Overcoming the Dangers of Pride in Addiction Recovery Through Step 7 NA

Step 7 – “Humbly asked our Higher Power to remove our shortcomings.” The old saying, “pride goeth before the fall” covers most any and all areas of daily living, but even more so for people recovering from drug addiction. As a general rule, any attitude that breeds negativity or contempt holds the capability to sabotage ….

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Developing a Willingness to Change Through Step 6 NA

Step 6 – “Were entirely ready to have our Higher Power remove all these defects of character.” It’s not uncommon for someone to enter into addiction recovery out of necessity rather than will; necessity, as in an ultimatum from a spouse or an employer. While there’s really no bad reason for entering addiction recovery, actually ….

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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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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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12 Ways the 12 Steps of AA Can Change Your Daily Life

Maintaining a sober existence means incorporating certain key practices within your everyday dealings with others and with self. The 12 Steps of AA provide a ready-made plan that can help you overcome addiction’s effects in your daily life. Here are 12 ways the 12 Steps of AA can help you stay sober on a day-to-day ….

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How Do AA Promises Fit Into the 12 Step Program?

While addiction may well be classified as a chronic medical condition, the recovery process has as much to do with healing the mind and spirit as it does healing the body. People going through recovery experience change in every aspect of their lives to the point where a total personality change gradually takes place. The ….

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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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5 Things You Should Know About the AA 12 Steps Process

Someone who’s made multiple attempts to stop drinking well knows how overwhelming the urge to drink can be. Before long, it’s not uncommon for feelings of helplessness and hopelessness to build with each failed attempt. The effects of alcohol addiction don’t happen overnight, but rather evolve over months or years of excess drinking. In like ….

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