Twelve Step Programs, just like your recovery, are intended to be an ongoing process in your life. They are designed to first handle the dangerous situation that drug or substance abuse has caused in your life, then give you actions to do and a spiritual or moral framework to keep you on the road to a happy, drug-free life. These 12 Step programs are often very religious in nature and seeks to help an individual help them self through a religious breakthrough.
The Twelve Steps as originally published by Alcoholics Anonymous are:
Many other organizations have now adopted the Twelve Steps into their own programs and may adapt the steps or their wording to fit their own ideology or creed. As far as statistics of the success rate of the program, or of how many Twelve Stepper’s relapse after the program, it can be difficult to find hard data. This is due in part to the inherent Anonymous nature of the program. Alcoholics Anonymous claims a success rate of around 50 percent with another 25 percent of those who relapse returning to the program again.
There are a number of other studies and reports that find the success rate to be much lower. These studies claim the success rate to be only around 8 to 12 percent. This large discrepancy may be caused in part by the fact that 12 Step programs were created almost 80 years ago as a method of helping people overcome addiction to alcohol. It was not designed with addiction to powerful modern pharmaceuticals and street drugs in mind. This is not to say that the 12 Step program can’t work, there are many people who have found recovery through the 12 Step programs. It just is no longer the best option.
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