Programs With Twelve Steps support-groups

The Goal Of The 12 Steps

The "12 steps" and "12 traditions" are one of the eldest programs for treating addiction, and is highly regarded as one of the best styles to approach any sort of addiction.


The finest method to beat dependence from alcohol is the 12 Steps which was shaped by the forefathers of Alcoholic Anonymous It gained its popularity from its early successful implementation in beating alcohol abuse that the drug rehab treatment adapted its own version of the 12-step program. Many nonbelievers have relied on the 12 Steps describing it very supportive despite the fact that it is strongly spiritual. The language use incorporated the term "God" in many ways, so that each group, each individual and each religious belief can interpret it in a way they will understand.


The 12 steps is also used by many other groups such as Debtors Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous as different groups were formed to handle a variety of addiction problems.


The Effectivity Of The Model

Due to the anonymous nature of the group, our data gathered is not sufficient for a conclusive report. This model is considered to be working as many testimonies have been recorded and it's very widespread.

The basic principles of support system, motivation and accountability are being employed in aid for people who are committed to getting well. Numerous ex addicts have kept away from drugs because this model offers regular meetings which increase social sustenance.


The Twelve Steps Of AA Alcoholics Anonymous

Recovery from an addiction is a lifelong mission, so there is no right or wrong way to go about the 12 step program, the patient needs to figure out the best way that will work for them. It is common for patients to have to go back and redo certain steps or even take on more than one step at a time.

As defined by the Alcoholics Anonymous, here are the 12 steps

  • We acknowledge our problem and that we are unable to overcome it by ourselves.
  • We seek the help of a support system with the power greater than us to help us recover.
  • Decided to give over our own will and our lives to the trust of God as we see and understand.
  • Soul searching is your first obligation to self evaluation.
  • Revealed the dark aspect of our behaviour to God, ourselves, and others.
  • We offer ourselves ready before our God so he can fix our disease in character.
  • We implore him to take away our weaknesses.
  • Put down on paper a list of people you owe apology seek their forgiveness to restore relationship.
  • Make amends directly to those we have harmed save when our efforts will further hurt or harm them.
  • Admit to being wrong when we are so and continue to make inventories of ourselves.
  • Pursued through prayer and contemplation to enhance our conscious interaction with God as we acknowledge him, asking only for awareness of his desire for us and the ability to execute it.
  • The outcome of the 12 step program prompts you to apply the same principles learned in this program to all other areas of your upon experiencing spiritual awakening.

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The 12 Group Traditions

This aspect of the program addresses the group in contrast to the individual approach of the 12-step program. The bible of Alcoholics Anonymous is the so called Big Book which contains the traditions.

Similar 12-step programs trace their origin to Alcoholics Anonymous the 12 traditions recovery plan.

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Below are the 12 Traditions of the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

  • Our shared welfare should be our first priority; individual recovery can only occur with the unity of the AA.
  • For the sake of our group there is one unique power - a caring God as He may manifest Himself in our group morality.
  • AA has trusted servants who share concerns with the led.
  • There is but 1 requirement to enter the AA, the need to quit drinking.
  • If a matter does not have a general effect on AA or other groups, it should be treated as the responsibility of the group facing it as each group is independent of the other groups.
  • Every group has one important aim - bring the message to any alcoholic that is suffering from alcohol addiction.
  • The objective of the group should not be jeopardized by mundane issues outside the only goal of the group in matters relating to financial issues, as such, AA group will not support any financial transactions outside the scope of the group.
  • External financial help has to be refused because every AA group should completely rely on itself.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous should always be unprofessional, but our service centres may hire special workers.
  • There may be committees or boards that will handle the affairs of members of their group while the group itself will not come together.
  • In its entirety, AA expresses no statements or opinions about anything that are subject to public interest.
  • We base our relations policy on attraction over promotion, we should always keep our anonymity from the TV, radio, film and press.
  • The principles of the group is above anything else, as our traditions are built on remaining anonymous.

Finding Treatment For You

Are you looking for a 12-Step program that will help you overcome your trouble of addiction? You will discover the right program that suits you with more than 50,000 Alcoholics Anonymous groups spread all over the nation (and thousands of other Anonymous groups that work with different substance abuse).