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How Do I Approach Someone Else About 12-step Recovery?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, addicts in AA and other 12-step programs are asked by the final step to “try to carry [the group’s] message” to other addicts in order to strengthen the program and help other individuals find their way. Therefore, approaching other individuals about 12-step recovery is an ….

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Does the 12 Step Program Really Work?

When it comes to traveling the road to sobriety, many different methods are available. One of the most popular methods is the 12 Step program. Many people think that the program is designed strictly for alcoholics. While the program was originally designed for Alcoholics Anonymous, it is often used for other types of addictions as ….

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What Does “First Things First” Mean?

Triage is the method used in emergency medicine to decide priorities. For individual patients, it comes down to a stepwise assessment and addressing the most important problems before the less important. The basics are: Start the breathing, then stop the bleeding, then protect the wound,then treat for shock. There’s an important sequence. It does little ….

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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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3 Ways a 12 Step Program Helps You Want to Change for the Better

Not everyone who enters treatment or addiction recovery does so because they want to get well. Sometimes, a disgruntled employer or an unhappy spouse reach a point where they need to see a change in your life, or else. For other people, it may be a health scare or an overdose episode that changes things. ….

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The 5 Stages Of Change

How people move from one entrenched behavior to another has fascinated psychologists for a long time. The question is also important in addiction treatment, where the change sought is breaking a powerful habit. The question, “How can I help someone change their ways?” turns out to be best answered by looking at where someone is ….

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Online 12 Step Meetings: Do they Help?

When you are considering a 12 Step meeting addiction treatment program, it is important to make sure that you have access to the treatment that you need. 12 Step treatment programs are a community based addiction treatment programs that believe that addicts are the best people to help other addicts. This type of addiction treatment ….

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5 Top Lessons from The Big Book of AA

There are many resources that provide help to people who are addicted to alcohol. While some people are able to overcome an addiction on their own, others need as much help as they can get. Once a person makes his or her way through a treatment program, they may wish to continue with a similar ….

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