This has become the standard program for recovery for almost all types of addiction.
This was originally created by the Alcoholics Anonymous group in order to beat alcohol addiction. 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. Room was made for a variety of explanations of the concept according to how people can explain the idea of a God.
The 12 steps is also used by many other groups such as Debtors Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous as different groups were formed to handle a variety of addiction problems.
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. Nevertheless, the popularity as well as success stories recounting recovery from addiction indicate milestone progress and position of the program.
The basic principles of support system, motivation and accountability are being employed in aid for people who are committed to getting well. The regular meetings and communication within the community helps keep spirits high and take people away from relapsing.
Those applying the program can use different techniques as each person decides what will suit him because breaking free from addiction is a permanent struggle. Some of the steps discussed in the program are repeated severally by those using the program.
Below is Alcoholics Anonymous' version:
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.
Similar 12-step programs trace their origin to Alcoholics Anonymous the 12 traditions recovery plan.
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Here are the 12 traditions:
It is important to make the decision now and take advantage of a therapeutic program that incorporates the 12-step process. 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.