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Is It Safe to Start Dating Someone Outside of 12-step?

For someone in these programs, dating a person who is not in a 12-step group, or who is not a recovering addict at all, can be difficult. But it can be worth it as long as both you and the person you’re interested in understand your needs as an individual in recovery. Ask Yourself First… ….

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How Can I Make Friends in My 12-step Program?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 12-step programs “can be particularly helpful during recovery, offering an added layer of community-level social support to help people achieve and maintain abstinence and other healthy lifestyle behaviors over the course of a lifetime.” Therefore, making friends in your 12-step program is basically part of the process, ….

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Why 12 Step Programs Do Not Work for All People

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction does not affect everyone the same way. Each addiction is different just as each person is different. Most people who undergo addiction treatment choose the course that they think best fits with them. Unfortunately, it is hard to know which program will work and which will ….

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What to Do When 12 Step Treatment isn’t Working

Since 1935, 12 step programs have been a staple of addiction treatment. According to Alcoholics Anonymous, the 12 step program works for most people. Unfortunately, it does not work for everyone. As each person is different, each addiction is different. A single treatment is not going to work out for everyone. Therefore, what do you ….

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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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10 Reasons to Seek Community Supported Addiction Treatment

12 Step community supported addiction treatment is a successful form of treatment. Many people benefit from it around the world. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, community supported treatment is a viable option for addiction recovery. There are a lot of reasons to seek community supported addiction treatment. 1. The Support of the ….

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What is 13th Stepping?

13th stepping is a term for when a person who has been in recovery for a year or more initiates a sexual relationship with an individual who is new to a 12-step program (usually having been in recovery for less than a year). In 12-step programs, this behavior is frowned upon because it can be ….

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Can I Attend a 12-step Group as My Only Form of Treatment?

Some people do attend a 12-step group as their only form of treatment. However, these programs are usually meant to be a supplemental treatment option for those who receive help from them. If you are considering attending 12-step group meetings as your only treatment for addiction, ask yourself if this will be enough for your ….

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What are Common Behavioral Disorders Treated by 12 Step Programs?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 12 step programs are a way for people addicted to substances or behaviors to help each other over the addiction. Since the 1930s and 1940s, 12 step programs have helped people discover that they are not alone. Most people think of Alcoholics Anonymous when they think of ….

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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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