Tag: 12 step
The Serenity Prayer
Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 step organizations use several different readings and sayings that help members. Some of these sayings are best known at meetings, others in the literature. Perhaps the best-known of these is a prayer, commonly referred to as the serenity prayer. It may be one of the first things someone learns in […]
What is a 12 Step Program?
A 12 step program normally refers to the recovery process outlined in the book Alcoholics Anonymous, that has been subsequently adopted by a number of other organisations that help people with various addictions and problems. The book Alcoholics Anonymous was written by the early members of AA, and was intended to be a record of […]
What Is So Scary About Step Four?
Step Four is often thought of as the bogeyman and is portrayed as a turning point for people once they have initially got sober. It is sometimes seen as almost a litmus test as to whether people are really willing to begin the process of facing themselves and their demons. In reality, there are really […]
What is Alcoholics Anonymous?
Most people have heard of Alcoholics Anonymous, and know that it has something to do with people stopping drinking. People also have very different and often conflicting views of what an alcoholic is, and also the difference between someone who is an alcoholic and a heavy or problem drinker. Some people are also wary of […]
What Happens at an AA Meeting?
What should in fact be a relatively simple question, is often quite difficult to answer, simply because there is normally another issue underlying it. For many people, going to an AA meeting itself is an acknowledgement or a recognition of the fact that they may have a drink problem, and this is often a huge […]
Can an Atheist Get Sober in AA?
Apologies at the outset if this seems a slightly patronising question (which it is) but it is one that a number of people do ask, and is generally around the so called issue of the God question in AA. The history of AA largely revolves around the experience of people’s understanding and interpretation of God, […]
What Is A Christian Rehab ?
Most rehabs will offer some part of their treatment program or focus on the spiritual aspects of recovery. Some will be more forthcoming than others, emphasising that the spiritual element of a 12 step program is an important one in any recovery. Others will play the spiritual element down a bit, realising that the overall […]
How Good Are Non 12 Step Rehabs ?
Very few treatment centers will actually declare themselves as non-12-step based, but many will offer alternative programs that are designed to help people deal with alcoholism and addiction, but which use no part of a 12 step program in their recovery. Sometimes this is because these rehabs believe the 12 step model is in some […]
What Are Treatment Options For Alcoholism?
Anyone looking for help to get sober or stop drinking has a number of options, which can make the process both a bit more confusing and a bit more difficult knowing which way to go. Some people will get sober on their own without any intervention or help to all, but the majority will need […]
12 STEPS TREATMENT
The 12 steps treatment program of Alcoholics Anonymous has become widely regarded as a yardstick for recovery from alcoholism, whether it be practised within the organisation of Alcoholics Anonymous, or in a rehab or treatment center. The phrase 12 steps has become widely used, and often misinterpreted in terms of what they really mean. This […]