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What It Means to Work the Program

When it comes to the 12 step programs, people have all kinds of opinions. Some people love it. Some people hate it. And some people say it doesn’t work. But those people are wrong. For decades, the 12 steps of recovery have helped people recover from alcohol and drug abuse. Step into any AA or ….

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12 Step Prayers

One of the founding principles of AA and by extension, all other 12 step programs, is the reliance on a higher power for guidance and help. For Bill W, the founder of AA, this meant the peace and aid that comes from a heartfelt prayer. Since then, many prayers have been written around 12 step ….

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What are the Best Treatments for Supplementing 12 Step Programs?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, “In the United States, many public and private substance use disorder treatment programs… subscribe to the 12-step-based approach organized around the philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).” As this approach has been studied many times over, it has been proven to be a viable treatment option ….

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12 Signs You’re Ready to Get Sober

You are probably ready to get sober, but if you are on the fence about it, the following 12 signs should help you to make up your mind. When you are ready to take that step, a 12 step group is an invaluable resource. Call to connect with experts who can answer questions and guide ….

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How Do I Approach Someone Else About 12-step Recovery?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, addicts in AA and other 12-step programs are asked by the final step to “try to carry [the group’s] message” to other addicts in order to strengthen the program and help other individuals find their way. Therefore, approaching other individuals about 12-step recovery is an ….

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5 Ways the 12 Steps of NA Help You Create a Drug-Free Lifestyle

Stopping drug use is one thing. Staying drug-free is a whole different ballgame. Interestingly enough, many who successfully complete detox expect to be able to maintain continued abstinence. In actuality, addiction’s hold on your thoughts and behaviors will likely persist for months or even years after completing drug detox. Under these conditions, an unexpected relapse ….

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How to Make Amends Through 12 Step

Making a list of those you have harmed with your addiction and making amends for your harmful actions, the eighth and ninth steps in the 12-step philosophy, are some of the most important parts of the recovery process. However, it can be difficult to do make amends, and trying to can often lead to frustrations ….

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AA: An In Depth Look at Step 4

Alcoholics Anonymous is a community support group that focuses on different aspects of recovery and helping others achieve them. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, one of the goals of any substance abuse program is to help a person who is suffering from addiction find normalcy in their life. Alcoholics Anonymous breaks this ….

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