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The assets right here will consultant you alongside a pathway of self-assessment, discovery, and success. Readers will discover a thorough and considerate exam of the connection among melancholy and dependancy and should find out about techniques for dealing with the unfavourable emotions and innovations that may result in relapse.

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Yet this work kept me sober. It wasn't a question of those alcoholics giving me anything. My stability came out of Page 49 trying to give, not out of demanding that I receive. Thus I think it can work out with emotional sobriety. If we examine every disturbance we have, great or small, we will find at the root of it some unhealthy dependency and its consequent unhealthy demand. Let us, with God's help, continually surrender these hobbling demands. Then we can be set free to live and love; we may then be able to Twelfth Step ourselves and others into emotional sobriety.

To handle my depressions and low points, I need the help of my friends in the program. I can't do it alone. Page 58 Today's Thought I am but one, but I am one; I can't do everything, But I can do SOMETHING; What I can do, I ought to do, What I ought to do, God helping me, I WILL DO. " Anonymous The weight of carrying the world on our backs has been removed from us in recovery. It is good to remember the world was never ours to carry in the first place. Our program prevents us from setting ourselves up for failure.

After all, it had been a long time since I thought about drinking. I deserved a break. I'm still a little shocked that I could slip away from the program and back into classical depression so easily. I forgot I had a progressive disease, and one that tells me I'm not sick. No matter how many 24 hours I've been sober, I need to keep hearing the message that my answers and peace of mind come through working the 12 Steps. Keep coming back! 8 Years) I was introduced to the principles of Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET) when I was in treatment for alcohol and drug addiction.

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