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A Detailed Look at the Seventh Step of the Twelve Steps

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The seventh step of the 12 Step program is about embracing humility as a quality and asking your higher power to remove your shortcomings. The step places great emphasis on humility as a virtue and teaches you the importance of letting go of your pride and surrendering toyour higher power’s will. The Step “Humbly asked […]

A Detailed Look at the Sixth Step of the 12 Steps

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A Detailed Look at the Sixth Step  The sixth step of the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Step program is about ridding yourself of all your character flaws and defects. The step requires you to put your complete and total faith in God or a higher power of your understanding to remove the moral defects from your […]

Are Men and Women Affected Differently by Alcohol?

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You may have watched a television show recently where a man and woman were hanging out at a bar and decide to go shot for shot with one another, with the woman coming out victoriously less drunk than the man. However, in reality, this is rarely the case. In most instances, women need to drink […]

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 […]