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  • September 2, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Recent research into the efficacy of 12 Step Facilitation, which is an evidence based approach to addiction treatment that seeks to encourage and facilitate involvement in 12 Step support groups or their alternatives e.g. Smart Recovery, SOS, Women for Sobriety etc. has found that going to meetings greatly increases one’s chances of being able to establish a stable and lasting recovery from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction. (Read “If you work it, It works! The Science Behind 12 Step Recovery by Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. for specific information on the research findings)

    In addition, Weight Watchers has found that those that attend their face to face meetings lose about 3 times as much weight as those who participate in their program on-line.

    The old AA adage that “meeting makers make it” seems both highly applicable and very true.

    Jim F. Clean & Sober Since Oct. 4th 1987

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