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Taking Direction

  Taking direction is supposed to be a big part of recovery.  Lots of addicts don’t know how to stay clean so they have to be taught by the people who came before them and have more experience staying clean.  Finding these people to take direction from is easy if you want to get help.  They are at Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous, and so on.  As long as they have been clean for a while and know at least a little bit about staying clean they can guild you through the steps and give you healthy direction in your life.  Finding a sponsor something that is suggested by other addicts and alcoholics as a means to maintain sobriety over the long run, and I have found having … Read entire article »

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The Many Varities of 12 Step Programs

The Many Varities of 12 Step Programs

  As an addict, it is in my nature to flood my brain’s pleasure centers. After a night of riding the tidal waves, I come to in a pool of spilled bourbon and stale sweat. I begin to feel at home in the deep end, dependent on the bottom feeders. What begins as a problem with benzos and alcohol might grow to include codependency or addictive thrill-seeking behaviors. I begin to associate the desperation of the morning … Read entire article »

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Iron Chef Cat Cora Arrested for DUI

  Cat Cora, an aspiring chef and author, making her first appearance on the hit TV show, Iron Chef America featured on the Food Channel, as well as cohost on the show, Around the World in 80 Plates presented on Bravo TV, was arrested and charged for one count of DUI and one count of driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or higher. On June 17, at 6:15 p.m., Cat Cora rear- ended another vehicle at the intersection of State and La Cumbre streets in Santa Barbara, CA.  Luckily, no one was hurt.  When police got to the scene of the minor accident, the driver hit in the other car said Cora seemed to be intoxicated, prompting the victim to record video of Cora on his camera phone showing signs of … Read entire article »

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