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The Benefits of Attending Mutual-help Groups

Mutual-help groups, as stated by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, are “groups of two or more people who share a problem and come together to provide problem-specific help and support to one another.” These programs can be incredibly beneficial to recovering addicts as part of an overall treatment plan, and studies have ….

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3 Ways Step 5 NA Begins Your Real-Life Walk in Recovery

Step 5 – “Admitted to our Higher Power, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.” Change happens from the inside-out. This means any type of behavior starts out as a thought that’s processed to the point where it’s played out in a person’s daily life. As far as 12 ….

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How Step 1 of the 12 Step Program Tackles Addiction Head-On

After so many failed attempts to stop using, the hold drugs have over the body and mind becomes painfully apparent. Unfortunately, at this point, the drug’s effects have already trained the mind to ignore this reality and escape into more drug use. By the time a person enters recovery, he or she may be aware ….

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Preparing for Your First 12 Step Meeting

Since the 1930s 12 step programs have been a big part of addiction recovery. These meetings provide a sense of community and mutual support. Many people suffering from addiction are anxious, unbalanced, and generally frightened by the prospect of living without their addiction. Walking into a room of people in this condition can be a ….

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Online 12 Step Meetings

There is no shortage of formal and informal 12 step meetings online. The best selection comes with the groups that have been around awhile – AA and NA – but there are meetings for most 12 step programs. There are too many to list here, but directories are available here and here. So what are the upsides ….

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Your First Meeting Checklist

Going to your first 12 step meeting can feel overwhelming. You don’t know what to expect. You don’t know what’s going to happen. And you don’t know a thing about AA or NA. Don’t worry. Here’s a first meeting checklist, giving you everything you need for first meeting success. Find the Right Meeting While any ….

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10 Creative Ways to Get Out of a New Year’s Champagne Toast

1. Sparkling Grape Juice Trick This is a very simple way to keep with the tradition of the New Year’s champagne toast. Simply enlist the aid of a bartender or server and ask them to bring you a sparkling white grape juice instead of the traditional champagne. 2. Make a Point that you are Driving ….

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Understanding the 12 Step Program Philosophy

The 12-step program has been a popular treatment for alcohol addiction since the book Alcoholics Anonymous was released in 1939. Over time, it has also been used to treat other types of substance abuse and even behavioral addictions, but many individuals do not understand the basic philosophy of the program, which can be boiled down ….

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