Alcoholics Anonymous

Is a 12 Step AA Program Right for Me?

There are many different opinions about 12 step programs. Some people swear by them, while others consider them cults. In reality, they offer a lot of help to people who need their unique services. There are a few questions you need to ask yourself before deciding whether a 12 step AA program is right for ….

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Why Is the Fellowship So Important in AA?

When people talk about AA, NA, and other 12 step groups, they’ll often mention the fellowship. But what is the fellowship? And how do you become a part of it? The 12 Step Fellowship When it comes to 12 step meetings and programs, there are two different aspects to consider. There’s the program, including the ….

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What Is the Big Book?

If you’re new to the 12 steps, you’re bound to hear references to the Big Book at just about every meeting you attend. But what is it? And why is it so important in AA and other 12 step programs? While everyone calls it the Big Book, what they’re actually referring to is the book ….

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The History of Alcoholics Anonymous

Most everyone knows that an A.A. meeting is due to the mention in movies, TV shows, books, and more. According to the NCBI, Alcoholics Anonymous began in 1935 and has grown to become the most popular self-help organization in the world. But where did it start and how did it become what it is today? ….

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The Meaning Behind the Serenity Prayer

According to Alcoholics Anonymous, the serenity prayer is a prayer said at the beginning and sometimes the ending of every Alcoholics Anonymous or 12 Step meeting. This prayer is meaningful to the recovering addicts who say it and to those that have been harmed by drugs and alcohol. What is the Serenity Prayer? Introduced to ….

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Are 12 Step Programs Really Anonymous?

Everyone has heard the term anonymous when they talk about 12 step programs. It is important to think about the context of these meetings being anonymous. 12 step programs rely on people wanting to remain anonymous themselves. It counts on people’s desire to remain anonymous themselves. There are no guaranties when it comes to anonymity. ….

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AA: An in Depth Look at Step 5

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the number one priority for a substance abuse treatment program is to help people live addiction free. One of the most common programs is Alcoholics Anonymous, a community based program involves alcoholics helping other alcoholics recovery from alcohol addiction. This program is comprised of 12 steps. Each ….

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AA: An In Depth Look at Step 4

Alcoholics Anonymous is a community support group that focuses on different aspects of recovery and helping others achieve them. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, one of the goals of any substance abuse program is to help a person who is suffering from addiction find normalcy in their life. Alcoholics Anonymous breaks this ….

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Early History of Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous has been helping to treat alcoholism, and end the cycle of alcohol addiction for more than 80 years. Their longevity is primarily due to their simple philosophies, adopted from the Oxford Group, and the attitude of mutual help. To better understand these philosophies and attitude, it is important to know the early history ….

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5 Top Lessons from The Big Book of AA

There are many resources that provide help to people who are addicted to alcohol. While some people are able to overcome an addiction on their own, others need as much help as they can get. Once a person makes his or her way through a treatment program, they may wish to continue with a similar ….

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