Category Archives: Recovery Principles

The Reality of Character Defects


The Reality of Character Defects Is There Really Something Wrong? I recently took a self-assessment evaluation online that attempts to assess a person from an aspect of the five major personality traits and their ten aspects recognized by most psychologists. From this, “The specialized, personalized report you will receive after completing the process will[ more..]

Making Amends

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The accountancy model of morality and one alternative The book of Alcoholics Anonymous says about the 9th step: “Now we go out to our fellows and repair the damage done in the past. We attempt to sweep away the debris which has accumulated out of our effort to live on self-will and run the show ourselves. If we[ more..]

Putting Sobriety First

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09-29-16 | BY KELLY FITZGERALD Why It’s Imperative to Put Sobriety First Getting sober can be a slap in the face, and I mean that in the best way possible. Everything is real and dealing with emotions and life can be overwhelming. If you’ve spent time in the 12 step rooms of recovery, you may have heard that[ more..]

House of Recovery

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Stategic Recovery – The Benefit of Simplicity By Chuck S. Can you summarize your overall recovery strategy in 30 seconds? If not, it may be a little too complex. I took some time recently to map my ideas for establishing and maintaining a healthy recovery.  Spending time to simplify its big picture helped significantly. In[ more..]