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Suggested Cognitive and Behavioral Modification Recovery Programs (Alternatives to 12 Steps)
By Allie Tucker on August 4, 2017

Cognitive and Behavioral Modification Recovery Programs Don’t like 12 Step Groups? Here are some healthy alternatives! SMART Recovery: SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) Secular: LifeRing Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS) Women: Women for Sobriety (WFS) Individual, Self-directed: Rational Recovery Buddhist, Eastern Spiritual Practices, Non-Theistic: Refuge Recovery . Christian-Based: Celebrate Recovery Alcoholics Victorious Advocacy Young People in Recovery…

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12 Step Recommended Programs for Recovery
By Allie Tucker on July 28, 2017

12 Step Recommended Programs for Recovery Find 12 Step Recovery Programs Near You that Suit Your Needs 12 Step Meetings: Pick your poison! Alcohol Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Young People of Alcoholics Anonymous (YPAA) AA Agnostica AL-Anon Family and friends of alcoholics/addicts Drugs Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Nar –Anon Family and friends of addicts Drug Addicts Anonymous (DAA)…

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Humble Pie, a Recipe for Addiction Recovery
By Stepping Stone on March 30, 2017

Humble Pie, a Recipe for Addiction Recovery   Humility has a reputation for a few misconceptions. Some people think humility implies humiliated, liked to the term mortified, until they realize “humility” in the context of the serenity prayer, means to Accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things that we can, and the wisdom to…

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Continued Support from the Stepping Stone Alumni Program
By Michael Rass on March 8, 2017

Continued Support from the Stepping Stone Alumni Program The Stepping Stone team works hard to give patients the best care possible. That commitment to a successful recovery goes well beyond the initial residential rehab. Stepping Stone offers extended care and support through its alumni program. The team of certified recovery coaches wants to make sure…

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Savannah’s Story – Alumni Spotlight
By Stepping Stone on March 2, 2017

Savannah’s Story August 18, 2015 was the day I packed my bags and left my home in Georgia, headed to treatment for my first (and God willing, my last) time. Little did I know, that morning would be the last time I would, to this day, abuse the drugs or alcohol I was so chemically…

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My Best Days – How It Works for Me – Chef Wendy’s Recipe for Recovery
By Stepping Stone on February 22, 2017

  My Best Days – How It Works for Me, a Recipe for Recovery    You may have heard “How it Works” read in a 12-Step meeting, or you may have wondered to yourself at some point, how do alcoholics and addicts actually stay sober? The reading comes from page 58 in the Big Book…

Recipe for Recovery: Dos and Don’ts to Sidestep Disaster & 10 Tales from Chef Karen on Cooking up Trouble
By Stepping Stone on February 15, 2017

A Recipe for Recovery: Dos and Don’ts to Sidestep Disaster with 10 Tales from Chef Karen on Cooking up Trouble   Recipe by Karen Zaccour, Stepping Stone Alumna Whether you’ve taken the suggestions in the rooms of an anonymous program or you haven’t, you may have a few interesting stories about people who try to “get”…

Heroin Does Not Discriminate
By Stepping Stone on January 18, 2017

Heroin Does Not Discriminate By: Jen Suresh I am the sister of two heroin addicts. My sister Beth’s first dealer was her doctor, who prescribed her countless pain killers after she was in a car accident at age 23 that left half of her body broken.  After the prescriptions ran out, she turned to heroin…

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Fentanyl and Heroin Overdose Deaths Continue to Rise in Florida
By Michael Rass on January 12, 2017

Fentanyl and Heroin Overdose Deaths Continue to Rise in Florida Florida’s substance-use crisis continues unabated. The latest annual figures show that total drug-related deaths in Florida increased by almost 14 percent in 2015 over 2014. Especially alarming are the rising overdose deaths from heroin and fentanyl. Data for 2015 from the Florida Medical Examiners Commission…

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My Journey to Addiction Recovery: David M.
By Alexis Franzi on January 11, 2017

My Journey to Addiction Recovery: David M. I grew up in a loving family, with my parents still being married over 40 years later. I was the youngest of three, with two old sisters; one being six years older and the other being 12 years older. Growing up as the youngest, it gave my parents…