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10 ways to politely say no to holiday cocktails

If you are in a 12 step program around the holiday season you certainly will be tempted by the sheer amount of drinking that goes on during the holidays. Although the best way to avoid drinking is to go to sober only parties, this is not always possible. Company parties and family gathering will almost ….

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How Can You Submit to a Higher Power If You Are Not Religious?

One of the first things that come to mind when people think about 12-step programs, like Alcoholics Anonymous, is that God and religion often play a large role. Unfortunately, it can make things difficult for those who are seeking treatment but are not religious in any sense. However, believing in a higher power doesn’t necessarily ….

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Is Alcoholics Anonymous A Cult?

In 1998, Charles Bufe wrote a book that criticized AA called, “AA: Cult or Cure?” The book is available online. He does a pretty good job of laying out the history of AA, its links to religion, and how AA is practiced today. But, in the end, Mr. Bufe cannot come to a solid, unambiguous conclusion. ….

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Christian 12 Step Recovery Program

The original 12 step recovery program, AA, was Christian in character, although not Christ-centered. It retains the reliance on spiritual help and a higher power, but has moved away from strictly Christian terminology and beliefs and become more general in character. However, because 12 step programs work best when they connect as much as possible ….

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Is There a 12-Step Program for Methamphetamine Addiction?

Unlike addictions to substances such as heroin and painkillers, methamphetamine addiction cannot be treated using prescription medications. But 12-step programs such as that offered by Alcoholics Anonymous have been proven effective at connecting addicts with the support and therapy needed to overcome addiction. If you or someone you love is suffering from meth abuse, understand ….

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What is the 12 Step Process?

If you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, you are not alone. Alcoholism and drug addiction affect millions people in the United States alone. Fortunately, there are many treatments available to help you. One highly successful treatment is called a 12 step group. During the 12 step process, you will learn how to live ….

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Do 12 Step Programs Help with Behavioral Disorders?

Yes, 12 Step programs do help with behavioral disorders. The same methods that programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous use work for other disorders as well. Another name for behavioral disorders is behavioral addiction. This is the compulsion to do something, such as gamble or eat even though it causes you harm. Many of the more ….

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