Tuesday, June 26, 2012

12 Step Recovery Programs

If you are looking for a 12 step addiction recovery program in Los Angeles, you are looking for the Above It All Treatment Center Twelve-step programs have long been an important part of the recovery process and the basis for many recovery programs. Developed over 65 years ago by a small group of alcoholics, the AA program provides simple tools for living based on a set of spiritual principles and a reliance on the fellowship of men and women who share their experience and offer support as part of a lifelong process of recovery.
A Twelve-Step Program is a set of guiding principles (accepted by members as 'spiritual principles,' based on the approved literature) outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioral problems. Originally proposed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) as a method of recovery from alcoholism, the Twelve Steps were first published in the book Alcoholics Anonymous in 1939.  The method was then adapted and became the foundation of other twelve-step programs.

Twelve-step methods have been adopted to address a wide range of substance-abuse and dependency problems.  Step one involves releasing the denial, defensiveness and victim mentality that often accompanies an addiction. Step two focuses on optimism and belief in a solution and the possibility of successful recovery. Step three deals with relinquishing the obsession with control, another phenomenon that often accompanies addiction. It’s about turning self-will over to a higher power. Step four greatly increases the recovering addict’s self-awareness and moral center, helping to put life in a different perspective. Ideally, this step would continue to develop throughout the entire recovery process and for many years thereafter.

At Above It All Drug Rehab, We will personalize a treatment plan just for you.  We do this because we want you to have every advantage to recover, relapse free to have a long alcohol free life.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Alcohol Abuse and Rehab

How do you know if you need help with an alcohol problem?  How do you even know if you have an alcohol problem?  Most people are not aware that they even have an alcohol problem until it is too late.  They are arrested for driving under the influence or some other alcohol related charge.  So what are the early warning signs that you may need to seek out some additional help?

If you have developed a tolerance to alcohol and it takes more and more to get you buzzed, you need help. If drinking is affecting your performance at work or school, you should probably look for some help. If drinking has cost you a relationship, you should probably start looking for a rehab center.  If you have had a brush with the law related to drinking, you should be entering an alcohol rehab center.  If you drink throughout the course of the day under the “its 5:00 somewhere guise” you should be seeking help. If you drink to avoid unhappy situations, can’t stop drinking even though you know it is affecting your health or your family and friends are telling you that you have a drinking problem that is certainly a sign that you should be entering an alcohol rehab program.

Alcohol is so socially acceptable that it is sometimes difficult to know when you need help or have acquired a drinking problem.  Some people become binge drinkers and those are the easy ones to diagnose.  Others, however, use drinking as a crutch and will have a more difficult time realizing that they are in need of treatment for a disease that they cannot conquer by themselves.

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