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AA Step 12 | Carry the Message and Practice These Principles

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In AA Step 12 says, “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.” When we think of step 12 in AA, we often think of the first part of the step — service, carrying the message, helping other alcoholics, sponsorship — but there’s much more to it… 

Step 11 in AA | The 11th Step Prayer and How Often to Pray

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Step 11 in AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is about much more than a single prayer, though the 11th step prayers are pretty solid. The 11th step in AA says, “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understand Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” If you’ve already learned how… 

Is Kratom Addictive? Is Kratom Safe? The Truth About Kratom Addiction

Is Kratom addictive? In my experience, it is. Here’s everything you need to know about Kratom addiction. What Is Kratom? Kratom is “Mitragyna Speciosa,” an addictive plant from Southeast Asia. The leaves on the plant contain chemicals that produce mind-altering effects similar to opioids. The leaves of this plant are dried then ground down into a green powder commercialized as Kratom. Kratom is legal to… 

How to Stop Bad Habits, Addictions

If you’re wondering how to stop bad habits and addictions, I’m here to help. When it comes to overcoming drug addiction, eating disorder, alcohol addiction, or any other addiction or bad habit, there are many things to consider. What are habitual addictions? We often don’t think about the way we do drugs—or any addiction—and how we create a ritual or routine to go along with… 

What Is a Methadone Clinic? The Horrible Truth About Methadone Clinics

A methadone clinic is a place where you can get methadone at a low cost, with the goal of controlling your opiate addiction (usually to keep you off of heroin, OxyContin, or hydrocodone). The truth about methadone clinics is that they’re far worse than they seem to be. What Is Methadone? Methadone is an opioid; however, it works a bit differently than heroin and narcotic…