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 sustenance groups shaped the 12 Steps to their type of dependence thanks to the triumph of the program especially in the beginning. 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.
Similar 12 step-programs are presently being used with a great deal of success to treat addictions and retrogressive behaviours, from Cocaine Anonymous to Debtors Anonymous.
The Effectivity Of The Model
Due to the anonymous nature installed by the AA, and lack of provided information, it is difficult to know how effective the 12-step guide actually is. We can only base its effectiveness on the success stories and how it had become popularly adopted by mainstream treatment centres.
We do know that the 12 step model provides support, encouragement and liability for anyone that generally wants to quit their addiction. The regularly scheduled gatherings and the sponsorship system show its impact on people who had successfully beaten the problem.
The Twelve Steps Of Aa 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. Some of the steps discussed in the program are repeated severally by those using the program.
As defined by the Alcoholics Anonymous, here are the 12 steps:
We gave up to alcohol - our lives have become uncontrollable.
Come to have faith in a power more immense than our own will bring us back to sanity.
We have decided to offer ourselves to our God.
Soul searching is your first obligation to self evaluation.
Revealed the dark aspect of our behaviour to God, ourselves, and others.
Be willing to let go hold on your life control to God.
Asked Him to eradicate our inadequacies.
Create a list of everyone we have hurt and pursue a path to make things right with them.
Made direct compensations to these people every time is possible excluding those times that it can cause troubles.
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.
It is our determination to teach alcoholics our resolution and make use of them in our daily lives because we have come to have a deeper understanding of our spirituality because of the steps.
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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The 12 traditions are:
Individual recovery hinges on AA unity, leading to the organization's overall objective.
For the sake of our group there is one unique power - a caring God as He may manifest Himself in our group morality.
The people at the helm of affairs of the group are not superior to others, they are there to serve us.
Our only requirement is to end our weakness to alcohol and stop the abuse.
Each individual group should be autonomous, only in situations that affect other parties of the AA as a whole will this need be accepted.
Every group has one important aim - bring the message to any alcoholic that is suffering from alcohol addiction.
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 are self-supported and should not solicit outside financial assistance.
Alcoholics Anonymous is not a career opportunity, yet the centres engage services of professionals.
There is no structural hierarchy in AA but committees can be built to service their members in need.
The group name should never be involved in anything outside its jurisdiction because the group is neutral to external issues.
Our matters on external policy are focused on attracting not advertising; we have to preserve our privacy with press, radio, and films.
AA spiritual cornerstone core value for all the group's traditions is to promote principles and not personalities.
Finding Treatment For You
Do you want to overcome your dependence on alcohol and other drugs by using a proven 12-step program? There are over 50,000 national AA groups, and thousands more anonymous addiction groups for specific drugs, you are sure to find the right one for you.