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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

    Perspective: Women in Recovery

    Women’s experience of recovery often comes with a specific set of considerations and hurdles; Women’s History Month has been our excuse to dive into the subject. Dee Young was expecting a man to catch her when she fell, but found that it was the women she met through AA who held her up. In her … Continued

    Women now drinking almost as much as men

    by Ana Sandoiu   Traditionally, alcohol consumption and alcohol abuse have been more commonly associated with men than women. But as more women drink alcohol, a new analysis finds they are catching up with men at an unprecedented rate. This also means women are affected by the same harmful effects of alcohol as men, and the … Continued

    Video: Five women share their stories

    More than 90 overdoses have occurred since Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in the city of Cincinnati alone. A local news channel spoke with five Cincinnati women who have overcome their addiction. The women share their stories about recovery and offer help to those who need it.

    Perspective: My Mom, My Sobriety and Me

    My mother always knew when I was lying or trying to hide the truth, even when I didn’t know myself. Uncanny, really, how she could coax things out of me. As a matter of fact, she was the one who sent me a copy of our Twelve and Twelve with the inscription “Maybe this will help you, Love and Good Luck, Mom.”

    Mother / Daughter Day

    What woman in recovery doesn’t have mom at the top of the resentment list? If mom is at the top of the resentment list, then she probably tops the amends list. One of the most positive aspects of being in a 12-step recovery program is that we learn to uncover and face the truth about ourselves. In facing ourselves we begin to see our own faults and we can no longer play the victim/daughter role.