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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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Non-Religious Alcoholics Anonymous

There’s an old argument about whether Alcoholics Anonymous is a religion (or cult!) or not. The response to the charges is usually to stress that it’s spiritual instead of religious. The difference being the lack of a worship element. In any case, there is no denying that the founders had religious principles in mind and ….

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Leaving Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is almost always voluntary (it can be court ordered for some set period). Members do drift in and out, even though alcoholism is thought to be a lifelong condition. So why do they leave? First, the fact is that the vast majority who attend AA will leave, as many as 95% won’t make ….

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Is a 12 Step AA Program Right for Me?

There are many different opinions about 12 step programs. Some people swear by them, while others consider them cults. In reality, they offer a lot of help to people who need their unique services. There are a few questions you need to ask yourself before deciding whether a 12 step AA program is right for ….

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Christian 12 Step Recovery Program

The original 12 step recovery program, AA, was Christian in character, although not Christ-centered. It retains the reliance on spiritual help and a higher power, but has moved away from strictly Christian terminology and beliefs and become more general in character. However, because 12 step programs work best when they connect as much as possible ….

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The Stages of Change Model in 12 Step Drug Treatment

As of the first day in drug treatment, addicts enter into a step-by-step process of change that works to undo the effects of addiction and create a lifestyle capable of supporting ongoing abstinence. Most all 12 Step drug treatment programs follow set protocols designed to promote ongoing growth and change throughout the recovery process. The ….

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12 Step Program For Food Addiction

While the debates rage on about whether there should be a clinical, “official” diagnosis of food addiction, those who can’t control their eating aren’t waiting. They’ve found other resources, besides surgery and weight-loss clinics. Perhaps it’s summed up best by one statement, “My weight isn’t the problem, that’s a symptom of the real problem, my ….

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