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How to Make Amends Through 12 Step

Making a list of those you have harmed with your addiction and making amends for your harmful actions, the eighth and ninth steps in the 12-step philosophy, are some of the most important parts of the recovery process. However, it can be difficult to do make amends, and trying to can often lead to frustrations ….

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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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Benefits of an Online 12 Step Program

When it comes to addiction treatment, there is no denying the fact that 12 step programs have been useful for many years. There are many types of 12 step programs, with some of the most popular including: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and Cocaine Anonymous (CA). Once your time in rehab comes to an ….

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Am I a Codependent? 5 Ways Living With an Addict Has Made YOUR Life Unmanageable

Maintaining an intimate relationship can be hard enough without the added chaos that addiction brings. Addiction, by its very nature, breeds chaos, confusion and emotional unrest. Likewise, someone who’s living with an addict stands to experience a similar version of this addiction lifestyle. Under these conditions, it’s not uncommon to fall into patterns of codependency ….

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Overcoming the Dangers of Pride in Addiction Recovery Through Step 7 NA

Step 7 – “Humbly asked our Higher Power to remove our shortcomings.” The old saying, “pride goeth before the fall” covers most any and all areas of daily living, but even more so for people recovering from drug addiction. As a general rule, any attitude that breeds negativity or contempt holds the capability to sabotage ….

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AA Sayings

Alcoholics Anonymous has been around for more than 75 years (it was started shortly after Prohibition was repealed). In that time a great deal of wisdom has accumulated. Much of it is captured in the sayings, or slogans of AA. There are five sayings that are considered “original”. Easy Does It. First Things First. Think, Think, ….

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What Is A ‘Friend Of Bill’?

Organizations tend to create and use their own code phrases. Not in a nefarious way, but just as a matter of course. So you have the, “Occam’s razor” of the scientist, the “quod erat demonstratum” saying for lawyers and, for those in Alcoholics Anonymous, the “friend of Bill.” Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith founded ….

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Is Addiction A Disease Or A Choice?

If you want to start an argument in almost any treatment setting, that’s the question to ask. Underlying the answers you get will be a deep question about responsibility. If it’s a choice, well then, addicts bear the entire weight of their poor choice. In fact, it’s probably better to say it’s a character flaw. ….

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