Hayley Does Cocaine While Working At The District Attorney’s Office

  Hayley was adopted as a baby to loving and caring parents. She did not party in high school; her early adulthood started well. At the age of 23, Hayley was awarded a court settlement after a car accident, and with the money she bought a home. This allowed her to live alone and to hide the volume and frequency of her drinking. Even her boyfriend didn’t know she was doing cocaine so she could […]

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Steve Alcoholic – Suicide By Alcohol: Steve Used Marijuana As A Gateway Drug To Alcohol

  Steve used marijuana as a gateway drug to alcohol. He started using marijuana at age thirteen with an older brother and some friends. By age fifteen, he got into alcohol. By age seventeen, he stopped using marijuana because it did not mix well with his heavy alcohol use. Everything Steve did had to have alcohol involved with it in order for him to find it fun. Steve was a functioning alcoholic until his mid-40s […]

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Food Addiction, Twelve-Step Program To Recovery with Michelle Goldberger

Alcohol addiction starts when everything goes black after that first drink and all you want is to keep drinking even when you know that it’s the wrong thing to do. Food addiction is the same. Any kind of sweet was the new alcohol for recovered alcoholic Michelle Goldberger. Her craving for food was insatiable until she started working the twelve steps at the COR Retreat Center. Even with a 60-pound weight loss, she still battles […]

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A Conscious Connection With A Higher Power, Steps 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, & 12 Of The 12 Step Program with Paul and Dave

Steps 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, & 12 of the 12 Step Program will let us admit the nature of our wrongdoings. These steps help us to prepare to tell the truth to other people about the things that we do wrong. Admitting this makes us accountable for those things and we realize that we cannot do this alone. With that realization, we become ready to ask help from people who really can help change […]

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Self Honesty And Forgiveness, Steps 4, 8 and 9 of The 12 Step Program with Paul and Dave

Self honesty is important for an addict doing the 12 Step Program. This will pull skeletons out of the closet and it forces them to face their faults, recognize their resentments and find a way to forgive themselves. We have a self-justification tendency because in the past we always think that we were right and this caused us to hurt others. The road to drug recovery will make us ask forgiveness from these people as well, not only to […]

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Personal Thoughts On The First Three Steps Of The 12 Step Program with Paul and Dave

The 12 Step Program to drug recovery is like taking a plane ride where you think you’re flying alone, but in reality you’ve got company on this journey of growth and change. The first three steps of the program will have a recovering addict admit that he is powerless over his addiction. Through this admission, he accepts that he needs help from people and from a power greater than he is. Learn more of the powerful effects of the first three steps of the 12 Step Program as Paul Noddings and Dave, his friend and former house manager for Responsible Recovery, share their experiences working their way to recovery.

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