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12 Step Recovery Gifts

The spiritual gifts we gain from recovery through the 12 step program in AA are laid out in step 9. They come in the form of promises and demonstrate the healing that is occurring. The gift of freedom and happiness. Many in recovery cannot comprehend that such a state is even possible, and part of the addiction ….

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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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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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Are 12 Step Programs Really Anonymous?

Everyone has heard the term anonymous when they talk about 12 step programs. It is important to think about the context of these meetings being anonymous. 12 step programs rely on people wanting to remain anonymous themselves. It counts on people’s desire to remain anonymous themselves. There are no guaranties when it comes to anonymity. ….

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Questions and Answers about 12 Step Addiction Treatment

When you are considering a 12 step addiction treatment program, you might find that you have questions that are not answered in the typical 12 step literature. Fortunately, there are many people who have the very same questions that you do. These are some of the questions frequently asked by those who are thinking about ….

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The 5 Stages Of Change

How people move from one entrenched behavior to another has fascinated psychologists for a long time. The question is also important in addiction treatment, where the change sought is breaking a powerful habit. The question, “How can I help someone change their ways?” turns out to be best answered by looking at where someone is ….

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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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Can 12 Step Meetings Help with Alcohol Cravings?

Alcoholism is a deadly disease that people fight for years. Alcohol cravings are one of the number one reasons why people relapse back to using alcohol. So yes, 12 step meetings can help with cravings but it is indirect help. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 12 step meetings provide social support and ….

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