12 Step Programs

The 12 Step Programs

12 Step Programs A twelve-step program can be simply defined as a set of 12 guiding principles that are also often considered as spiritual principles by members. These 12 steps are structured to outline a course of action that helps members tackle their problems that might include alcoholism, drug addiction and compulsion during drug rehab process.

What are the Original 12 Steps?

The following are the original twelve steps as published by Alcoholics Anonymous:

  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

 

How 12 Step Programs Have Evolved

Originally as mentioned above, the 12 step program was developed specifically for people suffering from alcoholism. However, with time these 12-steps have evolved considerably.   12 step program now caters to:

  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Cocaine Anonymous
  • Crystal Meth Anonymous
  • Pills Anonymous
  • Marijuana Anonymous
  • Nicotine Anonymous
  • Gamblers Anonymous
  • Overeaters Anonymous
  • Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
  • Sexual Compulsives Anonymous
  • Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous,
  • Workaholics Anonymous.

Find a 12 Step Program in Florida

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