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4 Ways Step 10 NA Can Help You Stay on Course

Step 10 – “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” In its entirety, the 12 Step program walks you through the growth stages involved with building a drug-free existence. By the time a person reaches Step 10 NA, much of the hard work is done. From here on out, ….

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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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What Should I Do if 12-Step Programs Aren’t Right for Me?

It is common for people to say that one treatment will never be right for everyone. However, this can be difficult to cope with, especially if you realize that 12-step programs, one of the most commonly used treatment options, are not beneficial to you. What should you do when you find out that 12-step programs ….

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12-Step after Inpatient Rehab– What’s It Like?

Inpatient rehabilitation is a time for reflection and renewal.  With intense individual and group therapy, some patients often feel that they are building themselves into an entirely new person.  Issues that were stuffed into deep emotional pockets and coated with alcohol or other substances are uncovered.  Managing the mire of emotions takes time and ongoing ….

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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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Why Is the Fellowship So Important in AA?

When people talk about AA, NA, and other 12 step groups, they’ll often mention the fellowship. But what is the fellowship? And how do you become a part of it? The 12 Step Fellowship When it comes to 12 step meetings and programs, there are two different aspects to consider. There’s the program, including the ….

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Stages Of Change And Motivational Interviewing

One of the difficulties in treating addiction is matching therapy to patient. To some degree, each addict is different. They come with their own unique problems and attitudes. Treatment specialists are always looking for a useful structure to help them “meet the patient where they are.” This is the genesis for the Stages of Change ….

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