About Addiction and 12 Step Recovery
22.5 MILLION AMERICANS USED AN ILLICIT DRUG.
THAT IS ABOUT 8.7% OF THE U.S. POPULATION.
THERE ARE ABOUT 8,400 NEW DRUG USERS PER DAY
AN ESTIMATED 21.6 MILLION AMERICANS
NEEDED TREATMENT FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE
ONLY ABOUT 2.3 MILLION
PEOPLE [less than 1%]
RECEIVED TREATMENT AT
A SPECIALTY FACILITY
To recover from addiction we need to know what the addiction problem is. We need answer that question that we repeatedly, over and over and over again, ask ourselves: "Why did I do that?"
Here is a talk given by Tom B., Jr. that many consider to be one of the best talks they've ever heard that provides an explanation to the problem of addiction.
The Service and Operating Structure of the Primary Organization, which today is called Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, or AAWS, for short -- is still primarily guided and directed by AA members, from local Groups, who have decided that Structured Service is their calling and duty and responsibility. (An idea that is not shared by all AA's).
A Step Study on the 12 Steps of A.A.
— A detailed observation of A.A.'s Step One. Have you noticed how often the AA First Step is Misquoted and Mis-stated when read and discussed in meetings? This article is about it.
Step One: Are you alcoholic? A detailed observation of A.A.'s Step One using the Big Book of AA Alcoholics Anonymous as a self-test.
A 20-Question test that was used by many A.A.'s as a worksheet to decide if they were alcoholic or not.
Not everyone who drinks heavy or gets into trouble drinking is an alcoholic. What does the Medical Community say, in regards to the difference ins Substance Abuse, Heavy Drinking, Alcoholic and Alcoholism?
Whas is just one of the physical problems associated with heavy drinking? Alcoholic Liver Disease ALD. Do you know someone that you think drinks too much? What is one of the long-terms symptoms associated with alcohol abuse and alcoholism?
Surprising to many the answer is YES! What are Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms? Can you die withdrawing from alcohol? — Read this and get immediate medical attention for anyone suspected of having Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms!
A Laymen's guide for the definition of words used in treatment centers rehab centers and recovery of alcoholics and drug addicts.
The Promises of A.A. 12 Steps.
Vision For You - A.A..
12 Step Alcohol Addiction Treatment Recovery