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How Can I Make Friends in My 12-step Program?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 12-step programs “can be particularly helpful during recovery, offering an added layer of community-level social support to help people achieve and maintain abstinence and other healthy lifestyle behaviors over the course of a lifetime.” Therefore, making friends in your 12-step program is basically part of the process, ….

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What About Non 12 Step Recovery Programs?

12-step recovery programs have been available for many years and have helped numerous individuals in their journey of recovery. Still, the 12-step method isn’t for everyone, which is why non-12-step recovery programs do exist. Barriers to the 12-step Program Some individuals encounter barriers when attempting to use the 12-step program as a part of their ….

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Step 6 NA – Creating a Drug-Free Mindset

Step 6 – “Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.” Up to this point, Steps 1 to 5 have laid the groundwork for change to take place. With Step 6 NA, it’s time to ask for help with making these changes. Asking for help from a Higher Power may be ….

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How Spirituality Can Help in Addiction Treatment

According to New York University, Medical Center, spirituality is the part of a person that seeks higher meaning in order to rise above their suffering. This is a concept that eastern philosophy has embraced for thousands of years. For years, western doctors and spiritualists have operated separately to the detriment of people suffering from addictions ….

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3 Signs You’re Abusing Opiates to Control Your Emotions

Anyone who’s taken opiates as a pain treatment well knows how fast and effective these drugs can be. While opiates are specifically formulated to relieve physical symptoms of pain, they have similar effects on emotional pain as well. This means someone who starts out using opiates to treat an injury may opt to keep taking ….

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How a 12 Step Program Will Change your Life

12 step programs are a staple in the treatment center community. They have been around since their inception in the late 1930s, when two men needed a way to get out from under alcohol addiction. 12 step programs have been changing lives ever since. Here is how they do it. 12 Step Treatment can Help ….

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How to Beat the Post Holiday Blues without Turning to Alcohol

The post holiday blues are a very real thing. The letdown after the holidays can cause depression, anxiety, and stress. All of these are triggers for turning to alcohol. In fact according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, these stressors are the reason most people relapse into alcohol and drug use. Fortunately, there are ….

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