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Signs of Crack Use | Recovery By The Sea Addiction Treatment

Signs of Crack Use

It may often require diligence to recognize a crack cocaine abuse problem in a loved one, but knowing what signs to look for is critical. Signs and symptoms often gradually become more severe and evident to others over time as the individual descends deeper and deeper into the chasms of addiction. Eventually, they will become […]

Cycle of Addiction | Recovery By The Sea Addiction Treatment

The Cycle of Addiction

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), addiction is a chronic brain disease that impacts the brain’s reward, pleasure, memory, and motivation centers. Like most chronic diseases, it does not just come out of nowhere. Often, it takes a set of unfortunate circumstances that cause a person who would typically avoid substance abuse […]

Step 1 of Alcoholics Anonymous | Recovery By The Sea

Step 1 of Alcoholics Anonymous

Step 1 of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous states as follows: “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.” Starting the Journey to Recovery The first step of any endeavor is a beginning, and this one is the beginning of the process of recovery. Moreover, this is the first step […]

Step 2 AA | Recovery By The Sea Addiction Treatment

Step 2 of Alcoholics Anonymous

The second step in the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous is as follows: “We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” This step may discourage people who are trying to recover from alcohol or other addictions from joining AA because they don’t fully understand what this step suggests. […]

Step 3 of Alcoholics Anonymous | Recovery By The Sea

Step 3 of Alcoholics Anonymous

The third step in the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous Reads as follows: “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.” In step 3 AA, members are asked to make a decision. Being willing to turn one’s will over to God or a […]

Step 4 AA | Understanding Step 4 | Recovery By The Sea

Step 4 of Alcoholics Anonymous

Step 4 of Alcoholics Anonymous – “Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” The fourth step in the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step journey to sobriety requires the member to recognize their own weaknesses. This action often demands both extraordinary courage and humility. Facing Ourselves People drink alcohol or use drugs for many different reasons. […]

Step 5 of Alcoholics Anonymous | Recovery By The Sea

Step 5 Of Alcoholics Anonymous

The fifth step in the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous reads as follows: “We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.” Step 5 AA requires us to confess the “exact nature” of our mistakes and wrongs to God, ourselves, and others. In doing so, we are […]

Step 6 AA | Recovery By The Sea Addiction Treatment

Step 6 of Alcoholics Anonymous

Step 6 in the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous reads as the following: “Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.” This step is the halfway point along the 12-step journey. Step 4 asked participants to make a moral, and step 5 asked them to admit to their faults. When a […]

Step 7 AA | Step 7 of Alcoholics Anonymous | Recovery By The Sea

Step 7 of Alcoholics Anonymous

Step 7 of Alcoholics Anonymous states the following: “Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.”  This step of AA’s Twelve Step program of recovery is about reducing character defects by embracing humility and spirituality. Working through the 7th step requires a constant commitment to being honest, brave, and humble. During steps 4 and 5, participants […]

Step 8 AA | Recovery By The Sea Addiction Treatment

Step 8 of Alcoholics Anonymous

Step 8 of the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous requires participants to have done the following: “Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.” The purpose of this step is to recognize that the effects of addiction aren’t only limited to the person suffering. Instead, […]

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