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The Long-Term Effects of Alcohol | Body and Mind

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Chronic heavy or binge drinking can harm one’s body and mind, and lead to health problems such as chronic diseases, permanent brain damage, and even death. In this article, we take a closer look at the health conditions – both physiological and psychological – that can result from long-term alcohol abuse. Physical Effects Alcohol’s effects […]

A Detailed Look at the Fifth Step of the 12 Steps

A Detailed Look at the Fifth Step of the 12 Steps The fifth step of the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Step program is confessional in nature. It is the step at which you release all your wrongdoings, which you listed out in the fourth step, to yourself, another person, and God Himself. It gives you a […]

A Detailed Look at the Fourth Step of the 12 Steps

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A Detailed Look at the Fourth Step of the 12 Steps The fourth step of the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Step program is making a moral inventory of your moral defects and faults as well as your assets. The step allows you to take a dispassionate look at the possible causes of your addiction problem and […]

A Detailed Look at the Third Step of the 12 Steps

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A Detailed Look at the Third Step of the Twelve Step Program The third step of the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Step program is about surrendering totally to a higher power. The first step requires you to admit that you have an addiction problem and the second one gives you hope that you can recover with […]

A Detailed Look at the Second Step in the 12 Steps

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The second step of Alcoholics Anonymous’ Twelve Steps program is all about one thing – hope. The first step is all about breaking you down, making you realize that you are helpless, and forcing you to seek help. The second step, on the other hand, is about making you believe in a power greater than […]

Binge Drinking | College Edition

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Binge Drinking in College For the majority of students, alcohol becomes a part of nearly every college-related event. From football games to weekend parties, to Greek life, it seems as though binge drinking is not only encouraged, but expected throughout these pivotal years. However, the results of these alcohol-induced events are much bleaker. Reports of […]

A Detailed Look at the First Step in 12 Steps

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The twelve step program of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is one of the most effective systems ever developed to help alcoholics and addicts. It has been a beacon of hope and positivity for addicts all over the world for more than seven decades now. In this article, we take a look at the first step of […]

The Effects of Xanax Withdrawal

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When Xanax is taken in larger quantities than what is advised, or taken for a prolonged period of time, users can develop a dependence to the drug’s effects. These people run the risk of becoming addicted. The length of time the drug is taken for, and the quantity of the drug taken, will determine how […]

An Introduction to the 12 Steps

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Drug dependency tears apart friends and families all over the world, and it’s costly. Each year the US government estimates $740 billion goes into costs related to drug related crimes, lost work productivity, and health care. But, it’s never too late to change. You might have heard of the 12-step program before, but did you […]