Alcoholism survivors have many reasons to celebrate. Treatment to recovery involves strength and hard work to maintain sobriety with help from professionals, family and friends. Loved ones need encouragement and support, whether they're in the early stages of recovery or have been sober for years. Give an Alcoholics Anonymous gift of inspiration to show support.
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An online company called Sobriety Stones sells jewellery for individuals who entered into a 12-step program. Each bead represents steps in progress. Amethyst is said to represent the first step, symbolising sobriety and abstinence. Black onyx instils courage and rose quartz represents kindness There's a different stone for each step, with a specific and inspirational meaning.
Give an inspirational book on recovery as a gift. Whether the book is on self help or a memoir, your loved one will learn from those who have experienced or treated the disease of addiction. Some books contain exercises and guides for overcoming the addiction. A book makes an excellent resource for finding spirituality and encouragement.
The 12 Steps Button
Each day brings a new message with the 12 Steps Button, which is a small device holding 365 inspirational quotes. The 12 Steps Button plays a new message each day, or can be pressed several times a day. Placing the button in a convenient location, at home or at work, allows the user to get a daily dose of inspiration.
AA medallions are popular keepsake gifts. The small medallions are constant reminders of the date of sobriety and contain a serenity message on the back side. These medallions also feature the AA symbol and inspirational words: "To thine own self be true. Service. Recovery. Unity." Purchase a medallion in the form of a coin, key chain or money clip.
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