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Step 2: A New Beginning

Step 2 – “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” If you’ve already made it past Step 1 of the 12 Step program, you already know how hard it is to accept the reality of addiction in your life. Step 1 marks the end of a long, hard ….

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What is 13th Stepping?

13th stepping is a term for when a person who has been in recovery for a year or more initiates a sexual relationship with an individual who is new to a 12-step program (usually having been in recovery for less than a year). In 12-step programs, this behavior is frowned upon because it can be ….

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HAMS an Alternative to 12 Step Programs?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, no one specific treatment works for every person addicted to a substance. Although 12 Step programs are one of the most popular community based programs available, there are alternatives for those who do not subscribe to the 12 Step philosophies. One of these is the HAMS harm ….

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12 Step Treatment & Recovery in Just 10 Minutes a Day?

Unfortunately, there is no quick and easy solution to treatment or recovery but there are ways you can make it easier for yourself. By taking just 10 minutes a day to do one of these things you can help yourself recover from your addiction. Many of these suggestions are useful in combination with each other. ….

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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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Why Is Addiction A Disease?

Addiction is a disease in a similar way to type 2 diabetes is a disease. To make the analogy, we should look at type 2, or adult onset, diabetes. First, we know there is a genetic component. We also know that not everyone with the propensity for type 2 diabetes will get the disease. They ….

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What Good Does It Do to Dredge Up the Past With a 4th Step Inventory?

Step 4 – “We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” The 12 Step recovery path unfolds in a gradual progression, from one state of awareness to the next. With Step 1, a person acknowledges drug addiction as the destructive force that it is. Step 2 begins the acknowledgment of a Higher Power; ….

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