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The 12 Steps of AA, Breakdown Of Each Step!

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Getting sober is not only possible – it’s guaranteed as a result of working the 12 steps of AA and engaging in the recovery process. Now don’t get me wrong, no one said it’s going to be easy, but it is 100% doable for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re a young heroin addict from New Jersey or an older alcoholic from California – you’re going to stay sober if you go to treatment, work the steps, and live a life based on moral principles.One thing we’ve learned here at Sober Services is that the 12 steps of AA are often overwhelming and frightening. We wanted to change this and make it easier for you to get sober, so we created a detailed breakdown of the aa steps. Read on to learn just what each one of these steps is really about!

The 12 Steps of AAStep 1: We Admitted We Were Powerless Over Our Addiction- That Our Lives Had Become Unmanageable

 

The first step of Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous is that we basically admit we have a problem with drugs or alcohol. We admit that our lives have become a mess due to our addiction. We admit we’ve created the issues that arise from our addiction.In this step, we admit we need help. The key words here are powerless and unmanageable.Powerless means that once we pick up drugs or alcohol, we’re unable to control ourselves. We’re powerless over picking up the substance again.Unmanageable means that once we pick up drugs or alcohol, we lose things in our lives. This includes our homes, our family’s trust, our careers, our education, and countless other things. We don’t have to lose everything for our lives to become unmanageable, just enough so that we can’t live a normal, effective life.The next stop on our exploration of the twelve steps simplified is…you guessed it! Step two!

 

Step 2: Came To Believe That A Power Greater Than Ourselves Could Restore Us To Sanity

 

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