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Addicted To God

What an odd phrase that is. To understand it, we need to take a look at what being addicted means. The standard definition doesn’t do much good here, but I’ll offer another. Addiction is usually defined as: “The state of being enslaved to a habit, characterized by compulsive behavior that is damaging to the addict.” ….

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Explaining your 12 step program to your family

After you admit that you are an alcoholic or have a serious problem with alcohol, you might find yourself explaining yourself to your friends and family. This can be difficult to do depending on your family history or what happened while you were drinking heavily. According to the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, ….

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How to Avoid Alcohol During the Holidays

The holidays. Typically a time of cheer and familial bonding, for someone struggling with alcohol addiction or recovery it is a time of dread and temptation. The family get-togethers, the office parties, and the meetings with friends all become something to fear. This is because so many of these activities involve alcohol. However, there are ….

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Is a 12-Step Group in Residential Treatment the Same as AA?

Often, patients are introduced to the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous during residential inpatient treatment.  As a part of the overall program designed to jump start recovery, patients are required to attend meetings.  Research shows that alcoholics or addicts who attend meetings experience recovery rates approximately two times as effective as those who do not ….

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Does Science Really Lay the Foundation for 12 Step Recovery?

In modern times, science is king and most people evaluate their health decision based upon the latest scientific findings. In many ways, these scientific findings have intense societal impacts, as well as personal ones. Just look at the effect of the polio vaccine, introduced in 1952. Polio remains relatively rare in the United States, while ….

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Do 12 Step Programs Help with Behavioral Disorders?

Yes, 12 Step programs do help with behavioral disorders. The same methods that programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous use work for other disorders as well. Another name for behavioral disorders is behavioral addiction. This is the compulsion to do something, such as gamble or eat even though it causes you harm. Many of the more ….

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The Meaning Behind the Serenity Prayer

According to Alcoholics Anonymous, the serenity prayer is a prayer said at the beginning and sometimes the ending of every Alcoholics Anonymous or 12 Step meeting. This prayer is meaningful to the recovering addicts who say it and to those that have been harmed by drugs and alcohol. What is the Serenity Prayer? Introduced to ….

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12 Step Program For Food Addiction

While the debates rage on about whether there should be a clinical, “official” diagnosis of food addiction, those who can’t control their eating aren’t waiting. They’ve found other resources, besides surgery and weight-loss clinics. Perhaps it’s summed up best by one statement, “My weight isn’t the problem, that’s a symptom of the real problem, my ….

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