12 Step Programs

Hydrocodone Rehab: Inpatient, Residential, Outpatient & PHP

How to Select a Treatment Facility for Hydrocodone Addiction According to the American Psychiatric Association, the following are some of the elements of addiction that need to be considered during treatment and when choosing a facility. Addiction is a complex...

Reading Guide for ‘We Agnostics’

The target audience for “We Agnostics” is relatively easy to define. (aga7ta/Shutterstock) Groups such as AA and NA have many detractors, people who believe that they are religious organizations or even cults. This misconception extends to 12-based treatment centers,...

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Embracing the Ninth Tradition

As we move through our series on the Twelve Traditions, it becomes more difficult to apply them to our own lives. Some of the later traditions don’t apply to our personal lives as well as others. This stands to reason, as the Twelve Traditions primarily dictate how...

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Does AA Work? That’s For You to Decide

Does AA Work? That’s For You to Decide

Alcoholics Anonymous has become quite a buzz in the recovery world. The group-like nature of the meetings, the team bonding, and the anonymity all seem to be talked about often. Some treatment programs swear by Alcoholics Anonymous and other similarly structured 12...

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Building a Strong Social Network: Do NA Meetings Work?

Building a Strong Social Network: Do NA Meetings Work?

Closely based on Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous (NA) has a nearly identical purpose to that of its predecessor but with one important difference. Rather than focusing on alcohol sobriety, Narcotics Anonymous is open to users of any type of drug (including...

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Can I Go to Meetings During Alcohol Drug Detox?

Can I Go to Meetings During Alcohol Drug Detox?

More and more Americans need alcohol drug detox. A new study found that 25% of Americans under the age of 30 are alcoholic. While alcohol drug detox is the first step to getting sober, many other treatment plans can also make a difference. Most alcohol...

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How A 12 Step Alcohol Rehab Program Calms Anxiety

How A 12 Step Alcohol Rehab Program Calms Anxiety

Anxiety can be very threatening to our daily lives. It's something that many people struggle to cope with. Oftentimes, anxiety comes as a package deal with alcohol addiction, fueling a desire to self-medicate by drinking as a coping mechanism that can quickly devolve...

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Alcohol Rehab Programs- Which One Is Right For You?

Alcohol Rehab Programs- Which One Is Right For You?

An alcohol abuse treatment plan that fits you is important. You’ve probably heard many success stories about different options. There are different types of alcoholics and different types of treatment programs. How do you know which one is right for you? Let’s explore...

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A 12 Step Program Could Be The Key To Your Future

A 12 Step Program Could Be The Key To Your Future

There they are. Those words that you’ve heard so much about but haven’t quite read up on: a 12 Step recovery program. But what are the 12 steps exactly and why are they brought up so frequently in rehab? They are not a form of medical treatment–they're not technical...

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The 12 Step Program Can Help a Loved One Through Addiction

The 12 Step Program Can Help a Loved One Through Addiction

The 12 Step program originated from Alcoholics Anonymous although it has also been used in Narcotics Anonymous. It's also popular in support groups, like Marijuana Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, and Crystal Meth Anonymous. The program involves combining faith and...

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Fulfilling the Twelve Promises: Part 12

Fulfilling the Twelve Promises: Part 12

The Twelve Promises offer us something that the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions do not. By reading the Twelve Steps, we learn that there is a solution to alcoholism and addiction. When we read the Twelve Traditions, we learn how to function as part of an AA or NA...

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7 Great Lessons from Russell Brand’s 12-Step Guide

7 Great Lessons from Russell Brand’s 12-Step Guide

With nearly fourteen years of clean time under his belt, Russell Brand understands recovery quite well. He speaks on it often, offering revolutionary messages of hope and change. From time to time, he even involves himself in politics, fighting for greater access to...

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Fulfilling the Twelve Promises: Part 10

Fulfilling the Twelve Promises: Part 10

If you’ve been reading the other articles in this series, it should be quite clear by now that the Twelve Promises all relate to changes in our thinking. Our actions, emotions and thought patterns are all intertwined. The Twelve Promises are generally called the Ninth...

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Embracing the Tenth Tradition

Embracing the Tenth Tradition

Many of the Twelve Traditions require a bit of metaphor in order to apply them in our everyday lives. This is because, unlike the Twelve Steps, the Twelve Traditions pertain more to AA and NA groups than to the individuals who comprise their membership. But some of...

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Principles of the 12 Steps

Principles of the 12 Steps

Character defects come up a lot in recovery conversation. Upon recognizing drugs and alcohol as mere symptoms of a greater affliction, we begin working to identify the other driving factors that led to our downward spiral. We then strive to replace these shortcomings...

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