Addiction

Meetings: 12 Step Basics

Meetings: 12 Step Basics

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So how do you know you belong in a meeting? The 12 Traditions of the 12 Step programs address this in Tradition 3: The only requirement for (A.A.) membership is a desire to stop (drinking). Thus, eligibility to attend is based off of having a common problem and having the desire to be free of it. It really is that simple..."

Exploring the 12 Step Programs Part 1: General Introduction

Exploring the 12 Step Programs Part 1: General Introduction

"...From the beginning it was emphasized as a spiritual program built on spiritual experience and spiritual awakening. Over time they developed a text commonly known as the “Big Book.” Within it they outline what alcoholism was like, what happened and what it is like now—their stories, their working of 12 Steps of recovery, and a new manner of living based on solutions and spiritual connectedness."