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Step 6 NA – Creating a Drug-Free Mindset

Step 6 – “Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.” Up to this point, Steps 1 to 5 have laid the groundwork for change to take place. With Step 6 NA, it’s time to ask for help with making these changes. Asking for help from a Higher Power may be ….

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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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What are the Best Treatments for Supplementing 12 Step Programs?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, “In the United States, many public and private substance use disorder treatment programs… subscribe to the 12-step-based approach organized around the philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).” As this approach has been studied many times over, it has been proven to be a viable treatment option ….

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8 Common 12 Step Recovery Groups

When it comes to 12 step programs, there’s no doubt the meetings and recovery support help addicts and alcoholics remain sober. But with so many options, it can be difficult to know which 12 step program you should choose, yet getting the right program can make or break an individual’s recovery. To help make the ….

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What About Non 12 Step Recovery Programs?

12-step recovery programs have been available for many years and have helped numerous individuals in their journey of recovery. Still, the 12-step method isn’t for everyone, which is why non-12-step recovery programs do exist. Barriers to the 12-step Program Some individuals encounter barriers when attempting to use the 12-step program as a part of their ….

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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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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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