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Examining the Components of a 12-Step Program: The Benefits and Criticisms
Examining the components of a 12-step program: The benefits and criticisms
The 12-Steps in Context

The 12-Step Program (or, simply, 12-Steps) was created by two alcoholics, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, who were both looking for a means to end their addiction to alcohol. They reached their goal through the use of three tenets that became the core principles of 12-Steps. The first tenant is that if a person hopes to end the cycle of addiction, they must have a desire to stop drinking. The second tenet is that spirituality is a central component to recovery by removing one's will and placing it squarely in the hands of God, as each person understands Him. The final ...

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