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12 step recovery
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04
Dec

Can Friends and Family Members Use the 12 Steps?

Can Friends and Family Members Use the 12 Steps?   One of the largest predictors of success in recovery is having the support of friends and family members to help the addict stay focused and provide emotional support during tough days. Friends and family members are affected by an addict’s behavior and often what the...
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29
Nov

Where Does 12-Step Fit Into Substance Abuse Treatment?

  Where Does 12-Step Fit Into Substance Abuse Treatment?   Where does 12-step fit into substance abuse treatment? The answer is everywhere! There are some treatment facilities that do not include 12-step programs in their recovery programs but the majority do. Twelve-step groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and Gamblers Anonymous (GA)...
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support group or therapy group
23
Nov

What Researchers Tell Us About Alcoholics Anonymous

What Researchers Tell Us About Alcoholics Anonymous There exists a number of researchers who consistently attempt to find solid evidence of the treatment efficacy of Alcoholics Anonymous or AA. AA has been in existence for many years and millions of individuals have benefited from attending AA meetings. Still, researchers wish to know more about how...
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09
Nov

What Is the Connection Between Spirituality and Recovery?

What Is the Connection Between Spirituality and Recovery?   Many people begin recovery and do not know what spirituality is even though those in 12-step meetings talk about it and others talk openly about their relationship with their higher power. What does this mean for you? If you are not a religious person, an understanding...
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03
Oct

12-Step Meetings

12-Step Meetings When a person decides to attend a 12-step meeting, there might be some hesitation or uncertainty about what to expect.  There might be questions such as will there be anyone I know in this meeting or what do I talk about?  These concerns are normal and most individuals experience doubt when attending their...
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15
Sep

Can the 12 Steps Help with Mental Health Recovery?

Can the 12 steps help with mental health recovery? Like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), there are 12-step groups that are designed to offer support for individuals suffering from a mental illness. The 12 steps are replications of those in AA, and are centered around spirituality and helping individuals understand themselves and their illness while forming a...
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