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The loss of one electron often  turns an atom from negative to positive.

Five simple rules of  happiness:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.


Breathe in Faith...

Breathe out Fear...


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5 Stages of Grief
1. Denial
2. Anger
3. Bargaining
4. Depression
5. Acceptance


Depression is often Anger turned inward!


One Day at a Time


True addiction recovery lies in the ability to deal with root issues, not simply medicate the symptoms of them."


You do not have to carry yesterday's hurt and damaged feelings into today.

 A fresh supply of new feelings is yours for the taking!


"There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path!"

Alcoholism Chart 

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Jellinek Chart

Here is a version of the Jellinek Chart showing the valley curve of alcoholism.  The so-called "Jellinek curve" is derived from a alcoholism classification of E.M.Jellinek, and it was named out of respect for Jellinek’s work. Jellinek later completely dissociated himself from this chart's representations, however it is still known as the "Jellinek curve".

Alcoholism Chart Showing Decline and Recovery Syptoms of an Alcoholic

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The Alcoholism Chart show an approximate representation of the decline of the alcoholic and the recuperative process once the disease of alcoholism is arrested and recovery is actively pursued.


Several events are significant in the gradual evolution of the notion that "alcoholism" is both

  •  The cause of the drinking problems of an individual
  •  A treatable "disease"


Alcoholism in the Bible

The early Christian, Paul of Tarsus described a similar state of affairs as alcoholism:

  •  For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. Romans, 7:15

Alcoholism as a Disease in Early Western Medicine

The Scottish physician Thomas Trotter (1760-1832), was the first to characterize excessive drinking as a disease, or medical condition.

The American physician Benjamin Rush (1745-1813), a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.

  •  Who understood drunkenness to be what we would now call a "loss of control"
  •  Rush was possibly the first to use the term "addiction" in this sort of meaning.
  •  'Taste not, handle not, touch not' should be inscribed upon every vessel that contains spirits in the house of a man, who wishes to be cured of habits of intemperance.
  • Habitual drunkenness should be regarded not as a bad habit but as a dysfunction.. essentially a disturbed, distressed, and uncomfortably destabilized condition  rather than an actual illness -- describing it as "a palsy of the will".

Rush’s contribution to a new model of habitual drunkenness was fourfold:

  •  First, he identified the causal agent—spiritous liquors
  •  Second, he clearly described the drunkard’s condition as a loss of control over drinking behavior—as compulsive activity
  •  He declared the condition to be a disease
  •  He prescribed total abstinence as the only way to cure the drunkard.

The French Psychologist, Théodule Ribot (1839-1916), spoke of Les Maladies de la volonté  or "diseases of the will"

1904 Advertisement about Alcoholism

Alcoholism Advertisement 1904

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