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12 Step Program For Food Addiction

While the debates rage on about whether there should be a clinical, “official” diagnosis of food addiction, those who can’t control their eating aren’t waiting. They’ve found other resources, besides surgery and weight-loss clinics. Perhaps it’s summed up best by one statement, “My weight isn’t the problem, that’s a symptom of the real problem, my ….

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12 Step Recovery Gifts

The spiritual gifts we gain from recovery through the 12 step program in AA are laid out in step 9. They come in the form of promises and demonstrate the healing that is occurring. The gift of freedom and happiness. Many in recovery cannot comprehend that such a state is even possible, and part of the addiction ….

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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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Online 12 Step Meetings

There is no shortage of formal and informal 12 step meetings online. The best selection comes with the groups that have been around awhile – AA and NA – but there are meetings for most 12 step programs. There are too many to list here, but directories are available here and here. So what are the upsides ….

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Clean And Sober Living

It’s almost a universal truth: They come to AA, NA or other program to get help kicking what has become an evil and deadly habit. We don’t tell them it comes at a price. If we told them what was really required, many would look elsewhere. The price paid to get clean and stay sober is ….

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The Religion Of Alcoholics Anonymous

In a world that is becoming increasingly more secular, some people express a real sensitivity to religion and religious topics. Spirituality itself is no longer accepted by some, and talking about spiritual matters can be a turn off. The connect with psychics or fringe ideas is too easy. A problem for AA Alcoholics Anonymous was ….

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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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Twelve Stepper

On Being a Twelve Stepper So… we’re in the lexicon of Modern Drunkard Magazine. Didn’t know there was a magazine for alcoholics? There is. And not recovering alcoholics, but people who still think it’s funny to puke in public. At the definition of a twelve stepper is: A reformed drinker or someone who wants to quit ….

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