This has become the standard program for recovery for almost all types of addiction.
This was originally created by the Alcoholics Anonymous group in order to beat alcohol addiction. 12 Step program traces its roots to Alcoholics Anonymous but is today popularly used by support groups for all kinds of addictions. Despite inclination to spirituality, 12 step programs are today adapted and used in non-religious settings for assistance. 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 Step approaches are applied to numerous dependence and obsessive conducts going from Cocaine Anonymous to Debtors Anonymous.
The 12 Step Programme And Its Effectiveness
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.
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 regular meetings and communication within the community helps keep spirits high and take people away from relapsing.
The Original 12 Step Programme By Alcoholics Anonymous
Those applying the program can use different techniques as each person decides what will suit him because breaking free from addiction is a permanent struggle. 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.
Take a look at explanation of 12 Alcoholics Anonymous steps:
Acknowledging your life is controlled by alcohol - makes the difference in shifting focus and attention to treatment.
We are convinced that a greater entity can take us back to normality.
We learned the importance of God and give him our spirit and our existence.
Drafted a probing and courageous moral record of ourselves.
Disclosing to God, self, family, friends your inability to overcome addiction paves the way to recovery.
We humbly want God to help us eliminate our shortcomings.
We humbly ask that he removes our shortcomings.
Prepared a list of all those people we have hurt and willing to compensate them all.
Seek restoration of broken relationships caused by addiction without strings attached by checking out with the person first.
Kept with taking a personal record and acknowledging any erroneous act.
Using the methods of praying and meditating, we seek to improve our own conscious and speak with God as we preserve him, asking only for his knowledge of will and power to carry on.
We bring this message to alcohol addicts and carry out these values in our daily life through the spiritual consciousness that emerged from these steps.
12 Traditions primarily target Alcoholics Anonymous group members, in addition to paying special attention and focus on individual transformation during the process. Definitions of traditions are contained in the Big Book, used as reference by Alcoholics Anonymous.
A number of 12-step groups have designed their own 12 traditions to suit their circumstance and recovery program.
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Below are the 12 Traditions of the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA):
The group's well-being is our top priority as it is where our individual success is dependent.
AA ultimate goal focuses on the authority of the love of God expressed through the group's common collective participation activities in sessions.
AA has trusted servants who share concerns with the led.
The readiness to quit alcoholic beverages is what a person needs to become a member of AA.
AA member group is independent and only share with other member groups matters of mutual concern.
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.
Financial assistance from external sources should not be accepted by members of the group as each member is expected to be self-sufficient.
We should maintain our "non professionalism", but the service centres we offer can employ specialist workers.
As a result, we should never be organized; but can pull together to make committees and serving boards in response to those they serve.
In its entirety, AA expresses no statements or opinions about anything that are subject to public interest.
Our matters on external policy are focused on attracting not advertising; we have to preserve our privacy with press, radio, and films.
The principles of the group is above anything else, as our traditions are built on remaining anonymous.
Do you want to stop being dependent on a substance with the help of a 12 Step program? There are thousands of Alcoholic Anonymous centres/groups across the country that could fill your needs.