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Ten Reasons Why People Should go (back) to 12 Step Meetings

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There are so many reasons why going (and coming back) to 12 step meetings is important throughout your recovery process. Here are a few reasons why staying involved in our Lifeline community can be beneficial to you:

(1) Meetings are instrumental in keeping one clean and sober and preventing relapse

(2) Alcoholism/Addiction is a disease of loneliness and isolation; meetings can help overcome this

(3) For two hours out of your day, including travel time, the focus is on something other than using

(4) Meetings are a safe place

(5) You won’t be judged

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(6) You will meet a community of people who have a common purpose

(7) You will make friends

(8) You’re reminded of the consequences of using

(9) You will have a chance to help others (and get out of self)

(10) You can learn and follow a program that will give them tools for living (the twelve steps!)

Meetings are a safe place where everyone is welcome, no matter what you are struggling with. From the moment you walk in, you will never feel alone again.

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