Why Encourage Your Loved One to Attend Support Groups

Encourage Loved One to Attend Support Groups

You’ve probably heard plenty about 12-step groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), but you may not know much about them. AA has been helping people get sober for over 80 years. The original model was created for alcoholics, but it has been modified over the years to accommodate other types of addictions. There are also extensions […]

What Does it Mean to Have a 12-Step Sponsor?

12 Step Sponsor

It’s not uncommon for people to have hesitations about sponsorship when they are new to recovery. Some people think that a sponsor is like a parent – a person that tells them what to do and when to do it. It’s also a concern that the sponsor will judge them and their approach to recovery. […]

How Group Therapy Works In Rehab

How Group Therapy Works In Rehab-The River Source Rehab

Part of your stay in drug rehab will include group therapy. You may envision a room with couches or chairs and people pouring their hearts out to a caring and compassionate therapist, but the scene is actually quite different. Group therapy blends together a group of people facing similar issues – in this case, drug […]

Why 12 Step Programs Are Best For Addiction Recovery

12 Step Programs For Addiction Recovery

Twelve-step programs have been around for over 75 years and have long been considered the most effective way to help addicts. By the year 2000, it was estimated that 90% of treatment centers adopted the 12 step approach. Though there will always be pockets of people who claim that it’s possible to recover from addiction […]

What’s the Difference Between AA, 12-Step Meetings and Group Therapy?

AA 12-Step Meetings and Group Therapy

When discussing the various treatment options for recovering addicts, 12-step and fellowship meetings are always the main focus. The 12-step program is part of a healthy recovery plan, and 12-step members can attend the meetings forever. Fellowships offer support and guidance during times when a recovered addict would otherwise be likely to turn to drugs […]

Is There a Difference Between Being Dry and Sober?

Dry vs Sober

Going through recovery for alcoholism is a long process. It involves the same stages as any stressful event in life: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Unfortunately, some individuals never get through the anger stage of the process. They continue to be bitter about having to abstain from alcohol. Dry vs. Sober: What’s the Difference? A […]