Tag Archives: alcohol

The dangers of alcohol for women (and some men)

This is another unusual blog post for me, about rape. Although there is more information available about rape worldwide, it does not stop rape from happening: whether it is the recent rape of a young woman by local high school … Continue reading

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The best gift of all

Last week I wrote about how February was a big month in my sobriety. Getting my 9-month chip was very important, but finding out that I was pregnant 25 years ago was such a huge gift. I very much wanted … Continue reading

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9 month chip!

February was a really big month for me in that first year of sobriety. In February, I made nine months of sobriety. It was the month I finished my first time working right through the 12 Steps of A.A., and … Continue reading

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Many ways to show gratitude

Ever since my mid-teens, I’ve been a volunteer. Even when I was at the depths of my drinking and drugging, I did volunteer work. No doubt I made mistakes, sometimes because I spent the night before – and into the … Continue reading

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Making amends

Step 9 of A.A. says: “Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.” This is a logical next step after “making the list of all people I had harmed” in … Continue reading

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Quietly grateful

Ah, sometimes life is just a little more challenging than we hope. For me, the past week has meant health challenges that cause me pain and make me very tired. So, it will be a short post this week to … Continue reading

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A whole lot of surrendering going on …

It’s been a while since I reflected on the 12 steps of the A.A. program. The next, Step 8, says: “Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.” For me, … Continue reading

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