How to Deal with an Alcoholic Employee

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Have you ever asked yourself how to deal with an alcoholic employee? Before reading on, watch this… Despite stereotypes of alcoholics and addicts as being unemployable, alcohol and drug dependence is surprisingly rampant in the workplace. Said to affect an estimated 10 to 15 percent of the Canadian population, how could it be otherwise when…

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The Step Three Spiritual Principles

Congratulations on being on Step Three! This is a wonderful step that marks the end of thinking and the beginning of serious action. Many say that this step is where they truly found peace and freedom from the obsession of addiction, as they turned the key of willingness in the lock of self-will. That is…

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Addiction Recovery Program: Coming to Believe in a Power Greater than Ourselves

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Coming to believe is a process that can take time, no matter what the subject. For example, we may come to believe that a friendship we once cherished has turned toxic. We may come to believe that baking soda works just as well on tough stains as harsh chemical cleaners. Or we can come to…

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Step 2 in Twelve Step Programs: Finding Hope at a Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centre

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In the Twelve Steps, Step 2 reads “Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” The wording of the step is truly important to the individual struggling with addiction, particularly if he or she is feeling broken at the prospect of getting well. By the time we have entered…

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Admitting and Accepting Powerlessness to Addiction and Alcoholism

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“Who cares to admit complete defeat? Practically no one, of course. Every natural instinct cries out against the idea of personal powerlessness. It is truly awful to admit that, glass in hand, we have warped our minds into such an obses­sion for destructive drinking that only an act of Providence can remove it from us.” – Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions Even…

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What is Step 1 in the Twelve (12) Step Programs

In the recovery community, the term ‘12 Steps’ comes up almost constantly, in one variation or another. In most 12-step meetings, the steps themselves are outlined in banners or boards hanging on the walls, and are recited during the preamble of every meeting. Yet outside the rooms of recovery, the steps are not often investigated…

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A Step 12 Guide: Spiritual Awakenings in Addiction Recovery

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Even after so many decades, some mystery remains as to why the 12 steps present such a useful plan for addiction recovery. After all, only one step (the first) even discusses mind-altering substances; the rest seem completely unrelated to addiction, and while many of the steps involve common-sense spiritual principles familiar to many cultures and…

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