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    How Do You Choose A Rehab or Treatment Center?

    With quite literally thousands of rehabs to choose from, deciding which one to choose can be quite a daunting process. The majority of rehabs in the US will offer quite similar addiction treatment programs, the majority of which will be

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    What is an Alcohol and Drug Rehab ?

    Many people have heard the phrase ” going into rehab”  or simply the phrase ‘rehab’ itself, but are unclear about what it means or what is really involved with it. A rehab is essentially a clinical institution, in the same

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    How Good Are Non 12 Step Rehabs ?

    Very few treatment centers will actually declare themselves as non-12-step based, but many will offer alternative programs that are designed to help people deal with alcoholism and addiction, but which use no part of a 12 step program in their

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    What Staff Does a Rehab Have ?

    A rehab or treatment center should employ a wide range of different health care professionals, who have extensive clinical experience in dealing with alcoholism and addiction. If the rehab is basing some of its therapeutic treatments on the twelve step

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  • What Programs does a Drug and Alcohol Rehab offer?

    What Programs does a Drug and Alcohol Rehab offer?

    Traditionally, a rehab program or treatment center would help treat people through two specific routes.The first would be a medical detox if needed, followed by a fairly intensive therapeutic process based around the first five steps of the twelve step

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    Alcohol and Drugs Rehab Drugs List

    Most rehabs will offer to treat addiction to alcohol and a wide range of drugs, as well as possibly other addictions. The website of the rehab should list the names of the drugs that it offers treatment for the addiction

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  • Drug Rehab

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    Alcohol and Drugs Rehab Drugs List

    Most rehabs will offer to treat addiction to alcohol and a wide range of drugs, as well as possibly other addictions. The website of the rehab should list the names of the drugs that it offers treatment for the addiction

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  • Addictions Treated in Alcohol and Drug Rehab

    Addictions Treated in Alcohol and Drug Rehab

    Rehabs are probably best know for dealing with two types of addiction, people who are addicted to alcohol, alcoholics, and people who are addicted to drugs, either prescribed or not. People who are addicted to both alcohol and drugs are

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    Alcohol and Drug Rehab Accreditation and Licensing

    Most rehabs recommend, and most people follow, that anyone entering rehab goes to one that is a significant distance away from where they live, either in another state or in another country. The logic behind this is that rehab is

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    What is a Drug Rehab ?

    A drug rehab will have treatment programs that should offer help and support if you or someone you know has a dug problem or addiction. Learn more here about the different types of help available. Often people looking for a

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  • What are Rehab facilities?

    What are Rehab facilities?

    People who ask or talk about rehab facilities often do so with a understandable but misguided idea that rehab is are a mix between an upmarket hotel and a country club, a sort of retreat with varying degrees of comfort

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  • Where to get Drug Counselling

    Where to get Drug Counselling

    Anyone seeking to get drug counselling, either for themselves or someone they know, can often face a bewildering array of information and choices that can be difficult to navigate and fathom.  Drug Counselling is often linked to alcohol counselling, and

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  • Alcoholics Anonymous

  • AA Quote of the Day

    AA Quote of the Day

    ‘I used to judge myself by my intentions while the world was judging me by my actions’ Quote from Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

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  • What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

    What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

    Most people have heard of Alcoholics Anonymous, and know that it has something to do with people stopping drinking. People also have very different and often conflicting views of what an alcoholic is, and also the difference between someone who

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  • What Happens at an AA Meeting?

    What Happens at an AA Meeting?

    What should in fact be a relatively simple question, is often quite difficult to answer, simply because there is normally another issue underlying it. For many people, going to an AA meeting itself is an acknowledgement or a recognition of

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  • Can an Atheist Get Sober in AA?

    Can an Atheist Get Sober in AA?

    Apologies at the outset if this seems a slightly patronising question (which it is) but it is one that a number of people do ask, and is generally around the so called issue of the God question in AA. The

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    What is Alcoholics Anonymous ?

    Many people will have heard of AA, and will associate it with people being able to stop drinking. Some of the most common questions people have about AA include :  – How do you define an alcoholic ?  – Is

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  • Addiction Recovery AA Meetings

    Addiction Recovery AA Meetings

    Addiction recovery is very generally taken to mean that it is referring to the 12 step recovery process originally pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous, and then adapted by other organisations to deal with specific problems not related to alcohol, such as

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  • Emotional Sobriety

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    How Do You Let Go of The Need to Control …..

    The need to feel that you are in control of other people, and their actions, can be one of the most debilitating and draining processes in your life. Often people have no conscious since that they are trying to control

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    What is Manipulative Behaviour ?

    There are in fact two questions really, what is manipulative behaviour and why is it so damaging. Manipulation is often thought of as being something that most people do in  varying degrees in order to get their own way, and

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  • Why Secrets Are So Dangerous

    Why Secrets Are So Dangerous

    There are a number of slogans and sayings that get chucked around in health circles, which some people find really helpful, and other people find both helpful and irritating, depending upon their mood. One of the most common sayings, although

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  • Willing To Go To Any Lengths......

    Willing To Go To Any Lengths……

    Anyone familiar with this phrase will recognise it from the early part of chapter five of the book Alcoholics Anonymous, which sets out the 12 step program which is at the cornerstone of AA’s recovery process. As with many things

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    Why is Meditation So Difficult ?

    There is a paradox about meditation, in that most types of meditation of themselves are fairly simple to do, but many people find meditation as a practice, or a process, incredibly difficult. Sometimes people put this down to a lack

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  • Why do People find it Hard to Believe in God?

    Why do People find it Hard to Believe in God?

    Most people have normally been asked at some point in their life if they believe in God or not. In AA and in 12 step recovery generally, people are likely to be asked this question more than once, sometimes directly,

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  • Addiction

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    How to Treat Addiction

    Many people use the word addiction almost quite loosly in a way to refer to people’s liking or obsession for virtually any substance, activity or behaviour. In normal everyday life the term addiction is often used jokingly, saying that someone

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  • What is a dual diagnosis?

    What is a dual diagnosis?

    Dual diagnosis is a term that specifically refers to people who would consider themselves both alcoholics and drug addicts, or people who have had problems with both alcohol and drugs. The term arose mainly in rehabs and treatment centers, and

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    What is Chemical Dependency ?

    Chemical dependency is a term that has come to be used with reference to almost any type of substance abuse or addiction to alcohol/drugs etc. The original sense of addiction in the context of a 12-step recovery was an addiction

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  • REHAB ADDICT TREATMENT

    REHAB ADDICT TREATMENT

    Anyone entering a rehab is likely to be referred to as an addict. This is in one sense a bit of a label, in another sense anyone entering a rehab is looking for help or treatment with one or more 

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  • EARLY REFERRAL and OPIOD ADDICTION

    EARLY REFERRAL and OPIOD ADDICTION

    ‘When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last year signed into law a comprehensive bill targeting opioid addiction, many touted it as one of the toughest in the nation, often pointing to the seven-day cap on opioid prescriptions and new prescription monitoring

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  • ADDICTION and RECOVERY

    ADDICTION and RECOVERY

    Whilst many people use the word addiction in a very general sense to cover a lot of normal day life activities, in the context of 12 step recovery it has a very definite and specific place. The 12 step recovery

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  • News

  • EARLY REFERRAL and OPIOD ADDICTION

    EARLY REFERRAL and OPIOD ADDICTION

    ‘When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last year signed into law a comprehensive bill targeting opioid addiction, many touted it as one of the toughest in the nation, often pointing to the seven-day cap on opioid prescriptions and new prescription monitoring

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  • REVIEW of SOBERLINK SYSTEM

    REVIEW of SOBERLINK SYSTEM

    ‘Soberlink, the leader in mobile breath alcohol detection technology, announced today its inclusion in an expert panel consensus paper about the use of remote monitoring in the clinical treatment of alcohol use disorder. The consensus paper – written by a

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  • SOBER LIVING for WOMEN

    SOBER LIVING for WOMEN

    ‘A recovery home in Marquette is committed to give women suffering from drug addiction a safe place to stay. Within the past two years, Sue B’s House has officially become a successful program in helping women help themselves. “Do you

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  • Story of a Dry Drunk .........

    Story of a Dry Drunk ………

    ‘According to statistics, almost one in six women like me have alcohol five or more times a week – and more than half (including me) exceed their safe daily limit on at least one occasion. I’ve been observing not only my

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  • Toronto Agnostics and Human Rights .........

    Toronto Agnostics and Human Rights ………

    ‘On January 18, 2017, representatives of the Greater Toronto Area Intergroup, Knight and A.A. World Services Inc. and the General Services Board of Alcoholic Anonymous Inc. met to formally resolve Knight’s human rights claim. Lawrence Knight is ecstatic. “This is

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  • Dating an Adult Child ...........

    Dating an Adult Child ………..

    You will learn to control life, but then stop and let go. Addicts have no control over their addiction. As a result, their kids will feel the urge to control their lives. Dating such a control addict is not an

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  • Other Recent Articles

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    What Are Treatment Options For Alcoholism?

    Anyone looking for help to get sober or stop drinking has a number of options, which can make the process both a bit more confusing and a bit more difficult knowing which way to go. Some people will get sober on their own without any intervention or help to all, but the majority will need […]

    Aug 08, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

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    How to Manage Withdrawal from Alcohol

    Anyone getting sober is likely to have to do with the issue of withdrawals from alcohol, whether or not a detox is necessary, and possibly the effects of withdrawal from  narcotics as well. If someone has been drinking heavily for a while, or to a point where it has become a problem for them, then […]

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  • Emotional Sobriety - What Does It Really Mean ?

    Emotional Sobriety – What Does It Really Mean ?

    Everyone’s journey from active alcoholism into sobriety is both unique and complex. One thing that is fairly common however, is that when people do sober up, they have to start living with themselves without alcohol. This means beginning to live with the reality of what they were trying to escape from when drinking, both internally […]

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    What Does it Mean to Respect Boundaries?

    Quite a simple question in many ways, but one that many people struggle with, both in terms of trying to set boundaries of their own, and dealing with other people who don’t respect, or don’t seem able  to respect anyone else’s boundaries at all. The issue of boundaries is not unique to people in 12-step […]

    Jun 29, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

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    Why People Struggle with Being Vulnerable

    People quite often like to categorise emotions as being good or bad, with emotions such as anger and self-pity been thought of as bad or weak . Emotions such as gratitude and a positive outlook are thought of as good healthy emotional states. Truth is that judgement of any emotional state is of itself counter […]

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    Why Tough Love isn’t Really About Love

    Tough love is one of those expressions that has crept into the vocabulary of mental health and 12 step recovery in recent years. It sort of implies that an action or directive is being given or taken which may on the surface seem a bit tough, but is being done from a place of love, […]

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    Why It’s Important to Question Gratitude

    Quite often in an AA meeting or similar, you will hear someone announce themselves as my name is so-and-so and I’m grateful alcoholic/ addict, or I’m a grateful recovering alcoholic/addict. Equally, you are quite likely to hear someone say at a meeting something along the lines of a grateful alcoholic will never drink. There is […]

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  • Accepting the Unacceptable

    Accepting the Unacceptable

    It has become almost something of a cliche in society nowadays to use the adage that you cannot cope with a problem unless you first admit it. Not that this is a new or a novel idea, but it is probably true that this sentiment has become much more powerful and widespread owing to the […]

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  • Resources 3

    Resources 3

    USA AA Meeting Directory – GSO   by State   Alabama / North West Florida Alaska Arizona Arkansas California ( Southern) California ( Northern Coastal ) California ( Northern Interior ) California ( Imperial / San Diego ) California ( Mid Southern ) Colorado Columbia Connecticut Delaware Florida ( North ) Florida ( South ) […]

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  • Resources 2

    Resources 2

    List of AA meetings worldwide ( growing !!)   Afghanistan – English Speaking Albania – English Speaking Austria – English Speaking Costa Rica – English Speaking USA

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  • Resources Directory - 12 Step Meetings

    Resources Directory – 12 Step Meetings

    This is a directory of 12 step meetings of different fellowships, throughout the world. Please note that it is continually being updated, and if you have any links you would like to be included please email me db(at)arehab.org ( replacing at with at sign ) It is always a good idea to to check details […]

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    What is a Christian Rehab ?

    Anyone looking for a Christian rehab will generally be doing so for one of two reasons. The first reason is that they want a rehab that is purely faith-based or Bible based, the second reason is that they want a more traditional rehab, but one that is focused on spirituality and/or a Christian based approach […]

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