Tag: Non-12-Step

Alcoholism and Denial: a Serious Problem Faced by Alcoholics

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Almost everyone has heard that alcoholism and denial are related. And probably everyone has heard the old “Have you stopped beating your wife” trick question. Answering either yes or no damns the respondent. Similarly, the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12-step program also supports a “heads I win, tails you lose” trick question. Question: “Are you alcoholic?” …

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Moderation Management is for Problem Drinkers Who Want to Moderate

Moderation Management (MM) is for problem drinkers who want to reduce their drinking. MM is non-profit and offers peer-run, non-12 step support groups. It’s an alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other 12-step programs which demand total alcohol abstinence for life. Courts consistently hold AA to be a religious group. This is a problem for …

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Alcohol Self-Help Groups List (Free or Very Inexpensive)

This alcohol self-help groups lists free or very inexpensive groups. All groups are non-12 step. It has links to more information along with other resources. I. HAMS alcohol harm reduction program The name HAMS stands for Harm reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support. HAMS harm reduction is effective in reducing alcohol and drug problems. This is …

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Life Process Addiction Help (Life Process Program Now for Home Use)

The Life Process Program is used in residential treatment centers with a consistent success rate of over 65%. Because of its high success rate, Dr. Stanton Peele adapted his program for home use. Thus, it’s now affordable and available to people in their own homes. The Life Process Program is not a 12-step program. It …

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St. Jude Retreats, Scientology & Narconon: Discover the Facts!

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Allegation The Baldwin Research Institute owns and operates the St. Jude Retreats (aka Freedom Model Retreats). “Baldwin Research Institute — A Scientology Fraud?” appeared as a thread on the WhyWeProtest.net website.  The person who raised the question expressed concern that St. Jude Retreats were a Scientology organization that had “escaped detection.” In so doing, they …

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Acupuncture for Alcoholism or Alcohol Dependence

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Acupuncture has been a therapeutic technique for thousands of years in China. It’s relatively new in the West. However, it’s now popular there as well. That includes acupuncture for alcoholism treatment. For this reason, it’s often offered as a treatment option. I. Acupuncture Theory The theory of acupuncture is simple. It’s that a balanced flow …

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DWI and DUI Courts are Effective: They Reduce Repeat DWI/DUI

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DUI courts are effective in reducing drunken driving. That is, driving while intoxicated or while impaired. These courts are sometimes called problem solving courts, DWI courts, sobriety courts, wellness courts, or accountability courts. New Mexico established the first DUI court in the US in 1995. Now, there are many hundreds. That’s because of the effectiveness …

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Spiritual Help for Alcoholism: Discover Its Effectiveness

Spiritual help for alcoholism is widely used. It’s central to Alcoholics Anonymous. It’s also often used in other approaches to healing. Alcohol has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. It plays a major part in Jewish and most Christian rites around the world today. It has and continues to contribute to followers’ …

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Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS): Save Our Selves

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS) is a nonprofit network of autonomous, non-professional local groups. Its sole purpose is to help individuals achieve and maintain abstinence. It can be from alcoholism, drug addiction or food addiction. SOS credits individuals for achieving and maintaining their own abstinence. Secular Organizations for Sobriety does not compete with any other recovery …

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Non-12-Step Programs and Rehabs: There are Many Choices

Almost one quarter of all alcohol and drug rehabilitation facilities in the U.S. are non-12-step programs. These are the findings of a recent survey by The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). People who prefer a non-12-step program or rehab have a wide choise. Here are alphabetical lists of random samples.  First …

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