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Christian Addiction Treatment

Faith based addiction treatment are not uncommon. Since one aspect of organized religion is to help a congregation, it is only natural to see ministries devoted to helping members who are addicted. The historical basis reaches at least as far back as hospitals set up by religious groups to serve their congregants as well as the ….

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12 Step Programs For Addictions

There’s a slightly insulting word that’s made its way into the language. A “stepper” is someone who is enrolled in a 12 step program for addiction. The negative spin is that they are seen as weak-willed or pushy about a cult-style self-help model. In some ways, those outside the movement think of anything labeled 12 ….

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12 Step Program For Depression

The 12 step model has been extended well past the original Alcoholics Anonymous roots. The same structure has found application in areas traditionally reserved for the medical profession as people look for group support with all types of problems. This is true for depression as well. Some of the groups are: Depressed Anonymous Depression Anonymous ….

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Hitting Rock Bottom

What does it take to create real change? Well, for alcoholics and drug addicts, it’s usually the pain of using becoming more than the pain of not using. For each it is different. There is no “one size fits all” for rock bottom. In the most extreme case, some addicts never hit it at all. ….

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12 Step Principles

Along with the traditional twelve steps of AA, there are a series of linked principles. These restate and reinforce some of the issues common to the alcoholic community. Some refer to these as the virtues of Alcoholics Anonymous. Surrender – the act of admitting we are powerless on our own. Hope – also mentioned as ….

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Non 12 Step Recovery Programs

For various reasons, some alcoholics and addicts shy away from 12 step programs. Sometimes it’s the structure or the reliance on spiritual principles. For others, they fear a group setting or they’ve heard about medications and other treatments not available in the 12 step community. I’ve even heard some complain about the lack of anonymity ….

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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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Alateen Meetings

One of the difficulties young people face with an alcoholic family member are different than adults face. But just like adults they can benefit by talking to peers about the situation. Alateen meetings are meant to address this need. If they are drinking themselves, AA will accept them, but Alateen meetings are a branch of ….

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