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Could A 12 Step Program Be Right For You?

Addiction isn't a choice. That statement may not seem groundbreaking today, but the idea of alcoholism as an illness was a new concept in 1939 when the book Alcoholics Anonymous was first published.

 

Today, the 12-step recovery model is a cornerstone in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. Evidence supports the effectiveness of peer-to-peer support mutual aid organizations such as AA and NA.

 

A study, sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), examined the effectiveness of various treatment types in reducing overall drinking and drug use, and concluded that the 12-step model resulted in the most significant long-term impact.

 

Below are four 12 step organizations that have helped countless millions around the globe recover from addiction to alcohol, drugs, and negative behaviors, as well as other recovery resources to consider.

 

At Colusa County Recovery - we understand addiction because we've been there.  

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MAJOR STUDY REVEALS 

Alcoholics Anonymous most effective path to alcohol abstinence

 

A Stanford researcher and two collaborators conducted an extensive review of Alcoholics Anonymous studies and found that the fellowship helps more people achieve sobriety than therapy does.  After evaluating 35 studies — involving the work of 145 scientists and the outcomes of 10,080 participants — Keith Humphreys, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and his fellow investigators determined that AA was nearly always found to be more effective than psychotherapy in achieving abstinence. In addition, most studies showed that AA participation lowered health care costs. Learn more

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You Make Recovery Look Good!
 

RECOVERY IS A TEAM SPORT

Recovery is a process that requires work and determination. One key ingredient for success is having a strong support system in place. Support can come in many forms, including friends, family, support groups and faith communities.

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MUSIC VIDEOS

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RECOVERY STORIES 

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RECOVERY TOOLS

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