This has become the standard program for recovery for almost all types of addiction.
Those who came up with the idea of Alcoholics Anonymous established these 12-step instructions to guide people who want to break their reliance on alcohol. 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. Different understandings and religious ideologies are permitted as one of the principal aspects is the manifestation of God as the individual attending imagines him.
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 Effectivity Of The Model
Due to the anonymous nature of the group, our data gathered is not sufficient for a conclusive report. This model is considered to be working as many testimonies have been recorded and it's very widespread.
12 Step model program is noted for support, encouragement and accountability by those who have been there done and have overcome addiction. This model program fosters unity in diversity during group members' regular meetings to encourage and challenge one another to focus on sobriety.
Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve Step Programme
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. Most participants go over these steps in the process of treatment to refresh memory and to achieve maximum impact of the success of this program.
Take a look at explanation of 12 Alcoholics Anonymous steps:
We acknowledge our problem and that we are unable to overcome it by ourselves.
Come to have faith in a power more immense than our own will bring us back to sanity.
We learned the importance of God and give him our spirit and our existence.
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.
We humbly want God to help us eliminate our shortcomings.
Ask God's assistance to mend your ways.
Put down on paper a list of people you owe apology seek their forgiveness to restore relationship.
Make amends directly to those we have harmed save when our efforts will further hurt or harm them.
Make a daily examination of ourselves and acknowledge our shortcomings and accept it.
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.
Having been the centre of a "spiritual awakening" we will carry on the message to alcoholics and continue to practice what we speak.
While the steps are directed to the single person, the 12 Traditions are referred to the participants of Alcoholics Anonymous as a whole. 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):
The group's well-being is our top priority as it is where our individual success is dependent.
In our community purpose there is only one true authority - a loving and giving God that will depict Himself in our group conscience.
Our leaders are not reliable servants; they don't lead.
There is but 1 requirement to enter the AA, the need to quit drinking.
Every chapter or branch of AA is independent with the exception of matters that impacts other chapters or the entire AA community.
Every group has one important aim - bring the message to any alcoholic that is suffering from alcohol addiction.
Each group/chapter abstains from activities that deviate from our single purpose and should never get involved with any financial or enterprising endeavours.
External financial help has to be refused because every AA group should completely rely on itself.
Alcoholics Anonymous is not a career opportunity, yet the centres engage services of professionals.
AA shouldn't be prearranged; we may form service boards or teams which are in charge of those they help.
In its entirety, AA expresses no statements or opinions about anything that are subject to public interest.
We base our relations policy on attraction over promotion, we should always keep our anonymity from the TV, radio, film and press.
Privacy is the spiritual pillar of all our values, remarking that values are placed before personalities.
Are you looking for a 12-Step program that will help you overcome your trouble of addiction? There are thousands of Alcoholic Anonymous centres/groups across the country that could fill your needs.