Understanding Objections to 12 Step Groups

December 18, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

This is also an opportunity to work on an all-important issue in early recovery: personal boundaries.

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Sobriety: A Graphic Novel

December 8, 2014 by Daniel Maurer

And I needed that gift of desperation to allow the rest of the Steps to work in my life, as I worked them.

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How AA Works

November 17, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

When I first got into counseling, I had this sneaky feeling that it couldn’t possibly be that simple.

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The Five Percent Meme

November 3, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

People attend AA for a variety of reasons, in different stages of readiness, and with diverse objectives in mind.

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Introducing Newcomers to 12-Step Fellowship

July 31, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

AA and NA weren’t designed by professionals and they do not operate like professionally-developed behavioral therapy programs.

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The 12-Step Success Rate

April 7, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

AA and NA aren’t designed to have a ‘success rate’. Their mission is to reach out a helping hand to those who still suffer.

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Why Slogans?

October 15, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

None of us can change our past or exercise much control over what’s yet to come.

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Engaging Engagement

July 29, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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Sending somebody to meetings without some prep work is like making a referral for therapy without bothering to find a therapist.

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Re-Engineering Recovery Tools

June 13, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Faded drawing of man's head in profile, on old-looking, stained paper. The "brain area" is filled with gears.

What’s likely to provide you with the best recovery guidance? There’s your ‘recovery guide’- maybe a better description for nonbelievers than “higher power.”

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Cult vs Culture

May 28, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

As addiction progresses, the addict or alcoholic grows away from the larger culture from whence they came.

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