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12 Questions About the 12-Steps: Do I have to talk? 
Apr 26, 2017

  If you go to a 12-Step meeting, do you have to talk? The short answer is no. You will never be forced to share. If you are asked, you can decline. Not sharing at your first (or first few) meetings is fine and normal! It gives you time to feel comfortable and get acquainted […]

Alcoholics Anonymous: The 12 Steps of AA & Success Rates
Apr 21, 2017

What is Alcoholics Anonymous? For those struggling with alcohol use disorder, or alcoholism, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international organization of peer groups meet to support each other. Members meet regularly to discuss issues and concerns related to their addiction and to support one another through triumphs and relapses. Generally, more seasoned group members “sponsor” […]

12 Questions About the 12-Steps: AA Membership
Apr 3, 2017

  How do you join AA or another 12-Step group? It’s simple. You just show up. Seriously, that’s it. You go to an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting. There are no speeches, dues, or paperwork to sign. You don’t have to take a pledge or provide your personal information. You won’t receive a membership card or […]

12 Questions about 12 Steps: Finding an AA Meeting Near Me
Feb 7, 2017

Alcoholism is a chronic condition. Recovery requires ongoing work. Even after leaving the treatment center, it’s important to have a support system in place to keep you focused on recovery. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), which pioneered the 12-Step program model, can provide the support system you need. The meetings provide a safe place to connect with […]

12 Step Programs: 12 Steps to Recovery for Addiction
Nov 2, 2015

What is the 12-Step Program? The 12-Step program, first developed and used by Alcoholics Anonymous, is a 12-step plan in order to overcome addictions and compulsions. The basic premise of this model is that people can help one another achieve and maintain abstinence from substances of abuse, but that healing cannot come about unless people […]

“My name is … and I’m an Alcoholic”
Aug 28, 2015

The sense of freedom gained from stating that sentence in public is a better high than every substance designed to avoid living ever was, or ever will be. Had I not said those words, my life would be far different from the one I enjoy today. Looking back over the events that led to my […]

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