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Differences Between AA and Al-Anon

When it comes to treatment and support for alcoholism, there are many methods out there that are designed to help those suffering from substance abuse and their family members. Recently, different types of groups have been invented to include individuals struggling with different issues who prefer a specific atmosphere. So with all of the options…

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What Is AcuDetox?

The Alternative Treatment Method for Addiction While traditional addiction and mental illness treatments have been proven successful in plenty of cases, they’re not always enough. Some people require or prefer alternative methods. Most alternative substance abuse and mental disorder treatments, such as AcuDetox, are natural and can be practiced in a variety of locations.  …

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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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What is Experience, Strength and Hope?

In recovery there are many clichés and phrases which are repeated often in 12-step support meetings. You may also hear these same phrases in a group setting typically found in an inpatient or outpatient treatment center.  These clichés are often used frequently in recovery, because they mean a lot to the recovering person and are…

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How to Be Sober and Keep Your Friends

I am sure you have heard the popular recovery cliché, “Stay away from old people, places and things.”  This statement is a heavily emphasized suggestion for any newcomer coming into recovery, because it is a strong belief that it is important to distance yourself from things that may trigger or surround you with your old…