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How Step 1 of the 12 Step Program Tackles Addiction Head-On

After so many failed attempts to stop using, the hold drugs have over the body and mind becomes painfully apparent. Unfortunately, at this point, the drug’s effects have already trained the mind to ignore this reality and escape into more drug use. By the time a person enters recovery, he or she may be aware ….

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10 Ways to find 12 Step Out of Town Meetings

The holidays are a time for visiting friends and family. Sometimes this takes you far away from your usual meeting places and comfort zone. During your visits, you might find the need to reinforce some of the lessons you learned in your community support or 12 step meetings. Many of these meetings are easily found ….

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12 Step Programs for Atheists

An atheist walks into a 12 step meeting. While this may seem like the opening line to a joke, it is, in fact, a far more common occurrence than one might imagine. Addiction is a disease that does not discriminate based on religion, faith, or the belief in a higher power. Since the advent of ….

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Is a 12 Step Meeting Really Going to Change My Life?

The first meeting you attend may not go so far as to change your life, but it is likely that, if you stick with the program, it will make a tremendous difference in your recovery over time. Call now to find rehab programs where you can attend 12 step meetings and receive access to other ….

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3 Things to Consider When Working Step 11 NA

Step 11 – “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” As important as it is to maintain healthy thinking and make good choices, cultivating a sense of spiritual well-being helps ….

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5 Ways the NA Steps Can Get You Through the Day Drug-Free

Drug addiction’s effects can impact a person’s life in profound ways. For many, stopping drug use leaves behind feelings of hopelessness to the point where day-to-day living feels empty and lacks purpose. During the course of a growing addiction, a person develops an emotional attachment with drugs and the central role they play in his ….

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