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Understanding the Twelve Steps

Millions of people have transformed their lives by working the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Their success has come from their ability to truly understand these principles and to apply them in their daily lives. Yet for many embarking on the road to recovery, the Steps can seem vague, even confusing.
This practical, no-nonsense guide takes the mystery out of the Twelve Steps, presenting a straightforward explanation of what each step means, as well as examples of how it translates to real life. Written by a certified alcoholism and drug abuse counselor with more than twenty years of experience, it offers a wealth of wisdom, knowledge, and genuine support for anyone in recovery.
"Understanding the Twelve Steps features: "
Clear, easy-to-understand interpretation of the Twelve Steps -- the vital building blocks of recovery
Checklists that summarize the tasks and objectives of each step
The Twelve Promises -- the positive changes you can expect in your life if you follow the Twelve Steps
What happens at Twelve Step meetings and why it is important to have a sponsor
The experiences, strength, and hope of other recovering people
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS Introduction 1. What Is a Twelve Step Program? 2. The "Twelve Step Plus" Approach 3. What Happens at Twelve Step Meetings? 4. An Overview of the Twelve Steps 5. Step One: I Can't 6. Step Two: Somebody Else Can 7. Step Three: I'll Let Them Help Me 8. Step Four: Taking Inventory 9. Step Five: Sharing 10. Step Six: The Willingness to Change 11. Step Seven: Asking 12. Step Eight: Identifying Those We Have Harmed 13. Step Nine: Making Amends 14. Step Ten: Daily Review 15. Step Eleven: Growth 16. Step Twelve: Carrying the Message 17. The Promises 18. Getting Ready to Act The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous

About the Author

Terence T. Gorski is the president of The CENAPS Corporation, a training and consultation firm specializing in recovery from addictive disease and relapse prevention therapy. He is a popular speaker and conducts training and workshops in more than twenty different cities each year. Mr. Gorski is the author of numerous books, audio, and video tapes, including Passages Through Recovery -- An Action Plan for Preventing Relapse, Staying Sober -- A Guide for Relapse Prevention, The Staying Sober Work-book, and How to Start Relapse Prevention Support Groups. He is the clinical director of the National Relapse Prevention Certification School, which trains counselors and therapists in relapse prevention therapy methods.

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