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Building the Power to Choose: Why I'm Not Helpless Against My Addiction

In our addiction, we hear a lot of talk about our choices. We hear mostly about our bad decisions and often we hear a lot of condemnation for it. In most cases, it comes from Mom, Dad, a spouse, or our employer.

But what does it take to make good choices? Other people judge us for our addiction and for the things that we do to try to gain love and respect from others. To me, it felt like they took all the power away from my ability to make choices for myself. I was trapped in a world where everyone else told me what to do.

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What is it like to go to Miracles In Action Treatment Center?

Why do we struggle with addiction? Why is it so hard to stop drinking or using? What makes it so difficult for us to simply walk away from the substance when it becomes a problem in our life?

There are so many complicated reasons that we turn to drugs and alcohol. Meanwhile, life becomes harder and harder to manage, until we simply can't manage it anymore. Sometimes, it is someone around us who makes that determination, but sometimes we come to that point all on our own. And as the big book states, it usually leads us to one of three places - jails, hospitals, or death.

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Miracles In Action Announces Gold Seal of Approval® Accreditation through Joint Commission

In our ongoing pursuit of providing the best possible drug and alcohol treatment services in Los Angeles, California, Miracles In Action is proud to announce that we are now fully accredited by the Joint Commission and have earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval®.

The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® is granted to healthcare organizations after a lengthy survey and evaluation of the quality and safety of critical services and patient care provided. Accreditation is a continuous process that provides insights into an organization's daily operations and systems. The Gold Seal of Approval® earned by Miracles In Action means that we have undergone an unannounced, thorough on-site review of the quality and safety of care being provided and verifies that we are committed to continuously meeting rigorous national standards.

The accreditation outlines Miracles In Action's distinct commitment to providing the very best in evidence-based and 12-step addiction treatment. Our programs include a full spectrum of services including medically supervised detox, dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorder treatment, group and individual therapy, life skills support, individualized treatment plans, and more. We take great pride in our programs, which are built around providing the highest level of non-judgmental and unstigmatized addiction care.

For more information about Miracles In Action's accreditation, please visit QualityCheck.org

About the Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. To earn and maintain The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®, an organization undergoes an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years.

The Joint Commission is governed by a 32-member Board of Commissioners that includes physicians, administrators, nurses, employers, quality experts, a consumer advocate and educators. The Joint Commission employs approximately 1,100 people in its field staff, at its central office in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, and at an office in Washington, D.C.

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Here Are Five Amazing Things That Changed My Life When I Stopped Drinking

I used to think that there was no way I could live without alcohol. I believed in my reasons for drinking and using, and that I wouldn't be able to go through life without drugs and alcohol. I never thought life would be any fun without being drunk or high. As it turns out, I was actually missing out on a truly fulfilling life by clinging to my addiction. I'm here to share the story of how my life changed after I went through a solid treatment program.

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