If not, call your treatment facility and ask for a referral.
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BILL: In fact, didn't Bill go to AA's trustees before his death and pressure them into giving Helen Wynn, 10% of his royalties for his authoring of AA's Big Book? DAVE: For Eddie and our readers wanting more than just sage "lessons learned" from AA itself, literally every treatment program forbids sexual intimacy between patients. First of all, the relationship will very likely be a false one since both partners are experiencing new emotional cravings for closeness in a way more akin to what Fido feels when Fi Fi is in heat.
It also sabotages recovery -- a diversion to avoid the needed group emotional bonding experience.
After a client has transitioned from inpatient care with a treatment team responsible for the daily schedule, it may seem a little overwhelming to plan one’s own day.
In the beginning, arranging a reasonable schedule is important.
Without their addiction-given powers of denial, delusion and intoxication, people like Eddie find they're like a socially inept 16-year old in the body of a 32-year-old- man.
That first celibate year gives you a time to learn adult social skills and -- as the grandfather of addiction treatment, Vernon Johnson, once put it -- to reach the last stage in the first phase of recovery: accurate empathy for others.
Who I sleep with is mine." BILL: "When the speaker at my first Alcoholic Anonymous meeting began preaching about no new relationships the first year sober, my first thought was, 'I need a drink,'" writes Eddie. "If we hooked up, we'd have a common goal -- helping each other stay sober. BILL: Therefore I turned to Joe Schrank, co-founder of The Fix, one of the best recovery websites I know.