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4 Myths About The Elderly And Substance Abuse

When someone tries to picture what a person with substance abuse looks like, most think of someone who is young, possibly even a teenager. Rarely do people think that the elderly would be associated with substance abuse, but it can be quite common. The NCBI states that substance abuse is becoming more and more prevalent ….

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How AA Saved my Life and It Could Save Yours Too

As widely accepted as alcohol and drinking may be, for some people, a drink every now and then can quickly turn into a lifestyle all its own. This is exactly what happens for someone who’s physical, emotional or life circumstance create prime conditions for alcoholism to take hold. AA, or Alcoholics Anonymous, can be a ….

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How Do AA Promises Fit Into the 12 Step Program?

While addiction may well be classified as a chronic medical condition, the recovery process has as much to do with healing the mind and spirit as it does healing the body. People going through recovery experience change in every aspect of their lives to the point where a total personality change gradually takes place. The ….

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Understanding the 12 Step Program Philosophy

The 12-step program has been a popular treatment for alcohol addiction since the book Alcoholics Anonymous was released in 1939. Over time, it has also been used to treat other types of substance abuse and even behavioral addictions, but many individuals do not understand the basic philosophy of the program, which can be boiled down ….

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What are the Best Treatments for Supplementing 12 Step Programs?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, “In the United States, many public and private substance use disorder treatment programs… subscribe to the 12-step-based approach organized around the philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).” As this approach has been studied many times over, it has been proven to be a viable treatment option ….

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Can 12 Step Meetings Help with Alcohol Cravings?

Alcoholism is a deadly disease that people fight for years. Alcohol cravings are one of the number one reasons why people relapse back to using alcohol. So yes, 12 step meetings can help with cravings but it is indirect help. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 12 step meetings provide social support and ….

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What Is Thirteenth Stepping?

Originally, the term didn’t have a negative meaning at all. The twelfth step is: “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.” It’s open-ended and was intended to be continued throughout one’s lifetime. In this context, ….

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