My Thoughts on Step Two: Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity

Ahhh, Step Two….  This step just cuts right to the heart of the issue.  Here are my thoughts on what Step Two “means.”  CONNECT HERE Let’s start at the end – INSANITY.  What is meant by insanity is the picking up of (a drink, a dessert, a drug, a poison) when you don’t want to … Read more

What Does Sugar Addiction TREATMENT Look Like?

Sugar Addiction Donuts

If we accept that sugar is addictive, that it is a disease, then we might accept that is warrants treatment. Using alcohol and drug addiction treatments as a model, what would sugar addiction treatment look like? First, let’s review what defines an addiction. Second, let’s review the most common alcohol and drug addiction models. Third, … Read more

Drinking Less or Not at All in the New Year

The beginning of the year challenges us to look at our lives with an eye for what we might like to change.  For many, that includes alcohol consumption.  The disease of alcoholism is a progressive, terminal illness with no clear-cut treatment.  However, not everyone who wants to change their drinking behavior is alcoholic, are they?  … Read more

A Course in Miracles Basics #1: Principles of Miracles 1-10 and Marianne Williamson Talks

In no way do I intended to cut-and-paste the content of A Course in Miracles into my posts. However, the list of 50 Principles of Miracles really is must-read material, so I will put 10 of the principles into a blog post for the next 5 weeks along with some other “must-have” materials related to … Read more

Women For Sobriety: 13 New Life Acceptance Statements

Since I will be referencing various programs of recovery and relating it to sugar addiction, I will do a series of posts about these programs.  Today I am listing the Women for Sobriety (WFS) 13 New Life Acceptance Statements.  The 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are listed here:… I have a life-threatening problem that … Read more

Links to 4 Not-for-Profit Recovery Support Programs

I recently shared the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous here: During my early sobriety, I investigated several recovery support programs and found value in each of them.  As such, I want to provide links to the other programs I visited when I was contemplating sobriety and newly sober.  Alcoholics Anonymous has the largest network, … Read more

The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

Since I will be referencing various programs of recovery and relating it to sugar addiction, I will do a series of posts about these programs, starting here with a listing of the 12 steps from the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous. Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. … Read more

Similarities Between Alcohol and Sugar Addiction

In this post, I will discuss how the addictive processes of alcohol and sugar are similar. Common Trigger Similarities for Alcohol and Sugar The most common trigger for both alcohol and sugar is THAT BOTH ARE FOUND EVERYWHERE! No standing on the street corner for these drugs. Christmas (cookies and liquor), New Year’s (champagne), Valentine’s … Read more