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12 Step Rehab

The study of addiction and treatment has produced some general principles that give the most hope for recovery. One of these is that “longer rehabilitation periods give better results.” Three to six-months of rehab are becoming more common — as opposed to just a week or two of withdrawal treatment and then release. A 12 step ….

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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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Cracking the 12 Step Treatment Code

The secret to cracking the 12 Step treatment code is that there is no secret. 12 Step programs give you a step by step process to stopping an addiction. According to the Alcoholics Anonymous website, the 12 Step process relies on both understanding and working the steps. Each of the steps can be broken down ….

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The Religion Of Alcoholics Anonymous

In a world that is becoming increasingly more secular, some people express a real sensitivity to religion and religious topics. Spirituality itself is no longer accepted by some, and talking about spiritual matters can be a turn off. The connect with psychics or fringe ideas is too easy. A problem for AA Alcoholics Anonymous was ….

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How Long will it Take me to Work Through All 12 Steps?

You attend an AA or NA meeting and you hear all of the other recovering addicts tout that they’ve been clean and part of the 12 Step program for 90 days, 120 days, 1 year, 2 years—sometimes longer. And then you start to wonder—“just how long will I need to be part of the 12-step ….

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Does Science Really Lay the Foundation for 12 Step Recovery?

In modern times, science is king and most people evaluate their health decision based upon the latest scientific findings. In many ways, these scientific findings have intense societal impacts, as well as personal ones. Just look at the effect of the polio vaccine, introduced in 1952. Polio remains relatively rare in the United States, while ….

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Are There Any 12 Step Alternatives?

The spiritual and group aspects of 12 step programs are not for everyone. Some people are just not suited for the environment that these programs provide. In this case, there are many alternatives to the traditional 12 step programs and beliefs. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, there are many traditional ….

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