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Is AA/NA the Only Fellowship I Need to Attend?

Is AA/NA the Only Fellowship I Need to Attend?

Coming into recovery, we put our whole effort into our 12-step program. We finished treatment, did 90 meetings in 90 days, got a sponsor, worked the steps, and sponsored others. Our recovery was guaranteed, right? You can't go wrong if you work the whole program! Or so we thought.... The reality is that, while getting clean/sober and working the steps did some amazing things for our lives, we still had other "outside" issues that we needed to work on. These were issues that weren't necessarily addressed within the AA/NA fellowship. Rather, they were issues that perhaps needed a little more…
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Is Life Better Without Alcohol or Drugs?

Is Life Better Without Alcohol or Drugs?

Let's face it, one of the major fears you had when you first came into recovery is that you'd never again have fun like you had when you were drinking or using. Alcohol or drugs were not only what you used to overcome the feelings you had, it was also the social lubricant you used to enjoy yourself when you were celebrating. Could it possibly be that life could be just as fun, or even more fun without the mind-altering substances? Would life ever even be worth it without the drugs or alcohol? As it turns out, we had no…
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Overcoming Incomprehensible Demoralization in Recovery

Overcoming Incomprehensible Demoralization in Recovery

If you've just clicked on this article and begun reading, we congratulate you on getting over your fear of very big words in blog titles. And that is quite an accomplishment! But really, we want to talk for a moment about those two lurking words that have probably bothered you since your second day in rehab: incomprehensible demoralization. What does it mean? Simply put, it means that in our addictions we have stooped far below the place we ever thought we would just to obtain our substance of choice and be able to use it whenever we wanted. We compromised…
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Chateau Recovery on RehabReviews.com

Chateau Recovery on RehabReviews.com

Our sincere and heartfelt thanks to RehabReview.com for the glowing review of Chateau Recovery Sober Living Homes. We couldn't be more pleased! On August 19, 2016, RehabReviews.com posted a fantastic review of us on their website. Their review perfectly captures the services and even the spirit of Chateau Recovery Sober Living. "...Allowing residents a chance to build a foundation in recovery is crucial to maintaining life long abstinence from drugs and alcohol." "Chateau Recovery boasts a high end yet highly nurturing setting for men and women in early recovery. The exquisite houses are perfect for clients seeking safe and structured…
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Why its Important to Carry the Message in Our Recovery

Why its Important to Carry the Message in Our Recovery

The 12th step of the big book of Alcoholics Anonymous states, "Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all of our affairs." What this means is that as a result of our recovery, we now understand that our beliefs have changed when it comes to our addictions. We now believe that our addiction is a problem and not the solution to our problems. To help keep us grounded, we focus our efforts on the needs of those around us. We take our…
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