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Programs With Twelve Steps

The 12 Step Programme And The Purpose

This has become the standard program for recovery for almost all types of addiction.


Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Steps is a step by step guideline to assist drug and alcoholic addicts overcome vain attempt to quit at their will. Other groups that were formed to battle dependence on drugs and alcohol incorporated the guidelines into their rules due to the general acceptance and wonderful result of the 12-step program. Despite inclination to spirituality, 12 step programs are today adapted and used in non-religious settings for assistance. Room was made for a variety of explanations of the concept according to how people can explain the idea of a God.


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.


Does The Programme Work

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. However, with the popularity the 12-step program has, and the personal success stories that are available, it is easy to suggest the model is effective.

The basic principles of support system, motivation and accountability are being employed in aid for people who are committed to getting well. Many people have recorded success in their struggles with addiction because of the encouragement received from associating with members of the group and the measures put in place to help members of the group.


The Twelve Steps Of Aa Alcoholics Anonymous

There is no one quick fix it for all method approaches to 12 step program provided the overall objective is achieved regardless of different ways of 12 steps interpretations. Some of the steps discussed in the program are repeated severally by those using the program.

The 12 Steps detailed by Alcoholic Anonymous are the following:

  • We now accept the fact that we cannot control our lives but depend on alcohol because we have no control over our reliance on alcohol.
  • Getting back to our senses depends on a power that is more than ours.
  • We have decided to offer ourselves to our God.
  • Self-appraisal is what we have done without any reservations.
  • Disclosing to God, self, family, friends your inability to overcome addiction paves the way to recovery.
  • We are ready for God to rid the bad characteristics in us.
  • Asked Him to eradicate our inadequacies.
  • Put down on paper a list of people you owe apology seek their forgiveness to restore relationship.
  • Made sufficient amends with these people when possible, except when this would harm them or other close to them.
  • Make a daily examination of ourselves and acknowledge our shortcomings and accept it.
  • Continue to implore the blessing of our almighty God through prayers and reflections to further improve our communication with him.
  • 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 Expected Practices

While the 12 steps is directed to each alcoholic, the 12 traditions is directed to the group. 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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The 12 traditions are:

  • Individual recovery hinges on AA unity, leading to the organization's overall objective.
  • God, with his love, is our principal source of instruction in this group according to how He instructs and treats the group.
  • Our leaders are our servants, we are governed by our traditions and not by them.
  • The will to give up drinking is the only condition for AA memberships.
  • Each group should be independent apart from things which can involve other groups or AA.
  • Getting the objective of the group to other ignorant alcoholics is the only goal of the group.
  • AA discourages lending finances or approving other outside facilities to benefit from the organization's structure to avoid conflict of interest that could distract the group from pursuing the overall group's common purpose.
  • AA groups should be able to support themselves individually, and decline any help from outside organisations.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous is not a career opportunity, yet the centres engage services of professionals.
  • AA shouldn't be prearranged; we may form service boards or teams which are in charge of those they help.
  • In its entirety, AA expresses no statements or opinions about anything that are subject to public interest.
  • AA representation through the press, radio and film is anonymous and there is no hierarchy structure in place to govern different group's public relations.
  • Being anonymous is the foundation of all spiritual traditions, keeping us close to remembering to value principles over personalities.

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