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Twelve Steps

Our collection of 12 step articles is a series of content published by members of the Lakeview Health alumni team. Each Alumni team member is in long-term recovery. They have also completed Certified Recovery Coach training with CCAR.

They share their personal experience with each step in hopes of helping someone that is seeking long-term recovery themselves.

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Principles of the 12 Steps: Pay It Forward

As mentioned before, some consider Step 12 part of that “maintenance step” package included ...

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Step 12 Overview

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to ...

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Step 11: “Pray With Your Feet”

In my opinion, Step 11 is one of the most crucial steps to long ...

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Step 11: It’s Worked Everyday

When I first read through Step 11, I thought “I’m not going to do ...

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Step 11 Overview

We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as ...

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Practicing Step Ten – A Daily Reprieve

Step 10 is incredibly important for me and my recovery. It’s a daily reprieve ...

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Working Step 10: Inner Peace and a Level of Acceptance

I’ve been told Step 10 is one of the “maintenance steps” in the program. ...

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Step 10 Overview

Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted ...

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Making Amends

Step Nine brought me a lot of fear and anxiety. During our active addiction, ...

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Reaching a Point of Spirituality to Accept Things

Although I live in Florida, I went to treatment and lived in a halfway house ...