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Comparing My Favorite Part of 12-Step Recovery to Rational Recovery

Twelve-step programs and Rational Recovery are two completely different recovery programs proven useful at treating addiction. While 12-step recovery programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous are more popular and widely known for treating addiction, Rational Recovery offers a unique non-spiritual approach to maintaining abstinence from substances. If you’re currently participating in a 12-step recovery program to ….

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3 Valuable Benefits from Doing Step 10 NA

Step 10 – “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” The 12 steps that make up the 12 Step recovery approach all work together to create a lifestyle capable of sustaining a drug-free life. While much of the hard work has been done by the time you reach Step ….

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Benefits of an Online 12 Step Program

When it comes to addiction treatment, there is no denying the fact that 12 step programs have been useful for many years. There are many types of 12 step programs, with some of the most popular including: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and Cocaine Anonymous (CA). Once your time in rehab comes to an ….

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3 Ways Step 5 NA Begins Your Real-Life Walk in Recovery

Step 5 – “Admitted to our Higher Power, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.” Change happens from the inside-out. This means any type of behavior starts out as a thought that’s processed to the point where it’s played out in a person’s daily life. As far as 12 ….

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How To Let Go And Let God

A fundamental principle of AA and NA is the recognition that we do not have power over our addiction and outside help is needed to maintain sobriety. The second and third steps of each program talk about this: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Made a decision to ….

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Dual Recovery

There are two meanings for the phrase “dual recovery”. The first is someone who is addicted to more than one (unrelated) substance or behavior. Sometimes it’s one substance and an activity, either of which is addictive by themselves. So, for instance, someone who is both an alcoholic and a compulsive gambler. Recovery would have to address ….

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What Good Does It Do to Dredge Up the Past With a 4th Step Inventory?

Step 4 – “We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” The 12 Step recovery path unfolds in a gradual progression, from one state of awareness to the next. With Step 1, a person acknowledges drug addiction as the destructive force that it is. Step 2 begins the acknowledgment of a Higher Power; ….

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