What is Secular 12 Step Recovery? The original 12 Steps (not shown) were published in 1939 by Bill Wilson (Bill W, but not the Bill W above) in the first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous (the Big Book). That book, now in its 4th edition, still serves as the basic text for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). AA … Continue reading What is Secular 12 Step Recovery?
12 Secular Steps for Addiction Recovery (An Agnostic Adaptation of the Steps Used by Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous) I admitted that I am an addict, and that my life had become unmanageable. Came to believe that through honesty and effort, combined with the help of others, I could recover from addiction. Made a decision … Continue reading Secular 12 Steps for Recovery
The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of Twelve Secular Steps: An Addiction Recovery Guide by Bill W., ISBN-10: 0999643509. Let’s look at two theoretical people in early recovery. Our first, “John,” uses suggested recovery tools, works the traditional Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and in a year or so … Continue reading A Common Path to Recovery: Willingness to Do the Work
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