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Alcohol Addiction Treatment and Recovery Support Resources: This page provides links to topics on alcoholism, alcohol, addiction, treatment and recovery resources and articles on AA, the 12 Steps, 12 Steps Study Guides, AA Guides, AA literature, 12 Steps Worksheets, Big Book Study, Addiction Research, Sponsor Information, Meetings and other Worksheets, Science and Academia Links that you will find on the Step12.com website.

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About Step12.com

Step12.com is all about Addiction Recovery and Alcoholic Recovery Support: Perhaps you're not an alcoholic or an addict. Can we be of help to you? That's for you to decide. Maybe you have just been doing some hard drinking, binge drinking, or taking some drugs and you feel like it's possible that you might have a problem -- but you're not sure if your problem is bad enough that you really need addiction recovery and/or alcohol recovery help and support.

Perhaps you've simply gone overboard a few times -- and it's created some problems in your relationship, your work, or maybe you've been cited for driving while under the influence -- and, you don't really have a problem -- you've just made a few poor choices in regards to drinking. And, you'd like to get the heat off your back.

Not everyone who has a problem with alcohol and drinking is an alcoholic just like not everyone who takes drugs is an addict. Sometimes, it just feels like it gets out of control and next time you'll manage better.

We understand. We have felt that way, too!

Sometimes, a pressing problem or some crisis is all that it takes for some people to get their drinking or drugging into control and manage it better. Things like a relationship break-up, a warning on the job, a termination, an accident, or an arrest.

The problem is sufficient enough to wake a person up and motivate them to change. And, they change. They simply stop drinking entirely. Or, they stop before they drink too much. They stay out of trouble and never have another problem with alcohol, drinking or drugs.

There are some people who have had many problems with drinking and druging and binge drinking. Then, something serious happens -- and, they just stop. And, never have a problem again.

There are some -- who simply need some guidance. Some new information. Maybe a little recovery help and support -- and, then, they can be on their way again and never have another problem.

Then, there are some, who intend to have one drink, or one pill, or smoke a little bit of pot -- and, the next think they know they've lost all control, over and over and over and over again. They want to stop. They want to be able to control it. And, sometimes, for short or long periods of time -- they do stop and control it, until the next time -- and the cycle repeats.

Of course, there are a few -- who actually realize that they do have a problem with alcohol or addiction and they have no doubts about it. They have had sufficient life experience to convince them that their situation is different. They know what they do with drinking or drugging is not normal. They know that they are an alcoholic. Or, they know that they are an addict.

We do not pronounce anyone as an addict or an alcoholic -- regardless of how bad their problems may have become. We believe that this is a diagnosis that only does good if the individual makes the decision that they have become an alcoholic or addicted.

Regardless of which type or category that you believe you come under -- if we can be of help to you, we would like to help. We simply provide information and leave it up to you to decide.

And, regardless of what you decide about your own situation -- we simply want to be helpful and we hope that we will have provided you with something that you can use to better your situation and your life.

Here, you can learn how recovery-oriented care and recovery support systems help people with mental and/or substance use disorders manage their conditions successfully.

The adoption of recovery by behavioral health systems in recent years has signaled a dramatic shift in the expectation for positive outcomes for individuals who experience mental and/or substance use conditions. Today, when individuals with mental and/or substance use disorders seek help, they are met with the knowledge and belief that anyone can recover and/or manage their conditions successfully. The value of recovery and recovery-oriented behavioral health systems is widely accepted by states, communities, health care providers, peers, families, researchers, and advocates including the U.S. Surgeon General, the Institute of Medicine, and others.

Challenges and conditions can be overcome. This is the foundation of recovery. A person’s recovery is built on his or her strengths, talents, coping abilities, resources, and inherent values. It is holistic, addresses the whole person and their community, and is generally supported by peers, friends, and family members.

The process of recovery is highly personal and occurs via many pathways.

Recovery may include clinical treatment, medications, faith-based approaches, peer support, family support, self-care, and other approaches.

Recovery is characterized by continual growth and improvement in one’s health and wellness that may involve setbacks. Because setbacks are a natural part of life, resilience becomes a key component of recovery.

"Despite all we can say, many who are real alcoholics are not going to believe they are in that class. By every form of self-deception and experimentation, they will try to prove themselves exceptions to the rule, therefore nonalcoholic. ~page 31, Alcoholics Anonymous"

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