Drug Addicts Recover with Help from the 12 Step Program What’s working in Yakima to help fight drug and alcohol addiction? People say the local 12 step programs, Narcotics Anonymous, are helping them recover. Accepting your addiction is the first step. Anthony Salas, a recovering drug addict, says it hasn’t been easy. He’s been clean …∞
InTheRooms (ITR) has spent the past year planning, developing, and testing a brand new technology for carrying the message of recovery online worldwide. It’s a Free Online Social Network for the Global Recovery Community. ITR currently has 203,000+ members in 136 countries and has the largest AA group (93,000+ members), NA group (78,000+ members), Alanon …∞
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The Dating Game at 60+ People in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, co-dependency and compulsive gambling often find themselves alone again. But, there is no need to be lonesome whether heterosexual, gay, lesbian – male or female. This article from PsychCentral tells the story of an elderly women who found love again and gives some pointers. …∞
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FINDING SOBRIETY AND SAVING MONEY THROUGH SPIRITUALITY • Skepticism abounds regarding the role of “faith-based” groups in achieving and maintaining sobriety. • Yet treatment programs – both spiritual and cognitive-behavioral in approach – have the same inpatient costs and clinical outcomes. • One study found that spiritually-oriented programs have lower post-discharge costs and a higher …∞
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King Heroin is my shepherd, I shall always want. He maketh me to lie down in the gutters. He leadeth me beside the troubled waters. He destroyeth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of wickedness for the effort’s sake. Yea, I shall walk through the valley of poverty and will fear all evil …∞
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Twelve Step fellowships such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Al-anon, Cocaine Anonymous and others don’t just address the substance or overt behaviour. In progressing through the 12 Steps other benefits will be realized. These are know as the rewards of recovery. One example is; THE TWELVE REWARDS OF SOBRIETY By Searcy W., 55 years sober …∞
What are some questions to ask in choosing an alcohol treatment program? We recommend asking the following questions when selecting an alcohol treatment program: Does the program accept your insurance? If not, will they work with you on a payment plan or find other means of support for you? Is the program run by state-accredited, …∞
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Abstinence From Drugs of Abuse in Community-Based Members of Narcotics Anonymous Objective: Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an abstinence-based fellowship with more than 58,000 groups worldwide. There has, however, been little research reported on its members. This study was designed to clarify the nature of the participants in NA who are primarily abstinent, long-term members. Method: …∞
An assessment of 12-step meetings and recommended activities has found that attendance, participation, and finding a sponsor promote greater abstinence among adolescents. Adolescents who misuse alcohol and other drugs to the point where they need treatment must contend with costly and limited options for youth-specific care, as well as high relapse rates following treatment. Mutual-help …∞
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Denial by alcoholics and addicts often follow distinct patterns and they can move from one to another when one is perceived to be losing its effectiveness. The following forms of denial are evident in most alcoholics and addicts at some time. Refusing to face facts, to acknowledge negative consequences of using or drinking. Rejecting clear …∞
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