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  2. The Alcohol Awareness website (at alcoholawareness.org) provides numerous articles and resources covering all aspects of alcohol and alcoholism. Some recent articles include the following. Alcohol Awareness Month: How aware are you? Effects of Alcohol on the Brain Are You an Alcoholic? | Symptoms of Alcoholism Alcoholic Hepatitis: Say Goodbye to your Liver Predicting Future Drinking Patterns in Adolescents Alcoholics Anonymous and other Support Groups (They Help!) Alcohol Culture in America Brain Changes in Drinking Teens How Iceland’s Youth got Sober Fast (and ours could too) Second Chances are Given, Not Taken. In addition, there are links to state resources for alcoholism for every state in the United States as well as links to national USA and recovery resources.
  3. About Fortify Fortify was specifically designed to help individuals (particularly young people) struggling with pornography eventually reach long-lasting freedom. In this program you will find the tools, education, and resources necessary to help you or someone you love overcome this problem. The Fortify Program should take an individual anywhere from 2 to 5 months to complete. Who's Behind Fortify? The Fortify Program is an online recovery program created and developed by Fight the New Drug, a grassroots, youth oriented, non-religious, non-legislative, non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness on the harmful effects of pornography. Fight the New Drug accomplishes this through social media campaigns, videos, school assembly presentations and conference appearances across the United States. The first part of our name, “Fight,” denotes the struggle and the seriousness of our effort. When people join the movement they are called “Fighters,” which refers to their dedication and intensity. The second part of the name, “the New Drug,” refers to the addictive potential and pervasiveness of pornography and the new science that has come out over the past few decades helping the world recognize it as a drug with addictive qualities. Having the opportunity to research and learn about the negative effects of pornography, we became acutely aware of the need to share this information with the public, especially young people. We recognized that for a movement to be successful in decreasing demand for this social ill, society would need to gain a deeper understanding of what they were ingesting on a regular basis. As we have traveled across the country spreading the movement, we have been overwhelmed with the sheer volume of students coming up to us after assemblies, events, and reaching out through emails telling us they were already heavily using pornography and they needed help stop but had no where to turn. Thus, the Fortify Program was born... We teamed up with psychologists, neurologists, therapists, and other mental health experts to create a program that would educate and empower a person to move away from pornography use. We worked for nearly two years researching and creating a program that would be free, anonymous, and accessible to young people across the world. This program dives deep into the scientific reasons for addiction and the porn industry’s tactics to create a life-long customer. It has been designed to eventually help users reach long lasting freedom. With the Fortify Program, you will find the tools education and resources necessary to help you or someone you love overcome this addictive behavior. - From their website
  4. Fight the New Drug exists to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using only science, facts, and personal accounts. Pornography used to be a matter of personal opinion. Some people felt it was natural, normal, and even expected it to be consumed. Others felt it was “bad” or “wrong” due to their own religious beliefs or political views. However, few people, if any, seemed to have concrete evidence to support their points of view. As young college students not too long ago, we came across the recent science of how porn affects the brain and we were shocked! After further study we began to find that porn not only had negative effects on the individual, but that pornography’s influence was causing huge problems in relationships, tearing apart families and that production of pornography was often inseparably connected to the world of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. The research was clear that pornography has negative neurological effects, is damaging to relationships, and is impacting our society as a whole. Most of all, we couldn’t believe that all this was happening and nobody was talking about it! We quickly became passionate about educating the world (specifically teens) and raising awareness on the issue. In 2009, we officially became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and began this campaign. WE ARE THE FIRST GENERATION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD TO FACE THE ISSUE OF PORNOGRAPHY TO THIS INTENSITY AND SCALE. WE’RE ALSO THE FIRST GENERATION WITH A SCIENTIFIC, FACT-BASED UNDERSTANDING OF THE HARM PORNOGRAPHY CAN DO. With that knowledge, we feel the responsibility to share with others that porn harms the brain, damages relationships, and affects society as a whole. Our movement uses nothing but science, research, and personal accounts to bring this issue out into the open and get people talking about something that has previously been considered taboo. By choosing to Fight pornography, FTND followers can help shape their own lives for the better. By spreading this message to others however, they hold the power to shape history. From that simple idea, Fight the New Drug and the ‘Porn Kills Love’ movement was born. WHO WE ARE With an all-inclusive approach, we carry our anti-pornography message across borders of religious beliefs, political agenda, and social backgrounds by presenting it as a public health issue, rather than as a moral, political or religious argument. As a nonprofit organization, we at Fight the New Drug give live presentations on the harmful effects of pornography in schools (public and private) and universities throughout North America. In just five years, we have toured the country and presented our message to over 300 schools reaching hundreds of thousands of teens. We are also delivering our message through social media and have gathered a massive following that has created a powerful social movement online. In addition to spreading awareness, we also assist young people who are already struggling with porn addiction through our unique online program: the Fortify Program. As we present our message, not only do we educate teens on the harmful effects of pornography to allow them to make an informed decision but we also give them a place to turn for help, as so many are silently struggling and are too ashamed or embarrassed to reach out for help. - From their website
  5. Introduction to SMART Recovery "Discover the Power of Choice!"™ SMART Recovery's 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities. SMART Recovery (Self-Management And Recovery Training) is not a 12-step group, like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). SMART Recovery sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world, and daily online meetings. In addition, our online message board and 24/7 chat room are excellent forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support. Please note that registration at our messageboard is required for our online meetings. Our Purpose To support individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviors (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life. - From their website
  6. LifeRing Secular Recovery is an organization of people who share practical experiences and sobriety support. There are as many ways to live free of drugs and alcohol as there are stories of successful sober people. Many LifeRing members attend other kinds of meetings or recovery programs, and we honor those decisions. Some have had negative experiences in attempting to find help elsewhere, but most people soon find that LifeRing’s emphasis on the positive, practical present-day can turn anger and despair into hope and resolve. LifeRing respectfully embraces what works for each individual. LifeRing believes you DO have the power to overcome your addiction. It’s hard, there are often setbacks, but in every addict there exists the desire to find lasting sobriety. We think of that as the Sober Self. With addiction, that part of us has been beaten down and relegated to a corner of our brains, but it’s still there. We also have an Addict Self that wants to control our decision-making and lead us to use the substance that is wrecking our lives. LifeRing tries to support your efforts to strengthen the Sober Self and weaken the Addict Self. Our meetings, whether in person or online, consist of addicts using their Sober Self to connect with the Sober Self of other addicts. We share advice, understanding, and encouragement. We focus primarily on our current lives, not on the hurts and damages of the past. Two addicts, talking Sober-Self to Sober-Self, learn from each other and gain strength from each other. Steps, and Higher Powers and Sponsors – those work for some people very well. Our approach is different. We think YOU are the best person to design YOUR OWN program – you know what’s needed in your life and what has to be abandoned. You know what triggers cravings and what provides healthy and strengthening pleasure. You know the path you want to be on and you are the only person who can figure out how best to get there. LifeRing provides the safe and supportive contact with others that enables that process to succeed. LifeRing provides support for you to get and stay clean and sober. You do the hard work, and we offer information, advice, understanding and lots of support through face-to-face (f2f) meetings, on-line meetings, other on-line resources, and a variety of publications. - From their website
  7. Mission Statement The combined mission of Rational Recovery Systems, Inc., is (1) to disseminate information on independent recovery from addiction through planned, permanent abstinence, (2) to make self-recovery a viable option to all addicted people everywhere, and (3) to make informed consent to addiction treatment and recovery group participation available to all addicted people. “Informed consent,” consists of a body of information about the nature of addiction and recovery, about the risk/benefit ratios of addiction treatment and recovery group participation, and about the social and political dynamics behind mainstream thinking and social policies concerning substance abuse and addiction recovery. Click here for a pdf presenting the current body of information we present as “informed consent.” Rational Recovery® is the exclusive, worldwide source of information, counseling, guidance, and direct instruction on independent recovery through planned, permanent abstinence, i.e., Addictive Voice Recognition Technique® (AVRT®). As you navigate through the website, you will notice that the “®“ symbol appears regularly, signifying that some of the language of Rational Recovery® is protected by federal laws. While some may take a dim view of this, our primary purpose in registering our service marks is to prevent AVRT® from being offered or mandated by our social service system, including addiction treatment agencies, counseling professionals, employers, courts, jails, hospitals, prisons, and other organizations involved in the rapacious addiction treatment industry. Addictive Voice Recognition Technique® (AVRT®) is the lore of independent recovery from substance addiction in a brief, educational format. By its nature, AVRT® is not and cannot be a professional tool. AVRT® is not a form of counseling, therapy, or addiction treatment. If AVRT® is offered as a professional service, diluted as an adjunct to any other recovery methodology or treatment, or included in the program of a recovery group, its fundamental meaning is radically changed. In 1994, Rational Recovery® severed from the addiction treatment industry when it became apparent that AVRT® is irreconcilable with the basic beliefs and guiding principles that prevail therein. When the comprehensive nature of AVRT® was presented to the board of the Rational Recovery Self-Help Network, the board of that nonprofit, recovery group organization attempted to take control of the protected name, Rational Recovery. A successful lawsuit, Rational Recovery Systems, Inc., vs. Rational Recovery Self-Help Network, ensued, forcing that entity to become nameless. It re-organized and is now an addiction treatment guild fronting a tiny recovery group network with widespread operations primarily in the corrections and prison systems. The existing RR groups were belatedly disbanded, and today Rational Recovery® is solidly entrenched outside the social service system. AVRT® is now an independent international asset wholly in the private sector, completely free from the self-serving influences that have resulted in the worldwide addiction treatment tragedy. Rational Recovery® is a registered service mark in the addictions field, and is also the short name of a California corporation, Rational Recovery Systems, Inc., of which I am the president. We have and will continue to litigate against any person or agency that misuses our corporate name or infringes upon our copyrights, trademarks, and service marks. Because we are in the business of helping people, we will seek the punishments of law against those who interfere with our mission statement, above. RATIONAL RECOVERY SYSTEMS, INC. Jack Trimpey, President - From their website
  8. Gentle Path Press was founded in 1998 by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., a pioneering researcher, clinician, and author in the field of sexual and multiple addictions. Dr. Carnes' goal was to publish cutting edge books and other resources for consumers and professionals on topics related to addiction, trauma, and brain chemistry. Dr. Carnes' innovative research and writing became widely known in 1983 with the publication of his book, Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction. It was the first book designed to help addicts deal with their sexual compulsions, and to examine the tangled web of trauma, love, addictive sex, hate, and fear often found in family relationships. His research, work with patients, and writing have continued over the past three decades. Experts and consumers alike have come to embrace Dr. Carnes' 2001 book, Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery, as his most compelling and important work to date. Facing the Shadow has been an underground best-seller with more than 75,000 copies in print, despite limited availability to trade audiences. Facing the Shadow introduced readers to Dr. Carnes' revolutionary thirty-task model for beginning and sustaining long-term recovery. After two decades in the headlines, alcohol and drug addiction no longer carries the stigma it once did; increased awareness has led to better understanding. But while sex addiction is not new, the attention it has been receiving is, so the need for reliable information, advice and help is greater than ever before. Gentle Path books provide readers with the best research-based materials to help repair the lives of individuals and families. - From their website
  9. Porn addiction is the new drug of the 21st century. Millions of men and women watch it around the world every day. Very few of them know or understand the risks to them. We are a group of people who have battled this addiction, and with the help of Nofap© , CBT and various models we have been able to fight this addiction. Its been the attitude of many for several years that porn is harmless, and that everyone should watch it if they want to. Well over the last 10 years porn addiction has exploded across the globe. Research has shown the effects porn has had on the brain, and how it has the same likeness to cocaine or heroin. With the rapid development of technology, porn is easy to access on mobile devices, and you can watch it 24/7. Many users of porn do not realize the dangers until its to late, and their addiction has taken hold. Start today and give up porn. Its not real, it only provides you with short term pleasure, and then delivers long term pain and self hatred. - From their website
  10. My Pilgrimage is a four-module approach to finding freedom from pornography and masturbation. It starts with upending everything you thought you knew and ends with complete and total freedom. This book, guidebook, video curriculum, and small group will change everything. - From their website
  11. The Recover Workshop is a four-module approach to helping women recover from sexual betrayal. It starts with the relational component of stories from women just like you. It’s an interactive experience that provokes deep thought and reflection, allowing you to write your own story and be in control of your outcome. It helps you obtain healing and recovery you didn’t know was possible. The book, guidebook, ten session video curriculum + bonuses, and small groups online will change everything. - From their website
  12. Online Accountability and Monitoring Software Unlock your potential with the key of accountability. By inviting someone else into your story, you give yourself an incredible motivational tool. With their encouragement, you will be inspired to dig deep and become the person you know you can be - From their website
  13. Here’s what we’re about: we’re about helping people live better lives. Porn addiction is one of the most difficult addictions to overcome, but XXXchurch is your resource online for pornography addiction help. We prevail over sex and porn addiction through awareness, prevention, and recovery. Sometimes just talking about this stuff is enough to start a breakthrough. Don’t let sex addiction or pornography addiction keep you feeling trapped. There is freedom for all of us. Pornography is threatening lives, families, and children, which is why XXXchurch offers addiction recovery resources for men, women, parents, and couples. We have frequent articles and blog posts on how to conquer difficult issues, as well as porn accountability and filtering software called X3watch. Why porn? There are plenty of statistics about the ways porn is encroaching on our society, especially among the younger generation – we saw the need and decided to do something about it. For a deeper breakdown on all the reasons we’ve made pornography our focus, go here. Beyond porn, our larger mission is this: we love Jesus and we want people to learn about him. We believe the best way to do that is to talk to people wherever they are and show them through our actions how much Jesus loves them. Go here to find out what we think about Jesus. If any of this sounds good to you, perhaps you might consider donating to our ministry as we help people around the world ditch porn for good? Or you might want to browse our store to pick up some swag that will also help us in our mission. - From their website
  14. Listen to hundreds of hand selected and high quality AA speaker recordings from Alcoholics Anonymous meetings around the world -- 100% Satisfaction Guarantee - contact us with any issues and we'll resolve them or refund your money. -------------------- NOTE: You get 12 speakers and much more AA audio content for free. Unlock and download hundreds more hours of amazing AA recovery content from within the app! * AA Steps & Traditions * Daily Readings & Reflections * How to Live Sober * Narcotics Anonymous Speaker Tapes * Al-Anon Speaker Tapes * Stories from Bill Wilson * 12 Step Workshops * Personal Stories of Recovery * Sober Meditations and Prayers And much more... over 100 hours of recovery audio content! -------------------- This app is not affiliated, endorsed or otherwise approved by AA or Alcoholics Anonymous World Services. Original text content is copyright its respective owner. -------- AA speakers from around the world on topics ranging from spirituality, service, the 12 steps and traditions, meditation, laughter, prayer, sponsorship and much much more. Don't wait, download the best of the best! -------- Yet another great tool to aid in your sobriety or for anyone who wants to learn more about the Alcoholics Anonymous program and membership. -------- The content in this app is freely available online. You are paying for our hard work to hand curate a selection of great content and organize it in a high quality mobile app for your enjoyment and convenience. - From description on the Google Android Play Store
  15. Read the Just For Today meditation text from the Narcotics Anonymous fellowship's JFTNA.ORG website. There is no cure for drug addiction, but recovery is possible through this 12 step program. Intended as a complete textbook for every addict seeking recovery, Narcotics Anonymous describes the N.A. program and how it works. It includes the N.A. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, as well as many personal stories of men and women who have found freedom from addiction through Narcotics Anonymous. * Just for today my thoughts will be on my recovery, living and enjoying life without the use of drugs. * Just for today I will have faith in someone in NA who believes in me and wants to help me in my recovery. * Just for today I will have a program. I will try to follow it to the best of my ability. * Just for today, through NA, I will try to get a better perspective on my life. * Just for today I will be unafraid, my thoughts will be on my new associations, people who are not using and who have found a new way of life. So long as I follow that way, I have nothing to fear. This app is not endorsed, sponsored or financed by any twelve step fellowship including but not limited to Narcotics Anonymous. - From description on the Google Android Play Store
  16. The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Must Have App! Includes Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book's audio book with complete text: 5 free tracks of 14. In-App billing allows upgrade to full version. Also includes: * The Big Book 164 Pages * AA Preamble * Singleness of Purpose * How It Works * The Traditions * The Promises * Yellow Card * Just For Today * Serenity Prayer * Sobriety Calculator * And lots more to keep you sober.... The all new App for The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Includes the first 164 pages. An added bonus as Dr. Bob's nightmare and Alcoholics Anonymous Number Three (Personal Stories). This App includes 5 of the complete 14 audio tracks. - From description on the Google Android Play Store
  17. The CA speakers app allows you to listen to recovery speakers, workshops and audio books from Cocaine Anonymous (a 12 step program) whenever and wherever using simply a wifi or cellular network connection. The app includes 80+ speakers speaking at Cocaine Anonymous conventions worldwide with descriptions of where they are from and where they are speaking. The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Audio Book (Used in the Cocaine Anonymous Program) The 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous Audio Book (Used in the Cocaine Anonymous Program) This app is perfect for when you cant get to a meeting, take recovery with you wherever you go! The content of this app is not being sold merely the software that plays it. - From description on the Google Android Play Store
  18. Listen to the entire big book study with Joe and Charlie from Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in high quality audio format -- 100% Satisfaction Guarantee - contact us with any issues and we'll resolve them or refund your money. ------------------- NOTE: You get 3 study sessions and more for free. Unlock and download hundreds more hours of amazing AA content from within the app! * AA Steps & Traditions * Daily Readings & Reflections * How to Live Sober * Narcotics Anonymous Speaker Tapes * Al-Anon Speaker Tapes * Stories from Bill Wilson * 12 Step Workshops * Personal Stories of Recovery * Sober Meditations and Prayers And much more... over 100 hours of recovery audio content! ------------------- This app is not affiliated, endorsed or otherwise approved by AA or Alcoholics Anonymous World Services. Original text content is copyright its respective owner. ------------------- Yet another great tool to aid in your sobriety or for anyone who wants to learn more about the Alcoholics Anonymous program and membership. -------- The content in this app is freely available online. You are paying for our hard work to hand curate a selection of great content and organize it in a high quality mobile app for your enjoyment and convenience. - From description on the Google Android Play Store
  19. Track your progress one day at a time with this sobriety counter from Recovery Elevator. Time is always moving forward, even though early sobriety feels like an eternity, you can watch the seconds tick as progress accumulates. Track money saved and calories not consumed with the sobriety tracker. - From description on the Google Android Play Store
  20. Keep track of your sobriety date and the number of days you are sober with this simple free app! Keep track of: * Money you have saved * Drinks you did not consume * Precise, to the minute counter of your sobriety - From description on the Google Android Play Store
  21. Sober Grid connects you instantly to sober people nearby and around the world. Remain completely anonymous or choose what you want to share! SOBER FRIENDS AROUND THE CORNER: • Find sober people near you • Chat with others and send private messages • Post messages, photos, and videos to share with your community • Personalize your profile with photos, interests, and more • Save favorite sober buddies and see who visits your profile • Sobriety calculator to keep track of how many days sober you've achieved GET HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT: • Burning Desire: Alert other members when you need someone to talk to right now • Get support from the global sober community and help others achieve sobriety • Receive or offer safe rides to recovery meetings in your area - From description on the Google Android Play Store
  22. Tapes from Bill W, the founding member and father of Alcoholics Anonymous. Over 10+ hours of audio recordings from various events over a period of 15 years. Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous! Includes Bill W: 4 free tracks of 12. In-App billing allows upgrade to full version. Also includes: * The Big Book 164 Pages * AA Preamble * Singleness of Purpose * How It Works * The Traditions * The Promises * Yellow Card * Just For Today * Serenity Prayer * Sobriety Calculator * And lots more to keep you sober.... Please note that these recordings are not of a very high quality as they have been recorded over half a century ago. We have noise filtered them as best as we could. Must have Alcoholics Anonymous Recovery App! - From description on the Google Android Play Store
  23. Written for AA members by AA members, Daily Reflections offers you a daily collection of encouraging words and wisdom to carry forward through each passing day. This app opens to the current dates reflection so you don't have to look for it. This app is loaded with daily reflections for anyone in recovery. Need a meeting on the go, find it here. Or how about a quick prayer on the go, it's here too! Features: Opens to current days Reflection. Ability to send SMS with share feature. Calendar to keep track of meetings and speakers. Ability to take notes. Brightness adjusting capabilities. Keep the Recovery at bay with a Reflection a Day! - From description on the Google Android Play Store
  24. The AA speakers app allows you to listen to recovery speakers, workshops and audio books from Alcoholics Anonymous (a 12 step program) whenever and wherever using simply a wifi or cellular network connection. The app includes 300+ speakers speaking at Alcoholics Anonymous conventions worldwide with descriptions of where they are from and where they are speaking. The Joe and Charlie Big Book Study - a series of tapes talking about the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Audio Book. The 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous Audio Book This app is perfect for when you cant get to a meeting, take recovery with you wherever you go! The content of this app is not being sold merely the software that plays it. - From description on the Google Android Play Store
  25. Alcoholics Anonymous - A quit drinking initiative This virtual Alcoholics Anonymous app is made for people who want to track their progress in kicking their alcohol habits. There's nothing too fancy, just a timer that'll keep track of how long you've been off the stuff and some milestone rankings to keep you motivated and on track. It's an alternative (or possibly even something to supplement) going to actual Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. If you've got anything you want to comment on or if you find any bugs feel free to submit them with a review below. If you have any interest in actual Alcoholics Anonymous meetings feel free to send an email to the developer email below. - From description on the Google Android Play Store
  26. With the Twelve app you can read and listen to the AA Big Book and its stories. You can listen to listen to non that help you gain more awareness in daily life. In the app you are also able to go through a collection of recordings from speaker meetings, conventions and workshops of 12-step fellowships, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon Family Groups and other addictions. The core purpose of this app is for helping raise money for a rehabilitation starting in Iceland and going global. It is to help people with alcoholic problems, co-dependency as well as treating the family and helping people gain awareness. It is our goal to start making the world a better place to live in one day at a time and to give every single person that feeling of love, happiness, and security, with self awareness. Help us make the world a better place to live in. Help us help the world to gain awareness. Help us make a difference in this world. Everything in your world starts with you, your inner world reflects your outer world. !Important We do not access the camera We do not use location service We do not access any data on your phone - From description on the Google Android Play Store
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