Step 3 of the 12 Steps of Addiction

Step 3 of the 12 Steps of Addiction Treatment

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Heard in a AA meeting: “The problem is Me! The solution is Beyond Me! And the program of action is Let It Be!” “Is the stone heavy? Put it down and rest.” “Rest in just being – rather than doing.” The central affirmative action in Step 3 of the 12 Steps of Addiction Treatment is […]

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Exploring the cost of drug addiction

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Understanding the cost of drug addiction It may be surprising to many that their purchase of drugs funds other illicit and illegal empires. The cocaine you buy is almost certainly funding human trafficking. Out of sight is not entirely out of mind. The consequences of supporting drug distribution are very real for many people. Movie […]

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August Recovery Motivation

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Food for thought recovery motivation The idea that people just give up their addiction, and automatically live happily ever after, is a myth. Normally they have tried everything to motivate them to live a normal, successful life emotionally and socially. Normally this motivation is not enough. This is because there will have been a reason […]

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Learning acceptance in addiction

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Acceptance: accepting self and others If you’ve just begun your journey, your recovery is a brand new beginning for you. Your time at Pathways, or in your own recovery, is now your time for you. For building a new you. One that is fear from obsession and addiction. Acceptance in addiction and life for that […]

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The benefits of addiction recovery

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Benefits of addiction recovery may seem obvious at first to some. Others not quite so apparent. Why give up alcohol or drugs some often say? What’s the point? Well, that is answered pretty much here, as we look at the benefits of addiction recovery through what AA calls the promises of recovery. They go as […]

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Addiction Treatment Programme

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Addiction Treatment that works AA says that alcoholism, and by extension any drug addiction, addiction or acting out, is fundamentally irrational, mad, a form of insanity characterized by denial.  As the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions used in addiction treatment  puts it, “Few indeed are the practicing alcoholics who have any idea how irrational they are, […]

How Recovery Works

How Recovery Works

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How Recovery Works If you want what we have to offer, and are willing to make the effort to get it, then you are ready to take certain steps. Doing the 12 steps is a strategy. It is a way though addiction. It teaches a simple philosophy of living that many, may people would benefit […]

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Addiction recovery versus abstinence

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ADDICTION RECOVERY A common misconception in the recovery community is not using drugs, drinking alcohol or acting out on behaviors equals recovery. This however is simple abstinence. It is not what we call addiction recovery. It is removing the substance and changing none of the behaviour.  For this statement to make more sense, let’s work […]

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Narcotics Anonymous – How NA Works

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HOW NA WORKS AND WHY IT DOES Narcotics Anonymous is a very special programme. The very name evokes many to turn and run screaming “cult” or worse. Yet, the very essence of the programme may be exactly what most people need. Even though how and why NA works will elude many, perhaps to their peril. […]

Step 7 addiction recovery

Conscious contact with God

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We must settle for nothing less than excellence in the form of abstinence, happiness and peace and power as we connect, or re-connect and become fully conscious of reality. Step eleven in the big book grabs our attention in this regard.It describes the idea of conscious contact with God according to alcoholics anonymous. Never forget that you […]