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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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The Benefits of Attending Mutual-help Groups

Mutual-help groups, as stated by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, are “groups of two or more people who share a problem and come together to provide problem-specific help and support to one another.” These programs can be incredibly beneficial to recovering addicts as part of an overall treatment plan, and studies have ….

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What Is the Big Book?

If you’re new to the 12 steps, you’re bound to hear references to the Big Book at just about every meeting you attend. But what is it? And why is it so important in AA and other 12 step programs? While everyone calls it the Big Book, what they’re actually referring to is the book ….

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10 ways to politely say no to holiday cocktails

If you are in a 12 step program around the holiday season you certainly will be tempted by the sheer amount of drinking that goes on during the holidays. Although the best way to avoid drinking is to go to sober only parties, this is not always possible. Company parties and family gathering will almost ….

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Can I Go to AA without Going to Treatment?

In the cover of darkness, alcoholics face loneliness like few others.  With racing minds and thoughts that linger on troubles conceived in drunkenness, lost souls cry out for help.  Two o’clock in the morning is not generally the time for an intake appointment at a rehabilitation facility. It is, however, the time when desperate calls ….

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How a 12 Step Program Leads to Recovery Success

The advent of 12 Step programs occurred in the late 1930s. The programs flourished, and continue to, in both treatment centers and in the community. Although they are not for everyone, many people who try a 12 step program swear it helped them throughout recovery. There are a variety of ways 12 step programs do ….

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12 Step Program For Weight Loss

At the heart of any 12 step program is a realization that one’s life has spiraled out of control. Help is needed. Those who struggle with their weight can feel just as helpless as others and the structure of a 12 step program, along with the support provided in a group, can mean the difference ….

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