Resources for Alcoholism: Recovery Self Help Project
Posted May 19 2009 12:00am
I recently came across a website called “Recovery Self Help Project.” I thought it was pretty cool because it uses the wikipedia format, so people whom known about recovery can add to the articles and aid those seeking recovery information. The article most recent published, “How to Stop Drinking,” gives a comprehensive overview of all the approaches to stop drinking.
Basically, the article is broken into the following section (each with an in-depth analysis)
Pt. I: What you need to know before you try to quit drinking; Pt. II: Health and the Medical profession; Pt. III: Different approaches to stop drinking; Pt. IV Creating a personal plan to stop drinking––some questions to help you.
I thought the article was excellent because it presented the whole spectrum of alcoholism, and the approaches to overcome it, in an unbiased way. Personally, I sided with the part of the article that spoke about alcoholism as being more than just an addiction; the fact is that alcoholism is usually the symptom for a greater problem that is often spiritual or emotional.
Really, the 12 step program of the AA fellowship really helps the alcoholic in recovery to begin focusing inwardly so the healing of these problems can commence and a full recovery achieved.