The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Annoyance

The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Annoyance has been emulated throughout the years and provides the foundation to various off-shoot programs that found the benefits of the program created by Dr. Bob and Bill W.. Born out of the oxford group to be one of the most tried and true effective measure in combating addiction. The 12 steps were designed to be followed in order and to be taken when one was ready. It is found to be perfectly acceptable to take longer periods with some steps more so than others. Through the assistance of a sponsor, one navigating the 12-step program will find themselves with the support and answers they will need. The biggest component of the program is a desire and willingness to transform addiction into sobriety.

  1. “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol, that our lives had become unmanageable.” 
  2. “Come to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity” 
  3. “Mad a decision to turn over their 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 shortcoming”. 
  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. Ought 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 of our affairs.”. 

Each of these steps provides the foundation of how AA works for its members it provides instructions through the use of a sponsor to navigate through each step when the member is ready. It is difficult to measure the success rate of Alcoholics Annoyance. In some studies, it is revealed that AA provides a rate of success between 5% & 10 %. While internal reviews show the AA lends up to a 75 % success rate. However, arguments can be made for and against the success rate calculated by AA’s internal review. The shortcoming of the AA internal survey of sobriety shows that outcome studies have not been conducted or dropout rates of members. Granted this argument against AA’s internal review and success rate can be explained by the organization’s rule of amenity. Which gives its member the right not to be known? Such studies into dropout rates and the outcome would cause the member to lose their amenity.

References
Friedman, R. A. (2014, May 5). ‘The sober truth’: Seeing bad science in rehab. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/06/health/the-sober-truth-seeing-bad-science-in-rehab.html?_r=1

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Hi, and thank you for joining me on my new site. Here I want to take time to discuss different aspects of Mental Health that I have observed over the last 17 years. I wanted to use this blog as an opportunity to discuss research, personal experience, and though the comment section have you the reader share your personal experience with mental health either yours or in a support role for your loved ones. Here on this form I will be targeting topic such as personality disorders, Autism, addiction, and other such aspect that effect many of us throughout the course of our lives. It is my hope through sharing information we can learn from each other.

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