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Adam Fout

I'm a speculative fiction and nonfiction writer. I have a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Professional and Technical Communication. I'm a graduate of the 2020 Odyssey Writing Workshop. I'm a regular contributor to Recovery Today Magazine, and I have been published in numerous literary magazines, including December, J Journal, and Flash Fiction Online, among others.

Is Xanax an Opioid? No | The Difference Between Benzos and Opiates

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Is Xanax an opioid? The short answer is no — Xanax is not an opioid; Xanax / Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine. What’s the difference? Benzodiazepines (Like Xanax) vs. Opioids Benzos and opioids / opiates are two very different classes of drugs that affect your mind and body in different ways. What Benzodiazepines Are Like Benzodiazepines (benzos) are a class of drugs that include Xanax, Valium,… 

AA Step 12 | Carry the Message and Practice These Principles

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In AA Step 12 says, “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.” When we think of step 12 in AA, we often think of the first part of the step — service, carrying the message, helping other alcoholics, sponsorship — but there’s much more to it… 

Step 11 in AA | The 11th Step Prayer and How Often to Pray

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Step 11 in AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is about much more than a single prayer, though the 11th step prayers are pretty solid. The 11th step in AA says, “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understand Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” If you’ve already learned how… 

AA Step 10 — Continue to Take Personal Inventory

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In AA step 10 is the beginning of the “maintenance” steps. In the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, step 10 reads: “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” Step 10 should begin while we’re working through our amends in step 9. You don’t have to wait until you’ve completed all your amends to begin step 10. In fact, it… 

AA Step 9 | How to Make Amends to People You’ve Harmed

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In AA step 9 says we, “Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.” In AA step 9 is humbling, and it’s hard, but thankfully, if we’ve worked through Step 8 with our sponsor, then we’re prepared. Step 8 is when we make our list and write down all the people we are or aren’t… 

Fear of Relapse

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I recently wrote an article for InterCoast Colleges about the biggest fear in recovery. The fear of relapse. You can read the entire article here.

AA Step 8 | How to Make Your 8th Step List

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In AA step 8 is, “Made a list of all people we have harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.” What scares most people is step 9—the actual making of the amends—and they usually let that fear keep them from doing the writing that step 8 requires. Remember—you’re not doing step 9 when you get to step 8. You’re just writing. It’s…