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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How to Stop Drinking Alcohol: 5 Tips

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Are you looking for how to stop drinking alcohol tips? Great!  Because… Stopping drinking alcohol when you’re an alcoholic is the most important thing you can do to improve your quality of life. What follows are tips on how to quit drinking based on the experience, strength and hope of others that have successfully started…

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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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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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Signs That Your Life Has Become Unmanageable Due To Alcoholism and Addiction

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Step One in the 12 step program of AA (which is also used, in modified form, for almost all other 12-step fellowships and programs) is actually a two-part step. The first part of Step 1 is an admission of powerlessness over the drug of choice. Though there is much debate about what constitutes ‘powerlessness’, one…

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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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The Twelve Steps and Principles of Alcoholics Anonymous

For many, the journey to recovery from alcohol, drugs and harmful behaviours includes learning about the Twelve Steps of recovery. Set out in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1939, the 12 steps may seem very simple. In reality, they set out a blueprint for a new way of life that is accessible to…

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The Power of Remembering When in Recovery

On November 11th, many people around the world will be celebrating Remembrance Day – a day devoted to honouring the veterans who sacrificed so much in the world’s many wars. Sadly, though we do take a moment of silence to remember them, much of the world still remains embroiled in conflict of one sort or…

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Am I an Alcoholic or Drug Addict? 

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If, like most of us did, you spent years avoiding, denying or otherwise evading the question, consider this: People who don’t have a problem with drugs, alcohol or any kind of mind- or mood-altering substances, typically never ask themselves, “Am I an alcoholic or drug addict?”. It’s not even on their radar. Similar to the…

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