Mental Health, Stigma, and Recovery - Recovered 994
Release Date: 05/01/2019
Spirituality plays a pivotal role in the journey of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction within a 12-step program. It offers you a profound sense of purpose, connection, and guidance as you navigate the challenges of overcoming addiction. One of the fundamental principles of many 12-step programs is the recognition of a higher power or a spiritual force. This acknowledgment allows you to surrender your egos, embrace humility, and seek support beyond your own limited abilities. By developing a spiritual foundation, you can find solace, hope, and strength in times of struggle, knowing that...info_outline Living a Sober Lifestyle
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So much of 12 step recovery work, whether in meetings, working steps, prayer, talking with a sponsor, or individual counseling, is about people in recovery improving their mental health.
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For many of us, taking care of our mental health is a critical component in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Along with working 12 step program, taking care of our mental health is one of the most important factors in achieving long-term sobriety and living a happy and fulfilling life in the process.
How do you take care of yourself regarding your mental health?
In way do you struggle?
Have you ever gone for therapy?
What was your experience?
Did your therapist incorporate 12 step work in with your therapist?
Did you use drugs and alcohol as a way to self medicate?
How did you cope coming into program?
Why did you see a professional?
How did you select a professional?
What was the process like?
How is therapy like 12 step work?
How is it different?
How can 12 step programs help with your mental health?
How can it hinder?
How can prayer help with mental health?
How can the steps help with mental health?
How can meetings help with mental health?
Have you had conflicts between therapy and your 12 step recovery program?
How was your therapy compatible with 12 step work?
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Do you know someone who suffers with mental illness?
What is your experience?
How can you help?
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Is your therapist your sponsor?
Why or why not?
How does your therapist differ from your sponsor?
How are they similar?
Do you see mental health stigma in 12 step fellowships?
What has been your experience?
How can you help reduce stigma?
How can stigma be harmful to sobriety?
Do you think it important to get sober before therapy?
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