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Tools for Working the First Step

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Cindy Weathers, MFTi. Are you contemplating taking the first step of AA but need some help getting there?  Admitting that you are powerless and that your life has become unmanageable can be an extremely difficult realization.  You don’t have to do this alone and there are […]

Step 1 in Alanon

This blog post was written by Amy Margolis, MA, Registered MSW. My blog last week was about Step 1 in Overeaters Anonymous. The purpose of that blog was to inform you of all the food/body related issues that are addressed in that 12 Step program. This got me thinking about the title Alanon. Immediately, you […]

Step 1 in Overeaters Anonymous

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Amy Margolis, Registered MSW. The title “Overeaters Anonymous,” may conjure up the image that this is a twelve step program only for people who are overweight and/or overeat. This prevents a lot of people from walking through the door. An anorexic, who is underweight and having […]

First Step to Recovery & the Stages of Change

The first step of recovery is admitting you have a problem according to the AA tradition.  Sometimes, this isn’t the first step for individuals new to recovery.  The first step for some individuals might be increasing awareness, which will hopefully lead to admitting there’s a problem.  It’s easier to work towards a goal when you […]

Powerlessness and Unmanageability

The first step of the AA tradition is admitting you are powerless and your life is unmanageable.  What’s wonderful about this first step is the word “We.”  Bill Wilson and Dr. Smith chose these words carefully when developing the steps of recovery.  When using the word “We,” you don’t feel so alone.  You aren’t so […]

Taking The 1st Step

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Cindy Weather’s, MFTi. “We admitted we are powerless and that our lives have become unmanageable.” This step is one that doesn’t come easy at first and there are a lot of people that struggle getting past this first step. Denial is a big part of alcoholism […]

The First Step… Defined

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Amy Margolis, Registered MSW. The first step of a Twelve Step Program states “We admitted we were powerless over fill in the blank and our lives have become unmanageable.” Many at their first meeting find this step hard to swallow. First, they are put off by the […]

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