How Alcoholics Anonymous Third Step Prayer Works

Alcoholics Anonymous Third Step Prayer

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as weunderstood Him. Step 3 When a newcomer is in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous, the third step prayer can cause some confusion. Often people will say to do the third step prayer, someone has to “just turn it […]

Effectiveness of 12-Step Programs

Effectiveness of 12-Step Programs

There Are a Variety of Treatment Programs Designed to Lead Alcoholics into Recovery & Alcohol Abstinence However, the most important part of any program or treatment plan is the success rate. If it is not successful, then alcoholics will not experience continued abstinence from alcohol. Research shows that the most effective plan is one that […]

What is the 3 Fold Disease of Alcoholism & Addiction

3 Fold Disease of Alcoholism & Addiction

Addiction and alcoholism are both a 3 fold disease, meaning there are three distinct areas that alcoholism affects and the reason you cannot stop drinking and using. What many people do not know is that the disease of alcoholism is deeper than an allergy and mental obsession. Our alcoholic life is really the symptom of […]

How Do You Get Acceptance in Recovery?

“And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation- some fact of my life- unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be […]

What Attitude in Recovery Really Means For Your Sobriety

Attitude in Recovery is a lot more than just a good or bad attitude.

“The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God’s universe. The central fact of our lives today is the absolute certainty that our Creator has entered into our hearts and lives in […]

How to Slow Down When You’re Overwhelmed in Recovery

How to Slow Down When You’re Overwhelmed in Recovery

When we get sober, we straighten out mentally, spiritually and physically. We learn to handle our problems with a different attitude. However, life continues to happen, and life at times can be downright overwhelming. Even the most spiritual people on the planet go through trials and tribulations, and it’s no different for someone working on […]

5 Tips for Productive Mindfulness Meditation During Addiction Recovery

spiritual mindfulness

Addiction is as much a mental disorder as it is a physical dependence on drugs or alcohol. To truly root out the source of an addiction and facilitate long-term healing, one must address the mental and emotional sides of addiction; not just physical healing. Mindfulness, or the state of consciously being aware of one’s thoughts […]

The 12 Steps and Clinical Programming at Burning Tree

Alcoholics Anonymous created a 12-step program that outlines principles and actions needed to recover from alcoholism. As a chronic disease, honestly working the steps should continue for a lifetime. To recover from addiction, Burning Tree Programs uses the steps as the foundation for clinical programming. While focusing on the steps, Burning Tree Programs also provides […]

Why Honesty in Addiction Recovery is Critical

Humans are naturally dishonest. We tell white lies to:  avoid harming others because we selfishly want something avoid other people be kind to others Addiction requires people in recovery to be rigorously honest. People with substance abuse disorder have taken the natural human trait of lying to an extreme.  They believe their life to be […]

The Case for 12-Step Facilitation: A New Review of the Evidence

The Case for 12-Step Facilitation: AA and TSF

In 2006, the Cochrane Collaboration published a review of eight studies it determined were of high enough quality to gauge the effectiveness of the use of 12-Step Facilitation (TSF) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in treating the symptoms of alcohol use disorder (AUD). At the time, the review cited that while there were many studies offering […]