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Is a 12 Step Program Right for Me?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 19, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 The 12-step program seeks to help former alcoholics to remain sober as they recover. The program works through connecting alcoholics through a forum. In these forums, peer alcoholics can discuss their struggles and develop ways of supporting each other. The…

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What Are The 12 Steps?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 30, 2020 Updated: October 29, 2020 If you have been researching your recovery options, then you may already have an idea about the 12-step program. This program is a set of principles that greatly helps in your suffering from addiction or alcohol abuse. So what are…

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4 Benefits of Following a 12 Step Program

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 23, 2020 Updated: October 29, 2020 Patients have access to many addiction treatment options. Twelve-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) rank high in popularity. A 12 step program helps patients build a peer support system. In doing so, they can continue moving…

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What to Expect During a 12-step Program

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 5, 2019 Updated: November 26, 2019 If you’ve never participated in a 12-step group before, you can have a lot of misconceptions about what you’ll experience. 12-step groups are based on AA’s original 12 steps for recovery. You don’t have to complete all steps at once.…