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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

Pages to Help You Find & Maintain Recovery

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


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: ecosystem for recovery from drugs & alcohol

A professional recovery program worth considering.


3) General Information & More on Substance Abuse

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

Teenage Drug Use Explained

  • 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

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 to help 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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