The Secret Of 12 Steps To Success
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.
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. Many people who have no affiliation to any religious group also adopt the program despite the spiritual undertone of the program. Room was made for a variety of explanations of the concept according to how people can explain the idea of a God.
This 12-step addiction regimen has become the standard guideline in beating addiction by other groups that manage support groups like Cocaine Anonymous and Debtors Anonymous.
Does The Programme Work
Due to the anonymous nature of the group, our data gathered is not sufficient for a conclusive report. Experiences of former addicts who broke their addiction using the principles contained in the traditions is a proof that it works.
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 Steps Of AA 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. It is common for patients to have to go back and redo certain steps or even take on more than one step at a time.
These are the Alcoholics Anonymous' 12 steps
- We acknowledge our problem and that we are unable to overcome it by ourselves.
- We are convinced that a greater entity can take us back to normality.
- Giving ourselves to God according to our understanding is what we have agreed to do so that he will help us.
- Find ourselves and examine our moral strengths.
- Accept our sins in the eyes of everyone including God and work for atonement.
- We offer ourselves ready before our God so he can fix our disease in character.
- 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 sufficient amends with these people when possible, except when this would harm them or other close to them.
- Accept we are at fault whenever we realize that during personal assessment.
- Continue to implore the blessing of our almighty God through prayers and reflections to further improve our communication with him.
- Achieving spiritual enlightenment with these steps, we wield ourselves as instruments in helping others who are suffering what we had suffered before.
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The Twelve Traditions Book
This aspect of the program addresses the group in contrast to the individual approach of the 12-step program. Definitions of traditions are contained in the Big Book, used as reference by Alcoholics Anonymous.
The 12 traditions are often applied to other retrieval plans by most 12-step groups.
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Below are the 12 Traditions of the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
- Our shared welfare should be our first priority; individual recovery can only occur with the unity of the AA.
- God, with his love, is our principal source of instruction in this group according to how He instructs and treats the group.
- Our leaders are not reliable servants; they don't lead.
- There is but 1 requirement to enter the AA, the need to quit drinking.
- Each group should be independent apart from things which can involve other groups or AA.
- Every group has one important aim - bring the message to any alcoholic that is suffering from alcohol addiction.
- The objective of the group should not be jeopardized by mundane issues outside the only goal of the group in matters relating to financial issues, as such, AA group will not support any financial transactions outside the scope of the group.
- Each group is totally independent with no access to an external financial source.
- While our activities may require having specialized professionals in our employment, the group itself does not lean towards professionals.
- There is no structural hierarchy in AA but committees can be built to service their members in need.
- AA does not engage on matters outside the group's primary concerns and do not take part in public debate.
- AA representation through the press, radio and film is anonymous and there is no hierarchy structure in place to govern different group's public relations.
- Privacy is the spiritual pillar of all our values, remarking that values are placed before personalities.
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