12 step recovery

What are the AA promises?

soberThe AA promises are a set of statements that come towards the end of chapter six in the book Alcoholics Anonymous, after the narrative detailing the process involved in step nine of the recovery program.

These statements talk of a new freedom and a new happiness, making peace with the past, being free of fears around economic insecurity and having a real sense of purpose in life. The full wording can be found here.

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What are the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous?

soberAlcoholics Anonymous is often referred to as a 12 step program. People often talk about the 12 steps, or one of the steps individually such as step three or step four.

The whole idea of a 12 step fellowship is quite unique to  AA and other recovery organisations, and can seem either quite confusing or a bit of a subculture.

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