Posted on August 17, 2012
Last modified on April 1, 2019
Twelve-step groups are a popular and effective tool for addiction recovery. The 12-step format helps people to quit their addictions and to maintain sobriety while being surrounded by mentors and friends in the process. Many 12-step groups are conducted on a drop-in basis, so you can come when you need to. You’ll find 12-step groups run by programs like Alcoholics Anonymous across the country and even around the world, meaning that you can have a steady support system no matter where you travel.
In summary, the 12 Steps are:
Programs that follow the 12-step format are available for people struggling with addictions to alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, food and nicotine. Additionally, programs are available that cater to the loved ones of addicts, who often benefit from the supportive environment that a 12-step group provides.
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