This has become the standard program for recovery for almost all types of addiction.
The finest method to beat dependence from alcohol is the 12 Steps which was shaped by the forefathers of Alcoholic Anonymous 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. Despite inclination to spirituality, 12 step programs are today adapted and used in non-religious settings for assistance. The language use incorporated the term "God" in many ways, so that each group, each individual and each religious belief can interpret it in a way they will understand.
Similar 12 step-programs are presently being used with a great deal of success to treat addictions and retrogressive behaviours, from Cocaine Anonymous to Debtors Anonymous.
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.
Those who display sincerity in their attempt to break their reliance on alcohol and drugs receive the needed assistance from the 12-step plan. Many people have recorded success in their struggles with addiction because of the encouragement received from associating with members of the group and the measures put in place to help members of the group.
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. 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.
As defined by the Alcoholics Anonymous, here are the 12 steps:
While the steps are directed to the single person, the 12 Traditions are referred to the participants of Alcoholics Anonymous as a whole. 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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The 12 traditions are:
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