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Are there Non Religious AA Meetings?

Yes, there are non-religious AA meetings. Although it is a commonly held belief that AA is a religious based organization, it does not have to be. 12 step, AA meetings are often modified for those who do not want a religious form of treatment. The popular criticism of AA being strictly religions is untrue. What ….

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Stages Of Change Theory

The “stages of change” model for quitting bad habits (including addiction) was popularized in a 1994 book called, “Changing for Good,” by James Prochaska (and others). The important breakthrough was the multiple methodology approach adopted by the author. In other words, one particular method in psychology wasn’t preferentially favored – what worked was adopted in ….

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Family Roles in Alcohol Addiction

According to the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, families of alcoholics are heavily affected by alcohol use and abuse. Unfortunately, during the cycle of alcoholism a family will develop certain classic roles. These roles were mapped when alcoholism was first considered a disease. These family roles evolve slowly as the alcohol use or ….

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Why 90 Meetings In 90 Days?

If you’ve ever been to a 12 step meeting or through an inpatient drug and alcohol addiction program, you’ve probably been told to do 90 in 90. Ninety meetings in 90 days is a recommendation for anyone who’s leaving drug and alcohol treatment, anyone who’s relapsed, or anyone who feels like they’re slipping (remember that ….

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Benefits of an Online 12 Step Program

When it comes to addiction treatment, there is no denying the fact that 12 step programs have been useful for many years. There are many types of 12 step programs, with some of the most popular including: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and Cocaine Anonymous (CA). Once your time in rehab comes to an ….

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Can 12 Step Programs be Bad for You?

Success or failure in addiction treatment is ultimately the responsibility of the person seeking treatment. Addiction is a complicated disease, and no one treatment program is right for everyone. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, almost all addiction treatment programs call for participation in group therapy, such as a 12 step program. But, ….

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How the NA 12 Steps Can Help You Break Free From Addiction’s Hold

Anyone who’s gone through detox only to find him or herself back using drugs knows how addiction’s effects can linger on after stopping drug use. Once addiction takes hold, it’s not uncommon for addicts to go through multiple rounds of detox treatment before seeing any real results. Once you step back into the world drug-free, ….

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