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Non 12 Step News for January 8, 2017

Be Wary of Your Personal Physician! Once again this week we received a call from an individual who found himself in trouble because he had confided to his doctor’s assistant that he thought he might be drinking a bit too much since his retirement. The assistant wrote a note saying that the man was obviously drunk (he wasn’t, hadn’t had anything to drink) and his doctor demanded that he immediately check himself into a residential rehab program.

By | January 8th, 2017|Newsletters|0 Comments

Non 12 Step News for December, 11 2016

eprogramming If you are going to leave your alcohol abuse behind, then you will find it helpful to leave all of the 12 Step mythology behind – including the unconscious beliefs you have accumulated. Over the past 75 years our culture has become saturated by ideas that have no foundation in research or experience. But driven by rehab mills' marketing hype they have nonetheless wormed their way into most of our psyches.

By | December 11th, 2016|Newsletters|0 Comments

Non 12 Step News for November 27, 2016

Here Between the Holidays… Thanksgiving is over, even if the left-overs aren’t, and Christmas, New Year’s and other assorted holidays and celebrations loom – many of them riddled with alcohol and the ghosts of too many Christmases past, to paraphrase Dickens. Was Thanksgiving a reminder of how bad a holiday can be? Or an introduction to how different, and enjoyable, a gathering unmarred by alcohol abuse can be?

By | November 28th, 2016|Newsletters|0 Comments

Non 12 Step News for November 13, 2016

Now What? Halloween and the election are over and many of us had some trouble determining where when left off and the other began. But, be that as it may, we’re all still stuck with our own lives and problems and rewards. And, Yes, we all still have our own small spheres of influence just as we did before the election. And will after the next.

By | November 14th, 2016|Newsletters|0 Comments