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The 12 Steps: Spiritual or Religious?

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Bill Wilson, himself an alcoholic, co-founded the original twelve-step support group as a way to help his associate, Dr. Bob Smith, who was also an alcoholic, achieve sobriety. As the budding fellowship gained momentum and continued to group, Wilson wrote some of the group’s core values, tenets, and principles in what’s colloquially referred to in […]

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Five Types of Addiction Therapy Used In Treatment

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As a disease, addiction has a profound physical, emotional, psychological, and social effect on individuals with a chemical dependence on alcohol and drugs. Though it’s their choices that have led to their developing addiction, addicts are no longer able to control their behavior, resulting in obsessive cravings and almost constant drug-seeking. Over the course of […]

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What Are The Twelve Steps?

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Alcoholics Anonymous is a mutual aid fellowship that was founded in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, when Bill Wilson attempted to guide Dr. Bob Smith through alcoholism to recovery. The fellowship quickly became a popular resource for individuals suffering from alcoholism, even leading co-founder Bill Wilson to publishing a book that described the fellowship’s primary purpose, […]