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What is Sobriety?

By Dr. Raju Hajela SOBRIETY = ABSTINENCE + RECOVERY People often associate the term ‘sobriety’ or ‘being sober’ as the opposite of being intoxicated, hence, thinking that sobriety is achieved once one has established abstinence from the substance that may … Continue reading

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Doctor’s Opinion Updated

By Dr. Raju Hajela A similar version of this was presented at the Alcoholic’s Anonymous Gratitude Roundup on June 15, 2014  The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous opens with “The Doctor’s Opinion”, which was written by Dr. William D. Silkworth, … Continue reading

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12 Steps of NA-Connection to Buddhism-Part 2 of 2

By Mr. Ken Mercer  The first seven steps of NA and Buddhism provide the foundation for self-reflection and right action for a healthier life. Steps 8 – 12 address  ongoing issues in recovery that are also addressed in the Buddhist  … Continue reading

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12 Steps of NA and Connection to Buddhism-Part 1 of 2

By Mr. Ken Mercer As much as the 12 Steps, originally AA, are thought to arise out of the Oxford Group, which is based on a Christian tradition, there are some core aspects that are related to Buddhism. The first … Continue reading

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