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Unformatted text preview: TwelveStep Programs Things to know & think about
Things to know: What is the original 12 step program on which most other 12 step program are based & what are the basic principles? What are the 3 main areas that summarize the 12 steps? If I gave you a step could you tell me what the idea is & what area it belongs too (w/out the number)? What are the tools of 12 step programs? Things to think about: What elements of the 12 step programs seem to be most effective? What elements of the 12 step programs seem to be least effective? How could you help a client struggling with the “higher power” concept? Alcoholics Anonymous Medical model Abstinencebased Meetings – Open or closed – Speaker vs. discussion Peersupport Sponsorship 12 Steps and 12 Traditions Some Other 12Step Programs AlAnon Narcotics Anonymous NarAnon Cocaine Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous Codependents Anonymous Sex Addicts Anonymous Gamblers Anonymous Debtors Anonymous Etc………. The 12 Suggested Steps of AA Surrender Housecleaning Maintenance Surrender
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. Housecleaning
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. 4. 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 amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Maintenance
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. Some Tools of 12Step Programs Attending meetings “Working” steps Relationship with sponsor Service Anniversaries List of people to call Literature Prayer and meditation Acceptance Gratitude Slogans ...
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- Spring '09