By Judith A. Wilson C.A.P.
Early restoration is a annoying time. it will possibly even be complicated as a result strange phrases and words which are conventional in restoration teams. geared up alphabetically, the addictionary is a entire source that defines thousands of restoration phrases. The authors supply transparent, in-depth definitions that demystify the language of restoration, tackle various restoration concerns, and concentrate on addictions to medicinal drugs, alcohol, playing, nutrients, intercourse, and codependency. exact beneficial properties comprise definitions grouped by way of topics and a listing of restoration teams and enterprises.
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If you want to avoid unhealthy sex, then you need to know what an unhealthy or addictive sexual pattern is, so you can recognize and abstain from it. You may exclude prostitution and adultery, but what about masturbation and sex between unmarried people? If you can establish the pattern in your mind, then you can abstain from it. If you did a lot of your drinking in bars or lounges, then excluding that type of "bar behavior" might become part of your abstinence. That may not preclude meeting a prospective client in a hotel lounge, if you believe you have a good reason for being there.
Defiance becomes need (Step One) The First Step suggests admitting that your life has become unmanageable because you are Page 20 powerless over your addiction. Without Step One, you might never see the need to accept your addiction. While you deny its existence your addiction is likely to flourish. Escape becomes hope (Step Two) The Second Step says that a power greater than yourself can restore you to sanity. Opening yourself to the love of a Higher Power and the care of others in the program can give you the hope you need to accept your addiction.
Recovery from addiction hinges on honesty and love for self and others, and we find it hard to believe that spirituality includes knowingly endangering another's life. You have a chance to demonstrate love by caring about others, even in your time of crisis. Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases There are many other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that are not as dramatic as AIDS but still are serious and some potentially fatal. A lot of what we have said about risk factors and preven- Page 31 tion of AIDS applies to the more common STDs: chlamydial infections, trichomoniasis, genital herpes, pubic lice, genital warts, and others, including classic gonorrhea and syphilis.