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How Al Anon Meetings Work

Al-anon is a group for family members of alcoholics. Like Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon is similar to community-centered group therapy. Most people who join Al-Anon do so for this support. The only requirement of Al-Anon is that you have a friend or family member that is struggling with alcoholism. The members in the group support each ….

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10 Creative Ways to Get Out of a New Year’s Champagne Toast

1. Sparkling Grape Juice Trick This is a very simple way to keep with the tradition of the New Year’s champagne toast. Simply enlist the aid of a bartender or server and ask them to bring you a sparkling white grape juice instead of the traditional champagne. 2. Make a Point that you are Driving ….

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12 Step Recovery Jokes

We all need a little break from the seriousness of recovery. Humor can be good medicine. Watch out though, some of these border on racy – adults only please. Q: Why did the accountant do so well in AA? A: He was already a friend of bills. Q: Why aren’t people in recovery good dancers? ….

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Is It Safe to Start Dating Someone Outside of 12-step?

For someone in these programs, dating a person who is not in a 12-step group, or who is not a recovering addict at all, can be difficult. But it can be worth it as long as both you and the person you’re interested in understand your needs as an individual in recovery. Ask Yourself First… ….

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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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12 Steps to Recovery Defined

In 1938, Bill W. and Dr. Bob founded Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and developed what would come to be known as the foundational twelve-steps to recovery. In 1953, AA first published Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, which cemented the steps and the basic Fellowship function of the group. Since then, the twelve steps have expanded their ….

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What About Non 12 Step Recovery Programs?

12-step recovery programs have been available for many years and have helped numerous individuals in their journey of recovery. Still, the 12-step method isn’t for everyone, which is why non-12-step recovery programs do exist. Barriers to the 12-step Program Some individuals encounter barriers when attempting to use the 12-step program as a part of their ….

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What Is Motivational Interviewing?

Addiction counseling and treatment differs from traditional behavioral therapy in one important respect. Not all addicts want to give up their addiction. Because of this, treatment is often coerced or even enforced by court order. The difficulty for therapists then becomes, “How do I reach this person?” Motivational interviewing, at its root, attempts to find out ….

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