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10 Ways to find 12 Step Out of Town Meetings

The holidays are a time for visiting friends and family. Sometimes this takes you far away from your usual meeting places and comfort zone. During your visits, you might find the need to reinforce some of the lessons you learned in your community support or 12 step meetings. Many of these meetings are easily found ….

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The 4th Step Inventory: The Nuts & Bolts of Addiction Recovery

Step 4 – “We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” For many, the thought of doing a 4th Step inventory may well seem overwhelming considering the hard road addiction has left behind. Sitting down and listing all the wrongs you’ve committed and the people you’ve hurt can be a painful process for ….

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What It Means to Work the Program

When it comes to the 12 step programs, people have all kinds of opinions. Some people love it. Some people hate it. And some people say it doesn’t work. But those people are wrong. For decades, the 12 steps of recovery have helped people recover from alcohol and drug abuse. Step into any AA or ….

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Addicted To God

What an odd phrase that is. To understand it, we need to take a look at what being addicted means. The standard definition doesn’t do much good here, but I’ll offer another. Addiction is usually defined as: “The state of being enslaved to a habit, characterized by compulsive behavior that is damaging to the addict.” ….

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What Should I Do if 12-Step Programs Aren’t Right for Me?

It is common for people to say that one treatment will never be right for everyone. However, this can be difficult to cope with, especially if you realize that 12-step programs, one of the most commonly used treatment options, are not beneficial to you. What should you do when you find out that 12-step programs ….

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Is there a 12 Step Program for Depression When Addicted to Alcohol?

Yes, there is a 12 step program for depression when you are addicted to alcohol. There are 12 step programs that focus more on the alcohol addiction, 12 step programs that focus on depression, and 12 step programs that split their focus between both. 12 Step Programs for Alcohol Addiction The traditional 12 step programs ….

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