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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Your First Meeting Checklist

Going to your first 12 step meeting can feel overwhelming. You don’t know what to expect. You don’t know what’s going to happen. And you don’t know a thing about AA or NA. Don’t worry. Here’s a first meeting checklist, giving you everything you need for first meeting success. Find the Right Meeting While any ….

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The Importance of Giving Back

Once you’ve started on the road to recovery, you may find yourself wanting to give back. Not only is a fundamental aspect of the 12 steps, but many feel as though it’s a way to pay it forward. Here are some of the reasons giving back is so important in recovery. Spreading Hope When in ….

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How Can You Submit to a Higher Power If You Are Not Religious?

One of the first things that come to mind when people think about 12-step programs, like Alcoholics Anonymous, is that God and religion often play a large role. Unfortunately, it can make things difficult for those who are seeking treatment but are not religious in any sense. However, believing in a higher power doesn’t necessarily ….

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4 Myths About The Elderly And Substance Abuse

When someone tries to picture what a person with substance abuse looks like, most think of someone who is young, possibly even a teenager. Rarely do people think that the elderly would be associated with substance abuse, but it can be quite common. The NCBI states that substance abuse is becoming more and more prevalent ….

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