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How a 12 Step Program Will Change your Life

12 step programs are a staple in the treatment center community. They have been around since their inception in the late 1930s, when two men needed a way to get out from under alcohol addiction. 12 step programs have been changing lives ever since. Here is how they do it. 12 Step Treatment can Help ….

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How Spirituality Can Help in Addiction Treatment

According to New York University, Medical Center, spirituality is the part of a person that seeks higher meaning in order to rise above their suffering. This is a concept that eastern philosophy has embraced for thousands of years. For years, western doctors and spiritualists have operated separately to the detriment of people suffering from addictions ….

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The Reality of Binge Drinking

Although many people do not consider binge drinking a form of alcoholism, the Centers for Disease Control considers it one of the most common forms of this disease. Additionally, binge drinking is one of the most common forms of drinking in general. Although many people do not know what binge drinking is it is a ….

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Stages Of Change And Motivational Interviewing

One of the difficulties in treating addiction is matching therapy to patient. To some degree, each addict is different. They come with their own unique problems and attitudes. Treatment specialists are always looking for a useful structure to help them “meet the patient where they are.” This is the genesis for the Stages of Change ….

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The History of Alcoholics Anonymous

Most everyone knows that an A.A. meeting is due to the mention in movies, TV shows, books, and more. According to the NCBI, Alcoholics Anonymous began in 1935 and has grown to become the most popular self-help organization in the world. But where did it start and how did it become what it is today? ….

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10 myths about 12 step programs

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, community treatment programs such as 12 step programs are a legitimate form of treatment. Unfortunately, due to movie, television, and popular culture, have all contributed to misconceptions about 12 step programs. 1. People in 12 Step Programs are Fanatics Most people in 12 step programs are ordinary ….

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Does the 12 Step Program Really Work?

When it comes to traveling the road to sobriety, many different methods are available. One of the most popular methods is the 12 Step program. Many people think that the program is designed strictly for alcoholics. While the program was originally designed for Alcoholics Anonymous, it is often used for other types of addictions as ….

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12 Step Spirituality

The entire program of Alcoholics Anonymous, and by extension, other 12 step programs, is based on spiritual principles. Addiction in these models may have physical and psychological components, but primarily, help is sought in the spiritual realm. This doesn’t mean that 12 step spirituality is the only offering – the steps are meant to give practical ….

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