12 Principles of AA


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Spirituality in Recovery

Applying the 12 Principles of AA With Intention

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April 9, 2021

At some point, everyone is new to recovery and AA. Maybe you have been in and out of recovery and don’t fully recall the detailed inner-workings of the 12 Principles, or maybe “how this whole AA thing works” is kind of a blur. Perhaps you’re ready to walk the…

Cure for Addiction


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Recovery Tips

Is There a Cure for Addiction?

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April 7, 2021

I’ve been thinking about the way we talk about addiction. In the words of the World Health Organization, addiction is a “chronic, relapsing brain disease.”  When we think of diseases, we think about finding cures for them so that we don’t have to suffer from their symptoms anymore.  But…

5 Key Action Steps for Conquering Addiction


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5 Key Action Steps for Conquering Addiction

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April 1, 2021

Struggling with addiction is a massive burden to bear, and it can feel incredibly overwhelming. If you’re reading this and you or someone you love is in the depths of an addiction to drugs, alcohol, or other substances, you likely have struggled with this thought. Can addiction be cured?…

Mindfulness


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Spirituality in Recovery

How to Stay Mindful in the Workplace

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March 12, 2021

Most of us spend the majority of our waking hours at work. If you’re like me, you not only depend on your job for obvious financial reasons but also use work to achieve a sense of purpose and fulfillment. While our jobs allow us to support a busy lifestyle…

The Five Love Languages Book Review


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Relationships

How The Five Love Languages Radically Improved My Marriage and My Life

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March 3, 2021

If you haven’t heard about it, The 5 Love Languages is a great book by Gary Chapman. I was first introduced to the idea of love languages about five years ago when speaking with a therapist about some relationship struggles I was facing. As we talked, she suggested that…

Spirituality Isn’t Always About Religion in Recovery


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Spirituality Isn’t Always About Religion in Recovery

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March 2, 2021

When people hear the word spirituality, it’s often conflated with images of organized religion, secretive rituals, and weekly mass. While this may be the case for some people, it certainly isn’t always the case. Spirituality and religion are two separate entities, and I find it important to make a…


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Recovery Tips

Helping Others Through Recovery Is Often the Best Cure For Substance Abuse

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February 17, 2021

In rehab, I spent a great deal of time with a constant inward gaze. I played the mistakes I had made repeatedly in my head. Then, I lamented how the disease of addiction had unfolded and ravaged my life. This self-evaluation is, of course, an important part of recovery….


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My Journey

Jim Haggerty Shares His Personal Addiction Recovery Story

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February 1, 2021

Hi, I’m Jim Haggerty, welcome to my blog! This is my first post so I thought I would give you some background about myself and why I started this blog.

I am just your average guy, living life a day at a time, blessed beyond belief. I have been married…

JAMES HAGGERTY

Welcome to my ongoing journey… Join me as we continue our path to sobriety and balance. Thanks for reading. Stay strong.

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