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8 Things You Don’t Want to Hear About Addiction but Must Face Head On

Addiction isn’t an easy disease to cope with. It undermines all areas—personal, familial, public, financial, and professional—of a person’s life. At times, it may seem that facing another negative consequence of addiction is more than you can bear, but accepting the facts may actually be a great way to enable you to fight back. There ….

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How to Beat the Post Holiday Blues without Turning to Alcohol

The post holiday blues are a very real thing. The letdown after the holidays can cause depression, anxiety, and stress. All of these are triggers for turning to alcohol. In fact according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, these stressors are the reason most people relapse into alcohol and drug use. Fortunately, there are ….

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Step 2: A New Beginning

Step 2 – “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” If you’ve already made it past Step 1 of the 12 Step program, you already know how hard it is to accept the reality of addiction in your life. Step 1 marks the end of a long, hard ….

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How to Avoid Alcohol During the Holidays

The holidays. Typically a time of cheer and familial bonding, for someone struggling with alcohol addiction or recovery it is a time of dread and temptation. The family get-togethers, the office parties, and the meetings with friends all become something to fear. This is because so many of these activities involve alcohol. However, there are ….

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The “Easy Does It” Mantra

There’s a lot of solid, accumulated wisdom that has come out of AA and other addiction self-help groups. It would be nice to see some of these principles adopted by the larger population of non-addicts. The “Easy Does It” slogan is one of those. When someone first starts attending meetings – and they’re sober enough, for ….

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How Spirituality Can Help in Addiction Treatment

According to New York University, Medical Center, spirituality is the part of a person that seeks higher meaning in order to rise above their suffering. This is a concept that eastern philosophy has embraced for thousands of years. For years, western doctors and spiritualists have operated separately to the detriment of people suffering from addictions ….

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Why Is the Fellowship So Important in AA?

When people talk about AA, NA, and other 12 step groups, they’ll often mention the fellowship. But what is the fellowship? And how do you become a part of it? The 12 Step Fellowship When it comes to 12 step meetings and programs, there are two different aspects to consider. There’s the program, including the ….

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Step 7 of the 12 Steps

Step 7 of the 12 steps states, “We humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.” But what does this step entail and why is it important to practice it? Call now to find rehab centers where you can recover safely from addiction and begin your journey through the 12-step process. What Does Step 7 Mean? ….

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