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How a 12 Step Program Helped My Recovery

I suffer from what many people in recovery often refer to as “terminal uniqueness” and it was a difficult concept. In my addiction, I felt as though I was all alone and nobody could understand what I was going through. When I finally found a 12 step program, it felt like I was finally at…

benefits of aa

Benefits of AA

To those on the outside, the rooms of AA are typically perceived in one of two ways. People either see this as a mysterious and magical place where people walk in, talk, have coffee, and then over time start walking out changed. Clean and sober. Others will see it as a gathering of drunks where…

Healing from Addiction Takes Time.

Healing from Addiction Takes Time

You’re about to enroll in rehab. It’s a courageous step that’ll change the trajectory of your life. How long does healing from addiction typically take? Is there a way to speed up the process? Think of Healing from Addiction as a Marathon, Not a Sprint You don’t want to hear it, but every person’s different.…

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Do I Need a Belief in a Higher Power to Stay Sober?

If you have ever been to a recovery meeting or celebration group, you’ve probably heard people talk about their faith in God or a higher power. Most 12-step recovery programs involve giving up control to this higher power. Although belief in a higher power can be helpful for putting things into perspective, you don’t have…