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Glossary beginning with 1

Most addicts and family members seeking help or treatment, know very little in the way of unique terms and phrases connected to addiction treatment and or sobriety.
The Rehab Guide has compiled a unique addiction glossary to help those individuals learn the terms needed to understand mental health, addiction and recovery related terms.

12 Steps of for term

12-Stepsi of A.A.i A.A members first admitted they are powerless over alcohol and that their lives has become unmanageable. A.A members come to believe that a Power greater than themselves could restore them to sanity. A.A members have make a decision to turn their will and lives over to the care of "God" as best as they understand Him. A.A members make a searching and fearless moral inventory of themselves. They have admitted to God, to themselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs doings. A.A members were entirely ready to have God remove all the defects of character. Humbly asked Him to remove their shortcomings. A.A members make a list of all persons they have harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. A.A members make direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure themselves or others. A.A members continued to take personal inventory and when wrong promptly admitted it. A.A members Sought through prayer and meditation to improve conscious contact with God, as they understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for them and the power to carry that out. A.A members now Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these 12 steps, tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all their affairs.

12-Traditions of A.A search for term

1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A.i unity. 2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority--a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern. 3. The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking. 4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole. 5. Each group has but one primary purpose--to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers. 6.An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose. 7. Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions. 8. Alcoholics Anonymousi should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers. 9. A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve. 10. Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy. 11. Our public relationships policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films. 12. Anonymityi is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities. This is A.A. copyright 1984, Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc

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