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Is There a 12-Step Program for Methamphetamine Addiction?

Unlike addictions to substances such as heroin and painkillers, methamphetamine addiction cannot be treated using prescription medications. But 12-step programs such as that offered by Alcoholics Anonymous have been proven effective at connecting addicts with the support and therapy needed to overcome addiction. If you or someone you love is suffering from meth abuse, understand ….

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How Can I Make Friends in My 12-step Program?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 12-step programs “can be particularly helpful during recovery, offering an added layer of community-level social support to help people achieve and maintain abstinence and other healthy lifestyle behaviors over the course of a lifetime.” Therefore, making friends in your 12-step program is basically part of the process, ….

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3 Action Steps That Make Step 5 NA Worthwhile

Step 5 – “Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.” Step 4 and Step 5 of the 12 Step process act as tag-team steps, where a person writes out past wrongs committed and then turns around and admits these wrongs to another person. If you’ve completed ….

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How 12 Step Recovery Helps to Repair Our Relationships

The path to recovery can be difficult, especially during the first year. Much of this difficulty has to do with facing the damage addiction leaves behind in terms of your relationships and self-esteem. According to the Yale Journal of Biology & Medicine, for most people, the recovery process unfolds in three main stages: abstinence, repair ….

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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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Hitting Rock Bottom

What does it take to create real change? Well, for alcoholics and drug addicts, it’s usually the pain of using becoming more than the pain of not using. For each it is different. There is no “one size fits all” for rock bottom. In the most extreme case, some addicts never hit it at all. ….

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Dual Diagnosis: Definition

In the addiction treatment field, the definition of a dual diagnosis patient is someone who suffers a mental or psychological illness along with their addiction. Both the addiction and the mental illness are strong enough that they could be diagnosed separately. It’s the combination that puts the ‘dual’ in dual diagnosis. The distinction between a ‘regular’ ….

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Is there a 12 Step Program for Food Addiction?

Yes there is a 12 step program for food addiction. There are 12 step programs for just about every addiction out there. The 12 step concept is one that appears to help addicts of all varieties. According to the National Library of Medicine, 12 step programs work when combined with other forms of therapy. With ….

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