Alcoholics Anonymous and similar 12 steps classical programs are held in high esteem as standard methods of recovery interventions for all kinds of addiction with a great deal of success.
Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Steps is a step by step guideline to assist drug and alcoholic addicts overcome vain attempt to quit at their will. The program worked very well, and soon enough the success of it mean other addiction groups adapted it and changed it to match their own requirements. The 12-step program is heavily reliant on being spiritual, but despite this, a lot of nonreligious people find this approach extremely useful. The tone of voice used in Alcoholics Anonymous 12 step program emphasizes the role of God's power and in the intervention regardless of varied interpretations and beliefs on the existence of Supreme Being.
There are a lot of 12-step programs for many types of addictions and behaviour problems, all of them use the 12-step by step style to help people overcome their addiction.
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. We can only base its effectiveness on the success stories and how it had become popularly adopted by mainstream treatment centres.
The basic principles of support system, motivation and accountability are being employed in aid for people who are committed to getting well. The regularly scheduled gatherings and the sponsorship system show its impact on people who had successfully beaten the problem.
12 Steps cannot be coped with in a specific way as each one has a particular method of getting help from the program as retrieval is lasts a lifetime. Some of the steps discussed in the program are repeated severally by those using the program.
These are the Alcoholics Anonymous' 12 steps:
The 12 traditions are slightly different to the 12 steps, they will speak with the Alcoholics Anonymous as a whole, instead of speaking to the individual. Definitions of traditions are contained in the Big Book, used as reference by Alcoholics Anonymous.
Many other addiction groups have adapted the 12 traditions into their own recovery process.
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The 12 traditions are:
Would you be interested in discovering how the 12 Step program can change your addiction problem? If 50,000 Alcoholics Anonymous groups nationwide statistics is anything to go by, your life could also change through enrolling and participating in this life transforming program.