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SMART Recovery – An Alternative to 12-Step Programs

You’ve probably heard of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), but one alternative to these 12-step programs is gaining in popularity. About SMART Recovery SMART Recovery, which stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training, provides an option for those who aren’t comfortable with the religious or spiritual aspects of traditional 12-step programs. Based on scientific...
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What Are Some Alternatives to 12-Step Programs?

There’s no one way to get sober. For many years, Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, and similar 12-Step programs have been an important part of addiction management and recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Spiritual in nature, 12-Step programs ask their members to turn over their lives to a higher power. For some people, this concept...
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Adult Children of Alcoholics

Who Are Adult Children of Alcoholics? Adult children of alcoholics are people whose lives have been affected by growing up with a parent (or other family member) who drank or abused drugs. Living with somebody who abuses alcohol on a regular basis is chaotic, scary, and can be dangerous. When that person exercises power over...
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Misuse of Prescription Medication is Epidemic

According to the American College of Preventative Medicine, the Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs is Epidemic. The past two decades have witnessed an expansion of pain medication use, especially opioid use for patients who have chronic noncancer pain. 7 million people abuse/misuse prescription drugs every month; pain relievers = 5.3 million. We live in...
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Why 12 Step Meetings Work for Sobriety

12 Step Meeting Makers Make It! Once you have completed your in-patient addiction treatment at English Mountain Recovery your recovery program is not over. Recovery is a life long event but completed one day at a time. Over the years we have seen that our most successful clients commit to and attend 12 step meetings...
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Sugar – The Other Drug?

When we stop drinking alcohol or using drugs we can easily, without warning – replace that addiction with sugar. Satisfying ourselves with a little sugar instead of our previous addiction is easy to justify. The problem is that alcohol and drug addiction share common characteristics with how the body reacts to sugar. How Does Sugar...
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Top 5 Tips for Staying Sober this Holiday Season

1. Attend 12 Step Meetings Most 12 step groups hold additional meetings during the holidays and sober parties. Keep your 12 step meeting schedule handy on your phone and make a plan. Remember – nothing ensures continuous sobriety better than one alcoholic talking to another alcoholic. 2. Remove Expectations During this time of year, we...
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In Recovery We Came to Believe in a Power Greater than Ourselves

Step Two of the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Step Program is: “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” Excerpt from the A.A. Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions “When we encountered A.A., the fallacy of our defiance was revealed. At no time had we asked what God’s will was for...
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Social Media Addicts – Can You Quit FB for 99 Days?

Social media networks such as Facebook are extremely addictive. Studies show that most people check, update and interact on social sites constantly throughout the day. In addition, they really have no clear idea of how much actual time they spend doing this. If you’re a social media addict, and your addiction is getting worse, says...
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English Mountain Recovery on Channel 12 News Today!

Dick Kahn (Co-Founder of EMR) & Gary Anderson (Marketing at EMR) were invited and interviewed by Chip Chapman at Channel 12 News today! English Mountain Recovery offers love and acceptance to people as they begin their journey to recovery. English Mountain Recovery treats people who struggle with alcohol and drug addiction. Their outstanding 90 day...
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