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Do 12 step programs work

Questions > Category: Treatment > Do 12 step programs work
Asked: 2018-08-26 18:59:37

Need to send my step-daughter somewhere to get some help for her substance abuse issues, do 12 step programs work and what should I know about the programs?


Answered: 2018-11-09 20:10:34

12 step programs work for so many people!!! It has been the difference between a relapse and continued sobriety for me many times. It worked for me because I went through a great treatment program first and felt equipped to work through the hardships of early recovery. In treatment, I realized what my triggers were and how to deal with them. My therapist and I made an aftercare program at the end and that's where I learned about the different kinds of 12 step programs there are. I've been going to the same home meeting for the last 2 years. I don't know if a 12-step program would be very effective on its own for severe addictions. Treatment first, then choose a 12 step program. That's the best way to help your step-daughter.

Answered: 2018-08-28 04:37:38

To start, 12 step programs are annonymous, free and available to anyone who has a desire to stop using drugs and/or alcohol. The programs are outlined to help people stop needing and desiring to get impaired.

Answered: 2018-08-27 17:33:52

Pressuring someone to do anything if they have addiction is a waste of time and energy. With that aside, 12-step programs do work if worked honestly and with full want to do so.

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