Tag: <span>12 steps</span>

A Timeline for Working the 12 Steps
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A Timeline for Working the 12 Steps

One of the most common things a newbie asks about the 12 steps, is how long is this going to take? It’s understandable. Even if you won’t admit it, we know you’re excited about recovery. Who wouldn’t be? But here’s the thing.  “Everyone recovers at his or her own pace and experiences sobriety in his...

How You Can Surrender and Still Come Out a Winner
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How You Can Surrender and Still Come Out a Winner

Surrender is a word often used in 12-step programs. In fact, “surrender to win” is one of the most common expressions heard in the rooms of recovery and it is applied to a number of different life situations. But what does it really mean to surrender? And how can surrender be associated with winning? After...

4 Mindfulness Techniques to Use for a Strong Recovery
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4 Mindfulness Techniques to Use for a Strong Recovery

Mindfulness is a concept born in the Buddhist tradition but useful to anyone, regardless of belief or adherence to a particular tradition. However, in recent years it has been more vigorously studied and researched to the point that it can actually be considered a psychological concept which can be particularly useful for recovering addicts and...