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How to Work Step 9 [Of the 12 Steps]

How to Work Step 9 [Of the 12 Steps]

After you make a list of the people you have wronged in Step 9, you’ll move on to Step 9 of the 12-Step Program, which is making direct or indirect amends. For many people, Step 9 is one of the most difficult of the 12 Steps because it’s hard to set things right, especially with those you’ve hurt in the past. However, as difficult as it is, this step is a vital part of the healing process.

How to Work Step 8 [Of the 12 Steps]

How to Work Step 8 [Of the 12 Steps]

While working Step 8 of the 12-Step Program, you’re going to make a list of the people you have wronged and the specific ways you have harmed each one. Doing this can be difficult and facing the wreckage of your past is never easy. But with the right support, you can make it through this step and onto the next.

Why Self-Help Groups Alone Are Not Enough to Treat Addiction

Why Self-Help Groups Alone Are Not Enough to Treat Addiction self-help group

We’ve all heard the stories about a person who decided to get sober, started attending 12-Step groups, and is still sober to this day. While stories like this can really happen, they are few and far between. For most people, addiction self-help groups are not enough to adequately treat addiction on their own. More often […]

10 Types of Therapy Used in Addiction Treatment and Recovery

10 Types of Therapy Used in Addiction Treatment and Recovery rehab clients in group therapy

Updated on July 17th, 2020 Addiction recovery is as much about physical abstinence as it is about making positive mental and behavioral changes. The way we think impacts the way we behave, so naturally, therapy and counseling are an important aspect of addiction treatment in rehab and the recovery process.

Sober Living vs. Group Therapy: What’s the Difference?

Sober Living vs. Group Therapy: What’s the Difference? group therapy at sober living home

What’s the difference between a sober living home and group therapy? A sober living home provides safe and sober group housing to help people reintegrate back into society after completing addiction treatment or following a relapse. On the other hand, group therapy consists of group sessions facilitated by a therapist or counselor. The discussions address […]

What is the AA Success Rate?

What is the AA Success Rate? AA meeting

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has been around since 1935 but despite its long-standing presence around the world, many people wonder if it’s actually an effective way to get sober and stay sober. Although the success rate for AA has long been debated, there studies that show it can be a very effective recovery tool for many […]

What to Expect in Your First Year of Sobriety

What to Expect in Your First Year of Sobriety woman enjoys her sobriety

Transitioning from a life of addiction to a life of sobriety can be difficult whether you’re enrolled in a sober living program or not. While transitional housing and the support that comes with it is all very helpful and effective, your first year of sobriety will still come with its share of challenges and you’ll […]

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