12 Step Recovery





Recovery Using A.A.'s 12 Steps.

Also information and resources for other evidence based treatment solutions

Including Cognitive, Behavioral, Psychology, Neuroscience
Faith Based and Nutrition to treat Alcoholism,
Addictions and other Problems







STEP12.COM IS ALL ABOUT RECOVERY.
Addiction and Alcoholism Treatment,
Better Health, Spirituality
and an Over-all Healthy Way of
Living The Good Life!


Our primary focus is on recovery, sobriety, emotional balance and well-being, a healthy, healing, productive, constructive lifestyle that can totally rebuild and recreate your life -- and your relationships!

We're about gaining freedom from alcohol abuse, drinking problems, alcoholism, drug abuse, drug addiction, relationship problems, and just about any problem that has been keeping you from living the Good Life!

The purpose of getting sober and achieving and maintaining sobriety is to recover. To pursue and achieve a happy, healthy and productive life. To experience freedom. To feel good while sober! To be happy and joyous while living free of substances that have harmed us in the past. To have a great job that we like -- or to pursue and have an exciting career. And, for some to own their own successful business. To earn good incomes that can provide for ourselves and our families the great things in life that we desire to have.

This is ALL totally practical, possible and normal and can and should be experienced as a choice for anyone who wants it.



"When I got sober 30 years ago -- (and, yes, I have stayed sober every day of that 30 years) I was told that I could achieve anything in life that I could imagine -- provided that I was willing to work for it! Guess what? It's true! It's been true for me. It was true for those who told me. And it can be true for you, too." ~Dallas B.

Imagine this -- for the same amount of work that you have to do to stay sober -- it's NO HARDER to ALSO have greater emotional balance and well-being. To be healthy. To have a productive, constructive, meaningful and purposeful life. A life that is totally worth living.

You can totally rebuild and recreate your life and your relationships. All you've got to do is to be doing the right work -- and using the right tools to have it.

The questions you have to ask yourself is: Do you want it? Do you want something better than what you've got? Do you want to be comfortable while sober? Do you want to be happy, joyous and free, while sober -- most of the time? Would you like to experience more peace and serenity? Do you want better relationships with yourself and with others? Do you want to have an exciting and productive career? Earn a higher income and have more financial security? Do you want more freedom? Do you want to have more fun in life?

You've probably NEVER been asked those question in a 12 Step Support Group Meeting, have you?

Maybe, you've heard you can't expect nothing more than staying sober and free from drugs.

Here's the deal: You've got to be willing to come to believe that it's possible.

If you're unwilling to consider the possibility -- you won't be willing to try. And, if you're unwilling to try -- then, you're right, it's not possible for you! It's your choice. It's up to you.

Perhaps you're NOT an alcoholic or an addict who wants to recover. Maybe you have a different problem. Maybe you have landed here looking for information and resources to help someone else who has a problem. Or, maybe, because another person has a problem -- and it's causing you problems. Or, perhaps you're interesed in using 12 Steps as a spiritual discipline and design for living. We can help you with that, too.

If you don't want something better than what you've got now -- that's okay with us. We won't try to convince you otherwise.

If you do want something better... Stick around. Check us out. Give it a try. Take what you want. Leave what you don't want.

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

Challenges and conditions can be overcome.

Recovery is characterized by continual growth and improvement in one’s health and wellness that may involve setbacks. Setbacks are a natural part of life, resilience becomes a key component of recovery. And, recovery tools can help you get through the tough times.





12 Step Recovery Information, Tools and Resources

The 12 Steps of Recovery using the book Alcoholics Anonymous


STEP ONE

A.A. Twelve Step Recovery Study

A Step Study on the 12 Steps of A.A.

Step One -- The Most Often Misquoted Step of A.A.'s 12 Steps Recovery

— 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 1 Test and Worksheet for AA 12 Steps Recovery.

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.

AA Step One -- 20 Questions Test Worksheet

A 20-Question test that was used by many A.A.'s as a worksheet to decide if they were alcoholic or not.

AA Twelve Step Recovery Video

12 Steps Father Martin - Video — This video has Father Joseph C. Martin (October 12, 1924 – March 9, 2009) delivering his famous Chalk Talks -- on the importance of TAKING all of A.A.'s 12 Steps together.

Medical Definition of an Substance Abuse, Alcoholic and Alcoholism

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?

Step One of AA's 12 Steps Recovery video

Step One of AA's 12 Steps Recovery video Father Joseph C. Martin (October 12, 1924 – March 9, 2009) was a Roman Catholic priest, recovering alcoholic and renowned speaker/educator on the issues of alcoholism and drug addiction. These talks were first published in the book, Chalk Talks by Father Martin.

What happens to your liver as a result of heavy drinking?

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?

Can drinking too much kill you?

Alcohol Poisoning. Is it true that it is very often fatal and can kill you?

Can you die getting sober?

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!

Addiction and Alcohol Rehabilitation Glossary & Terms

A Laymen's guide for the definition of words used in treatment centers rehab centers and recovery of alcoholics and drug addicts.

The 12 Steps Recovery Forum



STEP TWO

STEP TWO of A.A.'s 12 Steps Recovery

-- An A.A. member explains their personal experience on Taking Step 2 and Coming To Believe...

Step 2: 12 Step Recovery Forum



STEP THREE

STEP THREE of A.A.'s 12 Steps Recovery

-- An A.A. member explains their personal experience on Taking Step 3 and Making A Decision

STEP THREE is about Making A Decision

What does the Step 3 Decision mean? The book, Alcoholics Anonymous tells us to think well before making our decision. Why?

Twelve Steps Recovery Forum

— This link goes to our Fellowship discussion on each of the 12 Steps in the Alcohol Addiction Drug Treatment Recovery forums here on Step12.com



STEP FOUR

4th Step Worksheets and Guides and 12 Step Recovery Study Work Sheets

Step Four in the 12 Step Recovery Forum

— This link goes to our Fellowship discussion on Step Four.

A.A. Meeting information for A.A. Meetings in each State of the United States.

A.A. Promises

The Promises of A.A. 12 Steps.

Vision For You - A.A..

12 Step Recovery