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The First Step Is The Most Important, But The 12 Step Program Is Not Right For Everyone

Posted Nov 13 2009 10:02pm

At Freedom From Alcohol®, we encourage anyone that needs help eliminating or controlling their drinking to get the help they need. Whether that is with our proven alternative treatments for alcoholism or a more traditional twelve step approach, we want you to get the treatment that works for you.

While there are many twelve step programs that effectively help you eliminate alcohol from your life, these programs are not for everyone. Many successful managers and business people are caught between their drinking and the stigma of what they know of alcohol treatment. Unfortunately; Hollywood has made us think that there are only two alcohol treatment options:

  • Publicly implicate yourself as an alcoholic (It seems that AA and similar meetings are popular fodder for movies and we are all familiar with the line, “My name is … and I am an alcoholic.” )
  • Attend in patient alcohol treatment. This seems to be the fad with actors, especially after a DUI arrest.

Unfortunately for busy professionals, self identifying in a group or going away for a six week treatment program is not usually an option that is conducive to career growth. While we always recommend that you put your life and health first, there are treatment programs that will allow you to remain at work and help you win the battle with alcohol addiction. Please get the help you need and contact us to learn more about alternative treatments for alcoholism .

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