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Why 12 Step Groups are Especially Effective for Teens

12 step programs have been around since the creation of Alcoholics Anonymous in the early 1900s. One of the reasons that 12 step programs continue to be one of the leading methods of substance abuse and addiction treatment is the fact that they are successful. This is particularly true in teens. To understand why 12 ….

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Why do Courts Order 12 Step Programs?

Since the beginning of the “war on drugs”, the number of incarcerations related to drug offenses has increased sharply. In fact, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, nearly half of all inmates are serving time for drug related offenses. In addition to this, many drug users, who are committing a crime just by using, ….

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Addicted To God

What an odd phrase that is. To understand it, we need to take a look at what being addicted means. The standard definition doesn’t do much good here, but I’ll offer another. Addiction is usually defined as: “The state of being enslaved to a habit, characterized by compulsive behavior that is damaging to the addict.” ….

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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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Are There Any 12 Step Alternatives?

The spiritual and group aspects of 12 step programs are not for everyone. Some people are just not suited for the environment that these programs provide. In this case, there are many alternatives to the traditional 12 step programs and beliefs. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, there are many traditional ….

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AA And Religion

There’s sometimes a link drawn between AA and Christianity. Historically this is accurate, and early writings do assume the membership at least has a nodding acquaintance with the religion. However, it’s a mistake to think that AA is only, or primarily an arm of the Christian faith. Currently, AA is practiced outside of any religious ….

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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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5 Ways the NA Steps Can Get You Through the Day Drug-Free

Drug addiction’s effects can impact a person’s life in profound ways. For many, stopping drug use leaves behind feelings of hopelessness to the point where day-to-day living feels empty and lacks purpose. During the course of a growing addiction, a person develops an emotional attachment with drugs and the central role they play in his ….

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