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12 step program
January 17, 2011
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alvin
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Just how does this work???

January 17, 2011
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Actually it's just 6 processes.  The 12 steps go through these processes of:

  • admission - that you have a problem controlling your addiction
  • recognition - that a higher power can help you
  • examination - looking at what errors you've done in the past with somebody who's more experienced than you are
  • making amends - correcting these rrors
  • new life - learning how to live a new life and a new attitude
  • helping - giving back by helping others who are also addicted.
January 17, 2011
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I've seen many successes with the 12 step program and then I've seen some who can't deal without their addiction. It's a shame that everyone can't kick their habits but some just can't or won't.

January 18, 2011
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That is an excellent summary iphone4 - the six stages of admission, recognition,examination, making amends, new life and helping sum up perfectly how we can handle most crises in our lives. My only issue is the recognition of a "higher power" - it's usually god. Doesn't work for agnostics !

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January 19, 2011
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The beauty of the 12 steps program is that it is applicable not just to drug abuse, but also to alcoholism, and even physical illnesses.

January 19, 2011
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Francine said:

That is an excellent summary iphone4 - the six stages of admission, recognition,examination, making amends, new life and helping sum up perfectly how we can handle most crises in our lives. My only issue is the recognition of a "higher power" - it's usually god. Doesn't work for agnostics !


While the very premise of the 12 steps is to incorporate physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, it can be tailored to agnostics and atheists.  It could be a way towards self-fulfillment, not just a god-centered therapy.
January 19, 2011
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Just how effective is this? I've heard that the success rate is statistically low?

January 20, 2011
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Well, you have to remember that the 12 steps program is not therapy in itself. Some people who are into the 12 steps undergo therapy separately. IT doesn't work for everyone, but when it works for some one, it really helps that person to recover.

October 1, 2013
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The 12-step program is suitable for those individuals who are able to recognize that they have a drinking problem, or substance abuse problem, and are able to participate in the program. If an individual has moderate to severe addiction problem, this program will not be sufficient. With moderate to severe addiction problem, an individual will need to seek help from an in-patient or residential drug rehab center. At this level of care, and individual  stays at the facility for about six to twelve month, and undergoes a comprehensive drug rehab treatment. A substance abuse professional will be able to determine the level of addiction, and recommend appropriate treatment in the right setting. Some individuals may need to have an intensive course of outpatient drug rehab treatment. These individuals are able to participate in the program, and make daily visits to the clinic, for therapy and counseling. However, if the person does not have a serious substance abuse problem, he may be able to benefit from a meeting-based, 12-step program, where other individuals with similar problems share their stories and experiences. This type of support group is also great for aftercare purposes, once a drug rehab stay is completed. The 12-step is now utilized as a continuation of aftercare, and may be very effective. Once the person is out of the rehab, he or she is on their own. They'll have to rebuild their lives and relationships, and it may be challenging at first. They have to practice leaving their life outside of a rehab, without using drugs. The meeting-based support groups are great for this time in the recovered addict's life.

Best of luck!

 

Tanya Wise
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(855) 937-7342

October 14, 2013
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Nice post.i want to add some suggestion o this topic and that is Just as you shouldn’t binge before going to drug rehab, you also shouldn’t stop using your drug of choice too early.Just as you shouldn’t binge before going to drug rehab, you also shouldn’t stop using your drug of choice too early.

November 19, 2013
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i think is 1 out of 10 is the most fully recovered

April 28, 2014
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It is very nice process to for drug addictioin and all is very important for this process.

May 2, 2014
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Well, these steps are efficient, but they will work more if you maintain your health with extra vitamins, like D or B, i saw such advices at kalinka store. Take care!

September 28, 2014
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iphone4 said:

Actually it's just 6 processes.  The 12 steps go through these processes of:

  • admission - that you have a problem controlling your addiction
  • recognition - that a higher power can help you
  • examination - looking at what errors you've done in the past with somebody who's more experienced than you are
  • making amends - correcting these rrors
  • new life - learning how to live a new life and a new attitude
  • helping - giving back by helping others who are also addicted.

Well, is this a recovery process? You have told it is actually a 6-step process and not essentially 12-step program. While all that you have mentioned seems easy to understand, I would highly appreciate if you could explain all 12 steps which are perhaps conducted throughout this 6-step core procedure. Thanks for your cooperation.
September 30, 2014
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I really learned a lot! thank you I think the effectiveness of the program really depends on the person.

January 29, 2015
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It is very nice collection in addiction recovery treatment. It is very helpful for me as well as others. So thanks for posting this blog.

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