The 12 steps and traditions, known as the Alcoholics Anonymous, is one of the earliest programs designed to help people through recovery and is regarded by many as the yardstick for assessing any program that claims to help people break free from reliance on any substance or alcohol.
This was originally created by the Alcoholics Anonymous group in order to beat alcohol addiction. It gained its popularity from its early successful implementation in beating alcohol abuse that the drug rehab treatment adapted its own version of the 12-step program. Many people who have no affiliation to any religious group also adopt the program despite the spiritual undertone of the program. It has become known as a guiding fundamental summarizing the course of action in recovering from any compulsive and dependency to commonly abused substances.
The 12 Step approaches are applied to numerous dependence and obsessive conducts going from Cocaine Anonymous to Debtors Anonymous.
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. Nevertheless, the popularity as well as success stories recounting recovery from addiction indicate milestone progress and position of the program.
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 regularly scheduled gatherings and the sponsorship system show its impact on people who had successfully beaten the problem.
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 of the steps discussed in the program are repeated severally by those using the program.
The 12 Steps detailed by Alcoholic Anonymous are the following:
While the 12 steps is directed to each alcoholic, the 12 traditions is directed to the group. Alcoholics Anonymous are directed according to the principles in a book known as the Big Book.
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:
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