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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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What’s the Point of 12 Step Prayers?

Whether you are religious or not the 12 step prayers may be beneficial to your recovery. Although some may be reluctant to engage in prayer, there are definite benefits to using prayer to help you with prayer to help you with your recovery. These benefits are the point to using 12 step prayers in your ….

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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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What Is A 12 Step Program

A 12 Step Program is a model, derived from Alcoholics Anonymous, that has shown benefits for helping variety of addictions. The steps follow a similar pattern, with sleight modifications, no matter what the addictive behavior is. This is because the problem is seen as the same, no matter what the particulars are. 12 step programs concern ….

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12 Steps to Recovery Defined

In 1938, Bill W. and Dr. Bob founded Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and developed what would come to be known as the foundational twelve-steps to recovery. In 1953, AA first published Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, which cemented the steps and the basic Fellowship function of the group. Since then, the twelve steps have expanded their ….

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Christian 12 Step Programs

The idea behind Christian 12 step programs is more cultural than anything else. Spirituality already plays a strong role in the 12 step model; the difference comes from the language and concepts used. By customizing a program that “speaks” to Christians, the concepts are more easily grasped. Jesus, the power of prayer and the Bible ….

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How Can I Get My Family Involved in My 12-step Treatment?

It can be much easier to stick with a 12-step program if your family members support your decision to attend meetings and are generally involved in the treatment itself. While it can be difficult to get this sort of involvement from your loved ones at first, there are ways in which you can help them ….

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The History of Alcoholics Anonymous

Most everyone knows that an A.A. meeting is due to the mention in movies, TV shows, books, and more. According to the NCBI, Alcoholics Anonymous began in 1935 and has grown to become the most popular self-help organization in the world. But where did it start and how did it become what it is today? ….

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