time with my family and drinking seltzer.

"anonymous dad"
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Heroin gets most of the attention for being the deadliest addiction, but it's alcohol that causes the most harm to society. It has been found to be more dangerous than crack and heroin for various reasons. Alcohol addiction leads to mass consumption of a poisonous substance. Organs are affected and deteriorate and often irreparable after years of alcohol abuse.

Alcohol not only affects your body substantially but it does a lot of damage to your psyche. You hurt those around you and stand the possibility of losing everything. The fact that alcohol is legal makes it so much more prevalent than the hard illegal drugs in society. It is glorified in movies and readily available almost everywhere. Alcohol has direct and indirect health hazards.

The good news is that there are so many more options to treat alcoholism today! And, it doesn't have the stigma that it once help.

I am proud to be a sober alcoholic.
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Positive thinking impacts how we view ourselves, how we treat the people around us, and how we handle adversity. People who think positively are better able to manage stress and are better able to assess situations from multiple perspectives before taking action. Learning to think positively (and you can learn how) leads to using positive language, which allows for a positive and supportive work culture.
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Is this step one just said in another way?
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