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Family Roles in Alcohol Addiction

According to the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, families of alcoholics are heavily affected by alcohol use and abuse. Unfortunately, during the cycle of alcoholism a family will develop certain classic roles. These roles were mapped when alcoholism was first considered a disease. These family roles evolve slowly as the alcohol use or ….

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12 Steps to Recovery Defined

In 1938, Bill W. and Dr. Bob founded Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and developed what would come to be known as the foundational twelve-steps to recovery. In 1953, AA first published Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, which cemented the steps and the basic Fellowship function of the group. Since then, the twelve steps have expanded their ….

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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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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 is a Higher Power and Why is it Important to the Recovery Process?

Having a higher power is a very important concept during the recovery process. Some may choose a more religious definition while others will need something to help them through the difficult process. There are many different ways higher power can be important to the recovery process. God as a Higher Power There has never been ….

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Step 2: A New Beginning

Step 2 – “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” If you’ve already made it past Step 1 of the 12 Step program, you already know how hard it is to accept the reality of addiction in your life. Step 1 marks the end of a long, hard ….

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10 Creative Ways to Get Out of a New Year’s Champagne Toast

1. Sparkling Grape Juice Trick This is a very simple way to keep with the tradition of the New Year’s champagne toast. Simply enlist the aid of a bartender or server and ask them to bring you a sparkling white grape juice instead of the traditional champagne. 2. Make a Point that you are Driving ….

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Online 12 Step Meetings

There is no shortage of formal and informal 12 step meetings online. The best selection comes with the groups that have been around awhile – AA and NA – but there are meetings for most 12 step programs. There are too many to list here, but directories are available here and here. So what are the upsides ….

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