Newcomers to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other 12-Step programs may hear about the 13th Step and wonder how they missed an entire step in their recovery. After all, isn’t it called the twelve-step program?
Not so long ago most romantic and sexual relationships began with flirting, perhaps some wining and dining, and a lot of getting to know each other, perhaps even a date. But the rapid integration of technology into our dating, sex, and romantic lives has transformed the natural progression of romantic relationships, with Craigslist, pro-adultery websites [...]
Twenty-five years after Melody Beattie wrote her groundbreaking book, Codependent No More, and following publication of three other books on codependence (Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, and The Codependents Guide to the Twelve Steps), the author is back again, this time with The New Codependency. This latest work sheds new light on how [...]
Every day it’s the same thing. You come home and your partner is stoned out of his or her mind on marijuana, or snorting coke, doing crack, speedballs, shooting up or popping pills. Things are rapidly going downhill, if they haven’t already. You’ve talked to your partner until you’re blue in the face, and still [...]
If you are like most individuals in recovery, going through drug or alcohol rehab was probably one of the most difficult experiences you’ve ever faced. Having made it through the tough part, however, doesn’t quite prepare you for some of the out-of-the-blue situations you’re likely to encounter post-rehab. Like what to do when friends turn [...]