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12 Steps or Standard Treatment: What’s the Difference?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are many different forms of treatment. Since each addiction is different, various forms of treatment are necessary. Each person has his or her own needs and desires. What works for one person might not work for another. Two of the most popular types of treatment are ….

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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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What to do When your 12 Step Program isn’t Working

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 12 step programs are one way to treat drug and alcohol addiction. It is important to remember that it is not the only way. Not all 12 step programs suit the needs of the individual. Some people have a hard time with many of their concepts. When ….

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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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Can I Attend a 12-step Group as My Only Form of Treatment?

Some people do attend a 12-step group as their only form of treatment. However, these programs are usually meant to be a supplemental treatment option for those who receive help from them. If you are considering attending 12-step group meetings as your only treatment for addiction, ask yourself if this will be enough for your ….

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What Is Thirteenth Stepping?

Originally, the term didn’t have a negative meaning at all. The twelfth step is: “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.” It’s open-ended and was intended to be continued throughout one’s lifetime. In this context, ….

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AA: An In Depth Look at Step 4

Alcoholics Anonymous is a community support group that focuses on different aspects of recovery and helping others achieve them. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, one of the goals of any substance abuse program is to help a person who is suffering from addiction find normalcy in their life. Alcoholics Anonymous breaks this ….

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12 Step Facilitation Therapy

The 12 step program has been one of the most widely used treatments for addiction for nearly 100 years. And, while there has been some controversy over the effectiveness of the 12 steps themselves, there are 1000s of success stories involving success in sobriety, thanks to 12 step programs. In the last 50 years, the ….

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