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Are 12 Step Support Meetings a Waste of Time?

Many people recovering from drug or alcohol addiction continue to experience physical discomforts long after they’ve stopped abusing substances. Whether in detox, residential or outpatient treatment, these discomforts “seem” to account for much of the difficulty involved with maintaining continued abstinence. Considering how physical discomfort seems to lie at the root of persistent drug cravings, ….

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5 Ways to Tell If a 12 Step Program Is Right for You

For many people, the decision to stop using drugs comes with much confusion and heartache. With so many different types of treatment programs to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which one will work best for you. First developed in the 1930s, 12 Step programs exist as the most established drug treatment approach ….

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Online 12 Step Meetings: Do they Help?

When you are considering a 12 Step meeting addiction treatment program, it is important to make sure that you have access to the treatment that you need. 12 Step treatment programs are a community based addiction treatment programs that believe that addicts are the best people to help other addicts. This type of addiction treatment ….

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Step 6 NA – Creating a Drug-Free Mindset

Step 6 – “Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.” Up to this point, Steps 1 to 5 have laid the groundwork for change to take place. With Step 6 NA, it’s time to ask for help with making these changes. Asking for help from a Higher Power may be ….

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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 Programs for Atheists

An atheist walks into a 12 step meeting. While this may seem like the opening line to a joke, it is, in fact, a far more common occurrence than one might imagine. Addiction is a disease that does not discriminate based on religion, faith, or the belief in a higher power. Since the advent of ….

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What Role do 12 Step Support Groups Play in Drug Treatment?

Anyone who’s abused drugs for months at a time well knows how uncomfortable the physical and emotional effects of drug abuse can be. Emotional distress coupled with developing withdrawal symptoms can easily keep a person using drugs, with no end in sight. Overall, the drug treatment process addresses these aspects of addiction through a range ….

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How Can I Get My Family Involved in My 12-step Treatment?

It can be much easier to stick with a 12-step program if your family members support your decision to attend meetings and are generally involved in the treatment itself. While it can be difficult to get this sort of involvement from your loved ones at first, there are ways in which you can help them ….

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