This has become the standard program for recovery for almost all types of addiction.
Those who came up with the idea of Alcoholics Anonymous established these 12-step instructions to guide people who want to break their reliance on alcohol. 12 Step program traces its roots to Alcoholics Anonymous but is today popularly used by support groups for all kinds of addictions. Many people who have no affiliation to any religious group also adopt the program despite the spiritual undertone of the program. Room was made for a variety of explanations of the concept according to how people can explain the idea of a God.
The 12 Step approaches are applied to numerous dependence and obsessive conducts going from Cocaine Anonymous to Debtors Anonymous.
The privacy of Alcoholics Anonymous membership and inadequate research results make it difficult to document the gains and success of AA 12 Step model program. Experiences of former addicts who broke their addiction using the principles contained in the traditions is a proof that it works.
Those who display sincerity in their attempt to break their reliance on alcohol and drugs receive the needed assistance from the 12-step plan. The regularly scheduled gatherings and the sponsorship system show its impact on people who had successfully beaten the problem.
The group recognizes that recovery does not end with rehab hence it is all up to the recovering patient to adapt the best plan that works for his recovery. Most participants go over these steps in the process of treatment to refresh memory and to achieve maximum impact of the success of this program.
The 12 Steps detailed by Alcoholic Anonymous are the following:
While the 12 steps is directed to each alcoholic, the 12 traditions is directed to the group. They are defined and described in the "Big Book", the main piece of literature the Alcoholics Anonymous have.
A number of 12-step groups have designed their own 12 traditions to suit their circumstance and recovery program.
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The 12 traditions are:
Are you looking for a 12-Step program that will help you overcome your trouble of addiction? If 50,000 Alcoholics Anonymous groups nationwide statistics is anything to go by, your life could also change through enrolling and participating in this life transforming program.