The Secret Of 12 Steps To Success
This has become the standard program for recovery for almost all types of addiction.
The finest method to beat dependence from alcohol is the 12 Steps which was shaped by the forefathers of Alcoholic Anonymous 12 Step program traces its roots to Alcoholics Anonymous but is today popularly used by support groups for all kinds of addictions. Many nonbelievers have relied on the 12 Steps describing it very supportive despite the fact that it is strongly spiritual. 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.
Does The Programme Work
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. This model program fosters unity in diversity during group members' regular meetings to encourage and challenge one another to focus on sobriety.
The Twelve Step Plan With 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. Some patients take on multiple steps at a time while some feel the need to step back and redo a previous step if they feel that it helps in tackling the current progress that they have.
Take a look at explanation of 12 Alcoholics Anonymous steps
- We acknowledge our problem and that we are unable to overcome it by ourselves.
- Belief in supernatural power to strengthen your resolve to walk through the recovery path.
- We learned the importance of God and give him our spirit and our existence.
- Drafted a probing and courageous moral record of ourselves.
- We open up to God, to ourselves and to other humans the errors of our ways and the wrongdoings we have done.
- We offer ourselves ready before our God so he can fix our disease in character.
- We humbly ask that he removes our shortcomings.
- Create a list of everyone we have hurt and pursue a path to make things right with them.
- 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.
- 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.
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The Book Of Twelve Traditions
12 Traditions primarily target Alcoholics Anonymous group members, in addition to paying special attention and focus on individual transformation during the process. These governing traditions are stipulated and defined in the Big Book as the official literature of Alcoholics Anonymous.
These traditions have been used by some groups that use the 12 steps as part of their method to help people overcome addiction.
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The 12 traditions are listed below
- Our shared well-being should be given priority; individual retrieval is possible with AA unity.
- 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.
- AA group membership joining requirement depends on the wish to stop 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.
- There is only one purpose per group, and that is the help those are still under the clutches of alcohol.
- AA groups will never finance, lend or give the AA name to a group outside of the community, no issues with money, location or prestige should pull us away from our initial aim.
- Each group is totally independent with no access to an external financial source.
- Alcoholics Anonymous should always be unprofessional, but our service centres may hire special workers.
- AA groups have no structure model to emulate, but work through appointed board members charged with responsibilities of direct service to the group.
- AA does not engage on matters outside the group's primary concerns and do not take part in public debate.
- We maintain our anonymity at all media levels and we do not promote any issues or advocacy except that we care for the alcoholics.
- Privacy is the spiritual pillar of all our values, remarking that values are placed before personalities.
Would you be interested in discovering how the 12 Step program can change your addiction problem? You may find the right group for you as there are over 50,000 groups that cater to the needs of a variety of addiction issues.