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Step 6 NA – Creating a Drug-Free Mindset

Step 6 – “Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.” Up to this point, Steps 1 to 5 have laid the groundwork for change to take place. With Step 6 NA, it’s time to ask for help with making these changes. Asking for help from a Higher Power may be ….

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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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Alternatives To 12 Step Programs

The 12 step structure is a popular one for informal addiction treatment, but it doesn’t fit everyone. There are those who stumble with the spiritual aspects and those that reject the “incurable disease” idea. Some find group meetings uncomfortable and don’t get any benefit from sharing. For these, there are alternatives to 12 step programs. ….

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What are the Best Treatments for Supplementing 12 Step Programs?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, “In the United States, many public and private substance use disorder treatment programs… subscribe to the 12-step-based approach organized around the philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).” As this approach has been studied many times over, it has been proven to be a viable treatment option ….

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5 Good Reasons to Consider 12 Step Program Treatment

Overcoming an addiction problem will likely be one of the most difficult life challenges you’ll ever face. The nature of addiction works to stay front and center in your awareness, influencing your emotions as well as the choices you make throughout the day. Without some type of plan in place, it becomes all but impossible ….

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4 Ways Step 10 NA Can Help You Stay on Course

Step 10 – “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” In its entirety, the 12 Step program walks you through the growth stages involved with building a drug-free existence. By the time a person reaches Step 10 NA, much of the hard work is done. From here on out, ….

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3 Ways the 12 Steps of NA Help You Move Past an Addiction Problem

Drug addiction can change a person’s life in ways he or she never expected. From college students, to business owners to corporate executives, the effects of drug abuse work towards the same ends regardless of a person’s status or willpower. Trying to ride out an addiction problem with the hopes of getting it under control ….

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