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The Twelve Steps of Recovery (also referred to as the 12 Steps) and Twelve Step Rehab Centers

The Twelve Step program was founded in 1938 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith who were both struggling with alcoholism. One of its major tenets is that its members remain anonymous which was later adopted by Twelve Step organizations Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, and other such organizations. Some many decades later, the Twelve Steps remain extremely popular and have been adopted as the foundation and model for many rehab centers in the United States.

While some of the steps have been modified by certain organizations and rehab centers for treatment specialization, the original Twelve Steps are as follows –

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.

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 shortcomings.

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. 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.

It is a fact that the Twelve Steps have saved thousands and thousands of lives. Sadly, an untreated or wrongly treated addiction will lead eventually to injury, illness, disease, hospitalization, incarceration, or death. But identifying quality rehab centers in your area and enrolling into the most appropriate program can save your life or your loved one’s life too!

There are over 11,000 drug and alcohol rehab options in the United States and a majority of them offer the Twelve Steps of recovery. Whether you are seeking Twelve Step rehab centers or a non-Twelve Step program, you should know that real recovery can be yours, but you have to be smart about your rehab plan. Your first smart move is to receive immediate, free, and confidential assistance by filling out our contact form or by calling our helpline!

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