Preparing for Change

12 Steps and the Hero’s Journey

12 Steps and the Hero's Journey Review of the film Finding Joe, and how it relates to addiction recovery and the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous  Finding Joe is an inspiring film about living your purpose, discovering your true self and seeing new possibilities for your life. In the early 20th century, while studying world mythology, Joseph Campbell discovered a pattern in every hero's story. He called it "The Hero's Journey." Finding Joe is  about Joseph Campbell's encouragement of the quest to find...
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Is Gratitude the Secret to Success at Drug Rehab?

Is Gratitude the Secret to Success at Drug Rehab? "I remember years ago, an old-timer in Alcoholics Anonymous told me that so long as I remained grateful for my sobriety, I wouldn’t have to worry about relapse. I dismissed this wisdom because it sounded way too simplistic – I had a long list of things I needed to stay sober. It is only now, and many struggles later (including multiple relapses) that I can appreciate what he said to me. Gratitude...
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Drug Rehab Addiction Treatment and Alcoholics Anonymous

I Am Not Sure About AA - Isn't it all about God and Religion? “Are 12 Step programs religious in nature? Isn't there a lot of talk about God? I don’t want religion shoved down my throat! I just want to get sober!"  This is a very common concern for people coming to drug rehab or alcohol treatment.  Many people have grave concerns about 12 Step programs. Drug Rehab Addiction Treatment – No Religious Agenda Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous and the 12 Steps are...
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Addiction Free—How Do I Overcome Addiction?

Addiction Free—How Do I Overcome Addiction? What’s the best way for me to become addiction free? When you’re struggling with a substance abuse problem such as a drug addiction or alcoholism, then it can seem hopeless sometimes. Just what do you have to do to overcome substance abuse? Drug addiction is a disease that affects millions of people around the world. So remember that you’re not alone. But, also remember that it’s not hopeless. There are things you can do to...
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