Substituting addictions – you see it all the time; gatherings of smokers outside the AA meeting door, boy meets girl on AA campus (“13 stepping”), maxed out credit cards, a rapid gaining of 20 extra pounds.
The following is a report on the twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as a therapeutic frame. It is the belief of the author that much of what these Steps offer is both highly therapeutic in the treatment for a variety of disorders as well as, simply put, a recipe for a good life.
During the long trek toward sustained sobriety, persistent and sustained boredom is unquestionably the feeling state that the average person struggles with most, and it is the affect that relapsed addicts invariably cite as the primary reason for succumbing to the temptation to use again.
The concepts of eco-consciousness can be an important pathway towards cultivating long lasting support for those in recovery. Eco consciousness can be thought of as the same idea as holistic living.