Category: Alcoholism

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There Is a Cure

August 6, 2020

It is often said, and rightly too, that there is no cure for alcoholism or drug addiction. Of course, there isn’t. Cures are for things like diseases, hams, and epoxy. Neither alcoholism nor drug addiction is any of those. It takes what we often call a spiritual awakening and though the term may sound like…

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When the Awakened Return to Slumber

May 28, 2020

Have you or anyone you know ever successfully given up a vice, an abusive relationship with a substance or behavior via spiritual means, only to later transfer that obsession to another failing – or even have an outright relapse? Many have.  Well, what happened? There’s the botched broadening of a spiritual living that is the…

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Bad Habits Trace to a Single Cause

October 20, 2019

Drinking too much liquor, indulging in drugs, and overeating are objectionable activities, for sure. But they are not the cause of the addict’s or alcoholic’s troubles. Alcoholism, drug and food addictions, vices and bad habits of all kinds are merely obsessive behaviors that manifest as effects following one original cause.  That’s how all obsessions like…

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Round-Up

March 18, 2019

I just got back from one of the best 12-Step conference events ever. It was the South Maryland Round-up, in Solomons Island, MD.  What was so good about it?  It was the people who showed up. A sold-out event, 600 seats filled by drunks of the AA, 12-Step persuasion, along with some of the best…

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Is This Dish Prepared With Alcohol?

December 8, 2017

If you have ever had to ask that question, chances or you are going to really like this piece. Can a “sober” alcoholic safely consume chocolate liquor? What are angostura bitters? Is liquore the same as liquor? What about those little cherry cordials? And what the heck is sugar alcohol anyway? Is it safe for…

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October 30, 2017

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What Your Parents Did

December 29, 2017

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