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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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Step 9 Overview: Making a Direct Amends

Step 9: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do ...

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Step 8: The List is Just a Start

Step 8 gives us the opportunity to make a plan that will help us ...

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Step 8: Making a List, Checking it Twice

Some people use the list they generated from Step 4 to get a ballpark ...

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Step 8: Overview

Step 8 requires more action. From completing a thorough 4th step, we find our ...

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Step 7: The Hope to Push Onward

As I mentioned in previous blogs, the steps are in a certain order for ...

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Step 7: For Some, It’s Easier Said Than Done

My sponsor was with me on the back porch of the halfway house I ...

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Step 7: Achieving Your Potential

It’s important to understand the difference between the shortcomings we want to be removed ...

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Step Six: Be Ready to Commit to Change

It comes as no surprise the 12 steps are in a certain order for ...

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Step Six: Acting in Desperation

Step Six, in my opinion, is just as closely associated with Step Five as ...