From his book, “God of Our Understanding”, Rabbi Shais Taub give us insight into how to get over resentment and anger, two debilitating emotions that can sabotage addiction recovery. Written from a Jewish theological view, this short excerpt is applicable to addicts wanting to understand: How do I get over resentment and anger?
Straight edge tattoos vary in style as much as the straight edge lifestyle does. Here’s a quick pick of classic straight edge tattoo designs (and some personal favorites).
In the 12 step rooms of programs like A.A., addiction recovery basics dictate that we break the cycle of denial and call ourselves alcoholics or addicts. But is it healthy to continue to identify and reinforce this type of self-definition after years of sobriety? We ask questions about the assumptions of addiction recovery basics here.
Is the 12 step program of AA in accordance with Jewish religion? And how can Jewish people in recovery for addiction understand the 12 step program of AA in light of Jewish teachings about God? Rabbi Taub gives us some direction here.
One founding principle of twelve steps groups is anonymity. But what do groups like Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA), Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) or Sexual Recovery Anonymous (SRA) do when a member self-reports about sexual assault? Or what should members do? More here.
Sex is a natural part of human life. But do sex addicts need to abstain totally from sex in order to recover from sexual addiction? We review what twelve step groups believe in terms of abstinence for sex addiction here.
The writing of Darren Littlejohn is both informative and instructive in this handy-dandy intro to Buddhism via the 12 steps. If you’re looking for an alternative path, this book can take you through the 12 Steps Buddhist-style. Read on for more reasons why you should buy this book!
According to one report, 5 of 100 alcoholics are still sober one year after their first A.A. meeting. The most under reported lifestyle story might be that the majority of American alcoholics who make successful recoveries – 60% – do it outside of A.A. But with over 2 million + members, doesn’t A.A. have a good thing going? What do you think? Are these statistics bunk? Do they prove anything?
12 Step sayings are a great way to express yourself and carry the message at the same time. These ten (10) recovery slogans have been hand-picked to represent classic sayings that you’ve probably heard expressed at 12-step program meetings. If you have more ideas, please send them in! Keep an eye out for the next slogan series on irreverent recovery slogans.