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Where Did The 12 Steps Originate

The History of the Famous Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Program   What Is the 12 Step Program? The 12 Step Program is a program used in substance abuse recovery groups, primarily AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). It was originally designed to help those struggling with alcoholism, and is now a building block toward sobriety. There are several versions…

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The Effects of Gambling

What Impact Does Excessive Gambling Have on the Gambler?  Gambling, on one hand, can be a fun and harmless pastime. On the other, it can be a dangerous addiction that takes over lives. Gambling addiction, which has been classified as an impulse-control disorder, comes with its own set of serious side effects.   Types of…

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How to Stop Being Manipulative

Has someone you loved told you they felt manipulated by you? Do people tend to stray away from you because of something you don’t even realize you’re doing? Admitting you’ve manipulated people can be hard; but coming to terms with your own toxic behaviors is the first step on a journey to self-improvement. Acknowledging that…

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What Are Examples of Codependency?

What Is Codependency? Codependency is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects one’s ability to maintain healthy relationships. While it’s not recognized as a diagnosable illness, codependency is extremely common and is often referred to as “relationship addiction.” Someone with a codependent personality typically has a bad relationship with themselves. Therefore, they feel compelled to…