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20 Polite excuses not to drink during the holidays

One of the most difficult things about the holidays when you are in a 12 step program like Alcoholics Anonymous is refusing the many drinks that people offer you. You do not want to offend them and it is a pain to explain why you are not drinking to each and every person who offers ….

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Are the 12 Steps of Al-Anon the Same as the Others?

The basic concepts behind the 12 steps are the same as other 12 step meetings. Each Al-Anon group is separate from the organization. The 12 traditions explain how this works. Most 12 step programs change the wording of the 12 steps but not the meaning behind them. Although Al-Anon mirrors the 12 step concept, it ….

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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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Christian Addiction Treatment

Faith based addiction treatment are not uncommon. Since one aspect of organized religion is to help a congregation, it is only natural to see ministries devoted to helping members who are addicted. The historical basis reaches at least as far back as hospitals set up by religious groups to serve their congregants as well as the ….

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What Should I Do if 12-Step Programs Aren’t Right for Me?

It is common for people to say that one treatment will never be right for everyone. However, this can be difficult to cope with, especially if you realize that 12-step programs, one of the most commonly used treatment options, are not beneficial to you. What should you do when you find out that 12-step programs ….

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Can I Attend a 12-step Group as My Only Form of Treatment?

Some people do attend a 12-step group as their only form of treatment. However, these programs are usually meant to be a supplemental treatment option for those who receive help from them. If you are considering attending 12-step group meetings as your only treatment for addiction, ask yourself if this will be enough for your ….

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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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Online 12 Step Meetings: Do they Help?

When you are considering a 12 Step meeting addiction treatment program, it is important to make sure that you have access to the treatment that you need. 12 Step treatment programs are a community based addiction treatment programs that believe that addicts are the best people to help other addicts. This type of addiction treatment ….

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