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The Secret Of 12 Steps To Success

The "12 steps" and "12 traditions" are one of the eldest programs for treating addiction, and is highly regarded as one of the best styles to approach any sort 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. The 12-step program is heavily reliant on being spiritual, but despite this, a lot of nonreligious people find this approach extremely useful. Room was made for a variety of explanations of the concept according to how people can explain the idea of a God.


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.


How The Model Works

Due to the anonymous nature of the group, our data gathered is not sufficient for a conclusive report. 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. Numerous ex addicts have kept away from drugs because this model offers regular meetings which increase social sustenance.


The Twelve Step Plan With Alcoholics Anonymous

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. As a matter of fact, some aspects are usually reconsidered or challenged individually or as a whole.

As defined by the Alcoholics Anonymous, here are the 12 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.
  • Decided to give over our own will and our lives to the trust of God as we see and understand.
  • Made a full and thorough inventory of our moral capability.
  • Disclosing to God, self, family, friends your inability to overcome addiction paves the way to recovery.
  • Were prepared to have God eradicate all these flaws of personality.
  • We implore him to take away our weaknesses.
  • Make amends to all the people we hurt.
  • Make amends directly to those we have harmed save when our efforts will further hurt or harm them.
  • Self-evaluation is a continuous process on the road to recovery, and admit wrong.
  • Seek consolation from God through prayer and quiet time to understand and increase your knowledge of God's love help you to get a new sense of direction and perspective in future life.
  • 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 12 Group Traditions

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. The bible of Alcoholics Anonymous is the so called Big Book which contains the traditions.

A number of 12-step groups have designed their own 12 traditions to suit their circumstance and recovery program.

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The 12 traditions are listed below

  • Our shared welfare should be our first priority; individual recovery can only occur with the unity of the AA.
  • The ultimate authority of our group rests in one God and let it be manifested in our group's conscience.
  • Our own leaders are but disciples; they do not rule over us.
  • 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.
  • There is only one purpose per group, and that is the help those are still under the clutches of alcohol.
  • Each AA group should never be strayed from our main goal which could be affected from money issues, possession, and fame and the AA name should not be associated to any external firm or facility.
  • Financial assistance from external sources should not be accepted by members of the group as each member is expected to be self-sufficient.
  • While our activities may require having specialized professionals in our employment, the group itself does not lean towards professionals.
  • As a result, we should never be organized; but can pull together to make committees and serving boards in response to those they serve.
  • 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.
  • AA spiritual cornerstone core value for all the group's traditions is to promote principles and not personalities.

Seeking Treatment

Are you looking for a 12-Step program that will help you overcome your trouble of addiction? 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.