I was reminded today of some Substance Abuse training I did at the Priory hospitals in the UK.

This is a short summary of the value of the 12 steps in any Addiction Treatment Program- this can be whilst in a centre or if you're working this program with a counsellor in an outpatient manner.

Step 1 reality orientation- Admitting powerless over one's compulsive use (of substances/ behaviours) can bring a person out of denial and into reality. 
Step 2 and 3: Implementing changes. Coming to believe ...
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