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3 Valuable Benefits from Doing Step 10 NA

Step 10 – “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” The 12 steps that make up the 12 Step recovery approach all work together to create a lifestyle capable of sustaining a drug-free life. While much of the hard work has been done by the time you reach Step ….

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Is Fear Preventing You From Getting Sober?

Feelings of fear can be a powerful motivator, directing a person’s actions on both conscious and unconscious levels. Both drinkers and non-drinkers alike encounter fear at some point in their lives. While each person can choose how to react to this emotion, people struggling with drinking problems have the damaging effects of alcohol to contend ….

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Dual Diagnosis: Definition

In the addiction treatment field, the definition of a dual diagnosis patient is someone who suffers a mental or psychological illness along with their addiction. Both the addiction and the mental illness are strong enough that they could be diagnosed separately. It’s the combination that puts the ‘dual’ in dual diagnosis. The distinction between a ‘regular’ ….

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12 Step Programs: Just how Many are There?

A 12 step program is a community addiction recovery program. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, community based care provides the support that many people need to overcome their addictions. There are many types of 12 step programs available for those who want a community based treatment option. 12 step programs exist for ….

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Can 12 Step Meetings Help with Alcohol Cravings?

Alcoholism is a deadly disease that people fight for years. Alcohol cravings are one of the number one reasons why people relapse back to using alcohol. So yes, 12 step meetings can help with cravings but it is indirect help. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 12 step meetings provide social support and ….

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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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