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Christian 12 Step Programs

The idea behind Christian 12 step programs is more cultural than anything else. Spirituality already plays a strong role in the 12 step model; the difference comes from the language and concepts used. By customizing a program that “speaks” to Christians, the concepts are more easily grasped. Jesus, the power of prayer and the Bible ….

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How Al Anon Meetings Work

Al-anon is a group for family members of alcoholics. Like Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon is similar to community-centered group therapy. Most people who join Al-Anon do so for this support. The only requirement of Al-Anon is that you have a friend or family member that is struggling with alcoholism. The members in the group support each ….

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Are 12 Step Support Meetings a Waste of Time?

Many people recovering from drug or alcohol addiction continue to experience physical discomforts long after they’ve stopped abusing substances. Whether in detox, residential or outpatient treatment, these discomforts “seem” to account for much of the difficulty involved with maintaining continued abstinence. Considering how physical discomfort seems to lie at the root of persistent drug cravings, ….

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Can you Cure Addiction Using the 12 Steps?

Grappling with an addiction is hard work. The more that it grows, the more preoccupied you become with it, the more it takes over your reality, and the more you find yourself facing negative consequences in every aspect of your life. It is probably one of the worst feelings you have ever had to endure. ….

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8 Things You Don’t Want to Hear About Addiction but Must Face Head On

Addiction isn’t an easy disease to cope with. It undermines all areas—personal, familial, public, financial, and professional—of a person’s life. At times, it may seem that facing another negative consequence of addiction is more than you can bear, but accepting the facts may actually be a great way to enable you to fight back. There ….

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What are Common Behavioral Disorders Treated by 12 Step Programs?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 12 step programs are a way for people addicted to substances or behaviors to help each other over the addiction. Since the 1930s and 1940s, 12 step programs have helped people discover that they are not alone. Most people think of Alcoholics Anonymous when they think of ….

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3 Things to Consider When Working Step 11 NA

Step 11 – “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” As important as it is to maintain healthy thinking and make good choices, cultivating a sense of spiritual well-being helps ….

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