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How Long will it Take me to Work Through All 12 Steps?

You attend an AA or NA meeting and you hear all of the other recovering addicts tout that they’ve been clean and part of the 12 Step program for 90 days, 120 days, 1 year, 2 years—sometimes longer. And then you start to wonder—“just how long will I need to be part of the 12-step ….

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Is Addiction A Disease?

The argument goes like this: Addiction is no more a disease than any other habit or compulsion. It isn’t a disease because there isn’t a demonstrated genetic cause, it isn’t contagious, and you can’t take a medicine to cure it. In fact, according to AA and other organizations, the treatment is spiritual. At best, addiction ….

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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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How 12 Step Programs Deal with Recovery and Relapse

Anyone who’s been through drug treatment has likely encountered the 12 Step program approach in one form or another. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 12 Step support groups work in much the same way as group therapy in terms of offering needed social supports while helping addicts develop healthy coping skills for ….

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4 Signs That A Coworker Is A Drug Addict

There are no strict boundaries for drug addiction: it can be found anywhere, and with anyone. Sometimes, instead of a family member or close friend, addiction may take hold of a coworker. Surprisingly, data gathered by the NIDA states that almost 70% of all adult users of illegal drugs are employed either full or part ….

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Is there a 12 Step Program for Food Addiction?

Yes there is a 12 step program for food addiction. There are 12 step programs for just about every addiction out there. The 12 step concept is one that appears to help addicts of all varieties. According to the National Library of Medicine, 12 step programs work when combined with other forms of therapy. With ….

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The Meaning Behind the Serenity Prayer

According to Alcoholics Anonymous, the serenity prayer is a prayer said at the beginning and sometimes the ending of every Alcoholics Anonymous or 12 Step meeting. This prayer is meaningful to the recovering addicts who say it and to those that have been harmed by drugs and alcohol. What is the Serenity Prayer? Introduced to ….

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Is a 12-Step Group in Residential Treatment the Same as AA?

Often, patients are introduced to the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous during residential inpatient treatment.  As a part of the overall program designed to jump start recovery, patients are required to attend meetings.  Research shows that alcoholics or addicts who attend meetings experience recovery rates approximately two times as effective as those who do not ….

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