Tradition Nine | 12 Step Recovery

Tradition Nine

“N.A., as such, ought never be organized, but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.” By the 1970’s, Narcotics Anonymous had come of age and established itself as a proven program of recovery for those who suffered from the disease of addiction. Hundreds of addicts worked thousands of hours to complete a book that would be titled ‘The Basic Text’

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Steps to Alcohol Recovery | 12 Step Recovery

Steps To Alcohol Recovery

Alcohol Alcohol is the product of fermentation of grains, fruits or vegetables where naturally occurring sugars are transformed. The production of commercial and home based products includes the addition of sugar to increase the yield of alcohol. Naturally fermented alcohol products can contain 4-6% alcohol by volume but as the alcohol content increases, the yeast that produces it starts to die. Sometimes these products have a

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Tradition Eight | 12 Step Recovery

Tradition Eight

“Narcotics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.” Self-Obsession and Early Struggles with a New Way to Live. Nothing seems to frustrate me more than arguing with the stupid opinions of others. I found it was easy in early recovery to be right about so many things. My preconceived notions about what, how, and why things are the way they

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12 Step to Recovery | 12 Step Recovery

12 Step to Recovery

Recovery For a long time addiction was thought to be an incurable illness or moral failing. Early attempts to assist those who suffered were not always successful and often any success was difficult to duplicate. There were very few centers that offered any kind of treatment and recovery was not possible was a common view held by many. Many things changed with the development of the

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What is the 12 Step Program? | 12 Step Recovery

What is the 12 Step Program?

Evolution of the 12 Step Program In the 1930’s from the ashes of many tolerance movements for alcohol abuse rose the first 12 Step program called Alcoholics Anonymous. During the 1930’s a Christian based movement known as the Oxford Groups were finding success based on the premise that all of the personal problems an individual might face are based on fear and selfishness. The Oxford Groups

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