12 Step

Twelve-step recovery aims to provide every individual with a successful and fulfilling life after addiction. Read about the guiding principles that has helped thousands recover their lives.

A recovering addict considers whether AA is a selfish program.

No, Alcoholics Anonymous is Not Selfish

By Jamee Larson No content available.

Focusing on oneself isn't selfish, not when you help yourself to help others. Continue Reading

An Al-Anon group meets to discuss their experiences with addiction.

What to Expect at a Al-Anon Meeting

By Liemann Valdimar No content available.

An author instructs new Al-Anon members on what will happen during their first meeting. Continue Reading

What Stuck Out to Me in My First Narcotics Anonymous Meeting

By Lisa OBrien No content available.

"When I pulled into the parking lot, the first thing I noticed was how full it was. I was so nervous. This being my first Narco... Continue Reading

What's the Real Benefit of AA?

By Tess Chedsey No content available.

With the number of sober treatment programs that incorporate the 12-Steps, it’s logical to assume that under the right circumst... Continue Reading

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7 Reasons You Shouldn't Be Ashamed of AA

By Dominica Applegate No content available.

Have you felt ashamed of AA due to the way others or the media talks about it? Well, here are 7 reasons you shouldn't be. Continue Reading

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The Basics of Al-Anon

By Rose Lockinger No content available.

If you have a family member or loved one who is struggling with alcoholism right now, then an Al-Anon meeting may be helpful fo... Continue Reading

A Guide to Writing Your 4th Step

By Liemann Valdimar No content available.

What this step really asks of the member is much deeper and thorough than anyone may realize at the outset, but with a little d... Continue Reading

Online AA Meetings: Are They Worth Attending?

By Dominica Applegate No content available.

Non-traditional online AA meetings offer various benefits to those in recovery, but it's not for everyone. We discuss the pros ... Continue Reading

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Adult Children of Alcoholics: A Quick Overview

By Kelly McClanahan No content available.

Adult Children of Alcoholics aims to help adults recover from the emotional trauma or neglect they experienced as children rais... Continue Reading

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Stop Going to Meetings

By Flower B No content available.

After being sober for a while, attending meetings can seem tedious, boring and almost pointless. Here are 7 reminders on why yo... Continue Reading

8 Ways to Be a Good Sponsor in AA

By Dominica Applegate No content available.

The support that sponsorship brings can have a huge impact in the lives of those in recovery. These 8 tips can help you give ba... Continue Reading

Why I Stopped Attending Meetings Regularly

By Cassandra Huerta No content available.

12-step meetings were a part of my recovery process but not everyone's experience ends the same. Continue Reading

5 Benefits You Gain From Step One

By Flower B No content available.

Step one relieves you of having to live up to societal expectations. Here are the top five benefits from practicing step one ev... Continue Reading

REBUTTAL to The Atlantic Article: AA Can't Just Be Written Off

By Rudolph Hatfield No content available.

Presenting a more balanced point of view on the functions of AA. Continue Reading

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12 Good Things About AA That Can't Be Overlooked

By Rudolph Hatfield No content available.

AA has gotten some flak over the years but continues to thrive. Here are 12 possible reasons why the program remains successful. Continue Reading

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