Agnostic.com
5 5

I’m new to this group. Been in recovery from drugs booze and cigarettes for more than 20 years. I work as a Recovery Coach for a Recovery Center here in Vermont. I specialize working with people on Medication assisted therapy. It’s nice to find a group that is both in recovery and atheist! Since I am a frequent attendee at 12 step groups, I am interested in the groups thoughts on harm reduction treatments. I feel personally that some folks need help while they build their program of recovery.

Sherri-VT 4 June 4
Share
You must be a member of this group before commenting. Join Group

Enjoy being online again!

Welcome to the community of good people who base their values on evidence and appreciate civil discourse - the social network you will enjoy.

Create your free account

5 comments

Feel free to reply to any comment by clicking the "Reply" button.

0

I am only familiar with harm reduction in active addiction. I have not heard of any concept of harm reduction in sobriety. What did you have in mind?

Jessipoo Level 4 June 6, 2018
1

So harm reduction is medically supervised treatment with suboxone, methadone etc while an outpatient. While 12 steps only requirement is the desire to stop, some need time on these meds while rebuilding their recovery foundation. That is where a coach can be helpful. Finding housing, work, family reconnection, therapy etc. while I support all paths to recovery I recognize that the success rate is at most 30 per cent with full abstinence. The survival numbers are better with medication.

Sherri-VT Level 4 June 5, 2018
1

Welcome to the group.
Yes, please elaborate about harm-reduction treatment. I too don't know about it.
Thanks! 🙂

anthonyco Level 5 June 4, 2018
0

Other than the idea that harm should be reduced wherever and whenever, I'm not sure what you mean by harm reduction treatments or what they are in the context of 12 step programs. Self harm? Like cutting? Self-loathing? Not drinking was tremendous harm reduction for me. But I don't think that is what you mean. Please elaborate, Thank you!

Bikes4Fish Level 7 June 4, 2018
0

Welcome. I would be very interested in hearing what you have to say about this considering I know next to nothing about this.

kmdskit3 Level 8 June 4, 2018
Write Comment

Recent Visitors 22

Photos 16 More

Posted by Fibonacci1618This is an article discussing the differences and similarities between a 12 Step Program and SMART Recovery. I'm curious about your thoughts or experiences between the two..... [thefix.com]

Posted by DeeWomanI would only change the word “hero” to “warrior” ?✌?

Posted by Jlangston70Perspective

Posted by ashortbeautyEach step matters

Posted by ashortbeautyFor you...

Posted by Marcie1974Look what I got!

Posted by Jlangston70Today I chose...

Posted by ashortbeautyToday is a new day

Posted by ashortbeautyBelieve in you

Posted by Sherri-VTI’m new to this group.

Posted by ashortbeautyChat will be open from 6-8p EST week nights Weekends I still med y'alls input for a timeframe

Posted by ashortbeautyStole this from the singles group. Thought it would fit perfectly here

Posted by ashortbeautyFind someth ing good about today and let that lead you forward

Posted by ashortbeautyDon't beat yourself up. Recovery takes time. Allow yourself that time to heal

Posted by ashortbeautySomething people forget to give those of us who've overcome xyz...Respect. So mad respect to every one of you for succeeding in today's struggle

Posted by Rudy1962Self sacrificing people tend to forget this.

  • Top tags#addiction #god #video #book #friends #alcohol #Atheist #atheism #alcoholic #relationship #money #hospital #reason #agnostic #secular #drinking #12step #religious #disease #death #hell #sober #drugs #children #parents #hope #coffee #church #sleep #religion #world #Jesus #advice #mynameis #hello #dream #ghosts #smoke #trauma #beliefs #Shopping #marriage #cats #spirituality #pray #laws #evidence #rape #sex #kids ...

    Members 2

    Moderator