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DoDaawBlogWithUsA Recovery Checklist

  • Accept that you have an addiction.
  • Practice honesty in your life.
  • Learn to avoid high-risk situations.
  • Ask for help.
  • Practice calling friends before you have cravings.
  • Become actively involved in self-help recovery groups.
  • Go to discussion meetings and begin to share.
  • Get a sponsor and do step work.
  • Get rid of using friends.
  • Make time for you and your recovery.
  • Celebrate your small victories. Recovery is about progress not perfection.
  • Practice saying no.
  • Take better care of yourself.
  • Develop healthy eating and sleeping habits.
  • Learn to relax and let go of stress.
  • Discover how to have fun clean and sober.
  • Make new recovery friends and bring them into your life.
  • “Play the tape forward” to deal with cravings.
  • Find ways to distract yourself when you have cravings.
  • Deal with post-acute withdrawal symptoms.
  • Develop a strategy for social settings where drinking is involved.
  • Thank the supportive people in your life.
  • Develop tolerance and compassion for yourself and others.
  • Say goodbye to your addiction.
  • See yourself as a non-user.

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8 comments on “Blog With Us

  1. dodaawranch

    Feel Free to leave us your Ideas and Comments

  2. Kim

    Very informative website and beautifully put together. I am so proud of my daughter for finding the courage to enter recovery and be part of such a wonderful program.

  3. Wendy Hannah Miller

    Kim, We are so blessed to have her. She is an amazing young woman!

  4. Wendy Hannah Miller

    Gratitude is essential to healthy recovery….. If we have nothing to be thankful for…..we get loaded.

  5. Wendy (Hannah) Miller

    Question from Monica

    Outcomes
    Based on your posting I began to wonder what the success rate for AA and other 12-step programs were and I was surprised to find the success rate of those programs was not really high. It was surprising to me because common sense tells me that if you have the support of others that understand what it is like to have an addiction you would not feel alone and always have someone to turn to. My question is given this information do you think the bases for the success you have seen in your clients comes from the work you do prior to referring them to a 12 step program which aids in their success?

    Hi Monica!
    Thank you for your question! The reason the stats are low is because, almost always, AA/NA mtgs are coupled with other interventions, that recieve the credit. The 6.9 percent is entirely made up of people questioned who went to AA/NA on thier own. I do believe that surrounding my women with other women that have effectively applied the principles of AA/NA, who are living honest lives that produce peace, contentment and self efficacy, is the winning combination. There are so many, “have to be there’s (court ordered, treatment ordered),” that serious participants are harder to identify for a new comer. Addicts are well known for their manipulation skills and that has changed the whole efficacy rate of AA/NA. When AA was first concieved in 1932, they only dealt with low bottom cases. In the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous its states that of the first 100 participant, most stayed sober after their first meeting, the balance would drink once again only to return to AA for good. Another factor that diminishes AA/NA’s efficacy is the systematic reduction or down play of the spiritual component. There are members at work in the upper eschalons of both entities that would like to see the word GOD removed from the literature altogether. There are some of us that already realize that switching GOD as higher power out for a light bulb or door knob, does not work. At its heart, the programs were built on a faith that works. The further they move away from that, the further the numbers fall.

    If I can be of further please do not hesitate to write again,
    Thankful to be in service,
    Wendy Hannah Miller

  6. insurancewhisper

    Very informative blog article.Really thank you! Great.

  7. Fernando Elie

    I am fascinated this informative article. There are so many things mentioned here I had never thought of before. You have made me realize there is more than one way to think about these things.

  8. Breanna Brooks

    My heart is so full of joy .. Walking through the doors of the DoDaaw Ranch as family is so heart warming. If I could say one thing about this ranch is it’ll change your life if wanting to put the effort into what you want to be. So many beautiful women, that cry out to Lord and are willing to serve him with all that they have. 1 John 3;11 we should love one another. Knowing that we all having something to share that maybe we have in common or to help someone in recovery to live better, healthier, and happier life is the goal we strive for. Not only do we become family but we become sisters in Christ. This is just a beautiful place and just full all kinds of beautiful women!!!!

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