The "12 steps" and "12 traditions" are one of the eldest programs for treating addiction, and is highly regarded as one of the best styles to approach any sort of addiction.
The finest method to beat dependence from alcohol is the 12 Steps which was shaped by the forefathers of Alcoholic Anonymous 12 Step program traces its roots to Alcoholics Anonymous but is today popularly used by support groups for all kinds of addictions. Despite inclination to spirituality, 12 step programs are today adapted and used in non-religious settings for assistance. 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 12 Step Programme And Its Effectiveness
It is not easy to infer if the 12 Step model is functional because of the privacy of the program and absence of official research. We can only base its effectiveness on the success stories and how it had become popularly adopted by mainstream treatment centres.
Those who display sincerity in their attempt to break their reliance on alcohol and drugs receive the needed assistance from the 12-step plan. Numerous ex addicts have kept away from drugs because this model offers regular meetings which increase social sustenance.
Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve Step Programme
There is no one quick fix it for all method approaches to 12 step program provided the overall objective is achieved regardless of different ways of 12 steps interpretations. Some of the steps discussed in the program are repeated severally by those using the program.
As defined by the Alcoholics Anonymous, here are the 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.
We learned the importance of God and give him our spirit and our existence.
Drafted a probing and courageous moral record of ourselves.
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.
We implore in all modesty before our God for the forgiveness of our mistakes.
Make amends to all the people we hurt.
Make amends directly to those we have harmed save when our efforts will further hurt or harm them.
Kept with taking a personal record and acknowledging any erroneous act.
Continue to implore the blessing of our almighty God through prayers and reflections to further improve our communication with him.
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.
12 Traditions primarily target Alcoholics Anonymous group members, in addition to paying special attention and focus on individual transformation during the process. These governing traditions are stipulated and defined in the Big Book as the official literature of Alcoholics Anonymous.
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:
Our shared well-being should be given priority; individual retrieval is possible with AA unity.
For the sake of our group there is one unique power - a caring God as He may manifest Himself in our group morality.
Our own leaders are but disciples; they do not rule over us.
The will to give up drinking is the only condition for AA memberships.
AA member group is independent and only share with other member groups matters of mutual concern.
Every group has one important aim - bring the message to any alcoholic that is suffering from alcohol addiction.
AA discourages lending finances or approving other outside facilities to benefit from the organization's structure to avoid conflict of interest that could distract the group from pursuing the overall group's common purpose.
AA groups should be able to support themselves individually, and decline any help from outside organisations.
We should maintain our "non professionalism", but the service centres we offer can employ specialist workers.
AA shouldn't be prearranged; we may form service boards or teams which are in charge of those they help.
The AA name cannot be involved in public matters because Alcoholics Anonymous has no judgment on external things.
We base our relations policy on attraction over promotion, we should always keep our anonymity from the TV, radio, film and press.
AA spiritual cornerstone core value for all the group's traditions is to promote principles and not personalities.
Do you want to overcome your dependence on alcohol and other drugs by using a proven 12-step program? There are over 50,000 national AA groups, and thousands more anonymous addiction groups for specific drugs, you are sure to find the right one for you.