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  • Video: Dysfunctional Family Roles

    Family is something that we all have…some good and some not so much! When you are dealing with a dysfunctional family as a child, you can take one a role in order to survive. Here are four of the roles that children take on to cope and deal with the negative and unhealthy family environment. … Continued

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    A Black Recovery Experience

    The recovery community, in my experience, can be a welcoming and tolerant place, as prescribed by our principles and traditions — ” the only requirement for membership is a desire…” — with a focus on our similarities rather than our differences. My quintessential moment in recovery (the moment the light went on) came while listening … Continued

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    Video: An Atheist’s Guide to 12-Step Recovery

      “Most of these people gave up playing God because they came to believe there is a God – and so of course they accept that they can’t possibly be Him. Perfectly logical. You can do it for the simple reason that it just doesn’t work. That’s enough, isn’t it? Maybe it’s time to say … Continued

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    Al-Anon Perspective: Step 8

    by P.C. I have my list for Step 8 from my Step 4 inventory. This step holds me accountable to the harms I have caused others. Step 8 awakens me to clarity. I have heard a common phrase in the rooms for years: “What is your part?” and I was asked to consider, could it … Continued

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    Al-Anon Perspective: Ending my Isolation

    by Tony A. It had taken me a couple of rounds of the steps before I was really honest enough to work Step 8 with the intention that I believe it is asking of me. When I was brand new to my step work and came to Steps 8 and 9, I immediately balked and … Continued

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