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    The recovery process is inevitable for all addicts go through that want to quit their addictive behavior. Since addiction hijacks a person’s brain, a person needs to surround his external climate with other addicts and ex-addicts. One of the best ways most addicts can recover from their addictive behavior is enrolling in a twelve-step program. To see how a twelve-step is like, I visited a Narcotic Anonymous (NA) candlelight meeting. The twelve-step meeting researched contradicts Mate’s twelve-step journal. The twelve-step meeting was located at the YMCA hotel in Glendale. The meeting was held in room two, which was in the basement of the YMCA hotel. The initial vibe from room two was a clean, old-fashion room. The room had the bare essentially,…

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    Its philosophy relies on a higher power to maintain sobriety; however, members can define God as they understand him. This option is beneficial for many different cultures and faiths because it does not require members to have an exclusive definition of a deity. That is, someone’s higher power may be completely different from another person’s, but they are both able to participate in the Twelve Step program. A.A. views alcoholism as a physical, mental and spiritual disease: therefore, it is…

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    Since its origin in the 1930’s, the twelve steps program has helped people recover from alcoholism and drug use. Nowadays, we can see variations to the program, such as targeting other addictions from specific drugs to co-dependent relationships. Something that I always did not appreciate about the twelve steps program is that it was based on Christianity and God. That makes some people not wanting to attend because the meetings do not match their values. Also, for ethnic minorities it becomes…

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    12 Step Recovery

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    INTRODUCTION The importance of spirituality in recovery from addiction has been proven through the use of 12 Step programs of recovery (and from now on may be referred to as self help groups). Spiritual fellowships are also another term for 12 step groups (Galanter, 2007). Bill Wilson and Bob Smith (Dr. Bob and Bob S.) created Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935 (Mullins, 2010), alcoholics finally had a program of recovery that, through experience, worked. Other programs (Overeaters Anonymous, Debtors…

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    Such a method not only continually degrades the individual, but also can be damaging and hurtful. Once the individual's mind and spirit appears satisfactorily shattered, an effort to rebuild them into a well-structured behaviour is made. Therefore, the expected result is a behaved and conscious individual. However, a very small percentage of those entering such a program will never touch drugs again. Biophysical Treatment This treatment addresses the biophysical and biochemical imbalances in…

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    Nic attended twelve-step meetings in the past so the behavioral, spiritual and cognitive aspects will be familiar to him if he joins a TSF outpatient program. TSF helps people in their early recovery abstain from alcohol or drug abuse. The counselor assesses each client coming into the program, helps them get acquainted with the concepts of the program and then acts as a constant support for each of the clients. TSF has evidence based studies to establish its efficiency ("Intervention Summary, "…

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    This paper discusses the costs associated with implementing a revised Drug-Free Workplace Policy (DFWP). The six steps recommended for implementing the revised DFWP will be listed with the costs associated with each step. The original DFWP is listed in Addendum 1 and a revised DFWP is listed in Addendum 2. Gong and Janssen (2012) believe that organizations must use a business management process to adapt the implementation of policies to the many different stakeholders, the negotiations of…

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    Drug Treatment Essay

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    accepted the fact that you have a drug addiction problem, your next step is to get help. There are different Levels of Care for Drug Treatment Centers as well as different types of treatment. Patient have various needs that depend upon the extent of their addiction and the type of drug that is being abused. The following is an overview of what is available, and the needs that are met for particular individuals. Inpatient or residential programs These types of programs are considered to be the…

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    The first step involves the member admitting to their addiction. The second, is when they come to believe that there is a higher power to help them get through their addiction. Third states that they will turn over their lives to the higher power, God. The fourth step involves analyzing themselves and their morals. In the fifth step they admit to their wrong doings. Sixth, they allow God to rid themselves of their flawed character. Seventh, God will rid their past failures. In the eighth step,…

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    I attended a 12 step meeting held by the fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous. The meeting was open to addicts, non-addicts, and beginners. The focus was placed on the needs of the new members of Narcotics Anonymous, discussion of the Just for Today text, and the twelve steps of Narcotics Anonymous. The name of the fellowship is We Qualify. The meeting was held in the basement of a church and lasted for 90 minutes. The meeting commenced at 7:00pm and ended at 8:30pm. The room was large, clean,…

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