Author: Matthew Bryson

Living the Principles

How 12 Steps principles help us stay on the sober road Alcoholics Anonymous, the Big Book, tells us, on page 60, “No one among us has been able to maintain…

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How to Develop Loving Relationships

Rebuilding relationships in addiction recovery  In the past, we had our loving relationships without addictive substances or thoughts rather than with people. We became increasingly isolated from those around us. We may…

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Shame as a Weapon

Resolving uncomfortable emotions in addiction recovery Shame and inadequacy become part of an addict’s personality. It also affects the family members of a dysfunctional family. Recovery means recognising such emotions and…

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Feeling Inadequate?

Inadequacy in addiction recovery Thoughts, feeling, and fears about inadequacy present a paradox of particular importance to recovering people. To achieve emotional growth, we must distinguish between feelings of inadequacy…

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Connecting with Others in Addiction Recovery

The Process of Going Beyond Self n recovery, alcoholics and addicts discover that they are not the self-sufficient creatures they once thought. For most of them, relearning how to establish satisfying relationships with others…

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Staying Sober in the Festive Season

How to remain abstinent maintain during the holidays It’s the end of the year and the beginning of the holiday season – a time for celebration with friends and family! However, for persons in…

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