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3 Ways a 12 Step Program Helps You Want to Change for the Better

Not everyone who enters treatment or addiction recovery does so because they want to get well. Sometimes, a disgruntled employer or an unhappy spouse reach a point where they need to see a change in your life, or else. For other people, it may be a health scare or an overdose episode that changes things. ….

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5 Good Reasons to Consider 12 Step Program Treatment

Overcoming an addiction problem will likely be one of the most difficult life challenges you’ll ever face. The nature of addiction works to stay front and center in your awareness, influencing your emotions as well as the choices you make throughout the day. Without some type of plan in place, it becomes all but impossible ….

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Overcoming the Dangers of Pride in Addiction Recovery Through Step 7 NA

Step 7 – “Humbly asked our Higher Power to remove our shortcomings.” The old saying, “pride goeth before the fall” covers most any and all areas of daily living, but even more so for people recovering from drug addiction. As a general rule, any attitude that breeds negativity or contempt holds the capability to sabotage ….

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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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Developing a Willingness to Change Through Step 6 NA

Step 6 – “Were entirely ready to have our Higher Power remove all these defects of character.” It’s not uncommon for someone to enter into addiction recovery out of necessity rather than will; necessity, as in an ultimatum from a spouse or an employer. While there’s really no bad reason for entering addiction recovery, actually ….

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20 Polite excuses not to drink during the holidays

One of the most difficult things about the holidays when you are in a 12 step program like Alcoholics Anonymous is refusing the many drinks that people offer you. You do not want to offend them and it is a pain to explain why you are not drinking to each and every person who offers ….

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15 Reasons to Go to a Meeting Today

According to the Alcoholics Anonymous website, you can go to meetings any time you feel the need to. Returning to meetings after an absence can prevent a relapse. There are many reasons why you should go to a meeting as soon as you notice any of these things. 1. You Find Yourself Craving Drugs or ….

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