Perspective: Buddhism – the spiritual path that fit

by Mike R. Some 10 years ago, I started to practice Buddhist meditation and study Buddhism in depth. With 14 years sobriety and having gone through the steps 14 times, I felt I needed to be able to look at myself through a different lens. For me, this was the...

The Practice of Mindfulness in Addiction Therapy

by Jenifer Talley, PhD   In my practice, I work with many clients whose addiction may be construed as a maladaptive response to “discomfort of unknown origin.” A patient will tell me: “I’m not sure how to describe it. I was feeling something. And before I knew it...

Step Ten: Living the Program

by James Knight Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. The most precise description of the Tenth Step is found in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, which states: “Continue to watch for selfishness, dishonesty,...