The Reason For Twelve Steps
Alcoholics Anonymous and similar 12 steps classical programs are held in high esteem as standard methods of recovery interventions for all kinds of addiction with a great deal of success.
Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Steps is a step by step guideline to assist drug and alcoholic addicts overcome vain attempt to quit at their will. 12 Step program traces its roots to Alcoholics Anonymous but is today popularly used by support groups for all kinds of addictions. Many people who have no affiliation to any religious group also adopt the program despite the spiritual undertone of the program. The tone of voice used in Alcoholics Anonymous 12 step program emphasizes the role of God's power and in the intervention regardless of varied interpretations and beliefs on the existence of Supreme Being.
The 12 Step approaches are applied to numerous dependence and obsessive conducts going from Cocaine Anonymous to Debtors Anonymous.
How The Model Works
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.
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.
The Twelve Steps Of AA Alcoholics Anonymous
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.
These are the Alcoholics Anonymous' 12 steps
- Acknowledging your life is controlled by alcohol - makes the difference in shifting focus and attention to treatment.
- We seek the help of a support system with the power greater than us to help us recover.
- Decided to give over our own will and our lives to the trust of God as we see and understand.
- Drafted a probing and courageous moral record of ourselves.
- We open up to God, to ourselves and to other humans the errors of our ways and the wrongdoings we have done.
- We humbly want God to help us eliminate our shortcomings.
- We implore in all modesty before our God for the forgiveness of our mistakes.
- Put down on paper a list of people you owe apology seek their forgiveness to restore relationship.
- Made direct compensations to these people every time is possible excluding those times that it can cause troubles.
- Accept we are at fault whenever we realize that during personal assessment.
- We desire to have a better relationship with God according to our knowledge, and solicit for his assistance to understand him better and give us what we need to carry out what He plans for us through prayer and deliberation.
- The outcome of the 12 step program prompts you to apply the same principles learned in this program to all other areas of your upon experiencing spiritual awakening.
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The 12 Expected Practices
12 Traditions primarily target Alcoholics Anonymous group members, in addition to paying special attention and focus on individual transformation during the process. They are defined and described in the "Big Book", the main piece of literature the Alcoholics Anonymous have.
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
- Individual recovery hinges on AA unity, leading to the organization's overall objective.
- In our community purpose there is only one true authority - a loving and giving God that will depict Himself in our group conscience.
- AA has trusted servants who share concerns with the led.
- The readiness to quit alcoholic beverages is what a person needs to become a member of AA.
- Every chapter or branch of AA is independent with the exception of matters that impacts other chapters or the entire AA community.
- Getting the objective of the group to other ignorant alcoholics is the only goal of the group.
- 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.
- Financial assistance from external sources should not be accepted by members of the group as each member is expected to be self-sufficient.
- Alcoholics Anonymous is not a career opportunity, yet the centres engage services of professionals.
- There may be committees or boards that will handle the affairs of members of their group while the group itself will not come together.
- The group name should never be involved in anything outside its jurisdiction because the group is neutral to external issues.
- We base our relations policy on attraction over promotion, we should always keep our anonymity from the TV, radio, film and press.
- The principles of the group is above anything else, as our traditions are built on remaining anonymous.
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