5 Top Lessons from The Big Book of AA

There are many resources that provide help to people who are addicted to alcohol. While some people are able to overcome an addiction on their own, others need as much help as they can get. Once a person makes his or her way through a treatment program, they may wish to continue with a similar ….

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How 12 Step Programs Deal with Recovery and Relapse

Anyone who’s been through drug treatment has likely encountered the 12 Step program approach in one form or another. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 12 Step support groups work in much the same way as group therapy in terms of offering needed social supports while helping addicts develop healthy coping skills for ….

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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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Study: We Need More Heroin “Injection Clinics”

A new study said cities in America and worldwide should set up so called “injection clinics” where addicts can legally inject illicit drugs. According to a report, one such facility operates in Vancouver — the only one in North America. Heroin and cocaine addicts can go to the Insite clinic and get free needles ….

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Cure For Addictions Must Be Spiritual

One of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous is giving yourself over to a high power. But often times these days, the spiritual aspect of addiction recovery takes a back seat to the medical side. And that, said one expert, is a mistake. According to the Canadian Newspaper Guelph Mercury, Graeme Cunningham gave a speech ….

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Is A Sober Living Home For You?

You’ve just completed an in-patient drug or alcohol treatment program. You are ready to go out and face the world. But are you? If not, a sober living facility could be for you. What exactly is a sober living facility? describes it: Sober living is intended to be a transitional housing option for addicts and ….

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Alcohol Increases Cancer Risk

A new study has furthered the link between alcohol and cancer, finding one in ten cancers in men and one in 33 in women are caused by drinking. The study published in the British Medical Journal analyzed data from people in eight Western European countries, reports the London Evening Standard Cancers of the pharynx, esophagus ….

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Scientists Working On Vaccines To Treat Drug Addiction

It is not unusual for drug addicts to relapse after treatment. In fact, the rate is quite high. Scientists hope to reverse this trend in the future by coming up with vaccines to help addicts kick the habit. Fox News quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal that said scientists are working on vaccines ….

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Smoking Ban In Rehab Centers Is Bad Idea

Many drug and alcohol addiction facilities also ban cigarette smoking. But that might be hurting people’s recovery from their more serious addictions. Studies show that 75% of drug addicts and alcoholics are also smokers. So it would appear to make sense to ban cigarettes, in essence killing two birds with one stone. But according to ….

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Promising Results For Vaccine To Treat Meth Addiction

There could be promising news in the battle against methamphetamine addiction. Scientists are working on three formulations of a vaccine to treat meth addiction, and they report good results. There has been testing with other meth vaccines in the past, but they were either not effective or too expensive. Science Daily Report According to a ….

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