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12 Steps of Recovery Simplified

Free Information on Addiction Recovery Topics

  • Garbage Rules will prod you to face your self-defeating thinking that’s keeping you addicted.
  • Ego will help you to understand and overcome the underlying problem in your addiction.

“Vices are never genuinely tamed.” —Seneca

“Recovery is the process of recovering who you were as a child.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Regard your addiction as a whiny brat, not as a powerful monster.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“It is easier for the will to cut off certain things utterly than to use them with restraint.” —Seneca

“When confronted with a situation which we cannot change, we are then challenged to change ourselves.” —Viktor Frankl

No-ting Is the Number One Cause for Your Doing What You Don’t Want to Do

  • No-ting is the number one cause of the failure to control compulsions and unwanted urges.
  • Read Don’t Read This! to understand no-ting and its impact on your life.

“The strongest addiction is to the hunger to be right about what is interpreted to be wrong.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

Believe in Recovery it Is Everywhere

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Pages to Help You Find & Maintain Recovery

  1. 5 Levels of Living Life: Assess Yours
  2. 5 Main Spiritual Failures
  3. 5 Step Solution to Personal Problems
  4. 12 Steps of Anger Reacting
  5. 12 Steps of Anxiety Reacting
  6. 12 Steps of Depression
  7. 12 Steps of Recovery: Rewritten & Simplified
  8. 12 Steps Stop Shit
  9. 12 Steps to Keep the Shit Going
  10. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): The 12 Steps of
  11. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): The 12 Traditions of
  12. Cause of Addictions
  13. Choose Higher when Tempted by Lower
  14. Desire Leads to Compulsion Leads to Addiction
  15. Do the Good More & Do the Bad Less
  16. Emotional Responsibility
  17. Emotionalize New Behaviors & Beliefs
  18. How to Quit in 5 Steps
  19. No-ting Thinking Error
  20. Quotations & Slogans from AA
  21. Reduce Problems & Stress
  22. Relapse Prevention: 3 Steps
  23. SAD: 3 Step Program of Recovery
  24. Secret of Life
  25. Serenity Prayer: Help with Acceptance
  26. Seven Pillars of Recovery
  27. Stimulation As Motivation
  28. Temptation: A Strategy to Overcome
  29. The Four Absolutes: Oxford Group External Link
  30. Use Negation, Not Destruction
  31. Yoga Class for Coping, Recovery, Relaxation, & Health
  32. Yoga Practice Points
  33. Yoga: What Is It?

Related Pages

  1. Ego & Pride Issues: List of Pages
  2. Emotional Responsibility & Maturity: List of Pages
  3. Feelings & Emotions: List of Pages
  4. Quotations by Topic: Acceptance
  5. Quotations by Topic: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
  6. Quotations by Topic: Coping Statements
  7. Responsibility Issues & Suggestions: List of Pages
  8. Trying to Fail: List of Pages

Links to Self-Help Groups, Treatment Information, & General Information

1) Self-Help Groups for Substance Abuse

  • 12 Step Programs of all kinds with links:


  • Addiction support groups with a psychological focus:


  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)—the spiritual focus:


  • Buddhist Inspired Recovery Groups


  • Christian Inspired Recovery Groups



  • Facebook Recovery Groups



REBT Recovery


Secular Organizations for Sobriety aka Save Our Selves aka SOS


Stoic Recovery (From Addiction)


2) Treatment Information for Substance Abuse

  • SAMSHA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Find substance abuse treatment options and costs in your state.


  • Drug & Alcohol Rehab Programs For Senior Citizens

Drug Rehab Org

  • Buckeye Recovery Network: an ecosystem for recovery from drugs & alcohol

A professional recovery program worth considering.


3) General Information & More on Substance Abuse

  • Veteran Substance Abuse

Information & Resources Veteran Substance Abuse

  • Is My Teen Using Drugs? A Guide to the Signs of Drug Use in Teens

Teenage Drug Use Explained

  • A Guide to Teen Opioid Addiction

Drug Report

  • National Council for Aging Care

Alcohol Abuse Amongst the Elderly: A Complete Guide

  • National Council on Seniors Drug & Alcohol Rehab

Caring for Our Senior Citizens Struggling with Addiction

  • Treating Pain Without Opioids

Lots of options for treating pain without using addictive opioids.

  • Dealing Successfully with Grief & Loss Issues

Lots of options for dealing with grief and loss issues.

2 Positive & Helpful Ideas for Coping with an Addiction

“Believe in recovery, redemption, and rehabilitation, especially when the world wants to punish you instead of helping you.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Distract yourself for twenty minutes from a compulsion or urge, and you will find that it has lost its power.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

Issues & Skills Menu: 9 Sections (Including this Section #7)

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