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Stages Of Change Theory

The “stages of change” model for quitting bad habits (including addiction) was popularized in a 1994 book called, “Changing for Good,” by James Prochaska (and others). The important breakthrough was the multiple methodology approach adopted by the author. In other words, one particular method in psychology wasn’t preferentially favored – what worked was adopted in ….

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Are there Non Religious AA Meetings?

Yes, there are non-religious AA meetings. Although it is a commonly held belief that AA is a religious based organization, it does not have to be. 12 step, AA meetings are often modified for those who do not want a religious form of treatment. The popular criticism of AA being strictly religions is untrue. What ….

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Can 12 Step Meetings help with Relationship Problems?

Yes, 12 step meetings can help with relationship problems. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 12 step programs are easy to integrate into addiction treatment. A part of the 12 steps is to make amends to those you hurt. Drug and alcohol abuse can cause serious problems in relationships between friends and family. ….

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Clean And Sober Living

It’s almost a universal truth: They come to AA, NA or other program to get help kicking what has become an evil and deadly habit. We don’t tell them it comes at a price. If we told them what was really required, many would look elsewhere. The price paid to get clean and stay sober is ….

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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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Principles Before Personalities

The Alcoholics Anonymous Bibliography site has a great essay on the principles of AA. Well worth reading. The essentials are this: Those character flaws we know from our failed life as an alcoholic can yield valuable principles when we do the opposite. For instance, where jealousy is the defect, trust becomes the principle to strive for. Where ….

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