Category: Twelve Step Programs

  • Brief History of AA and the 12 Steps

    Brief History of AA and the 12 Steps

    History of Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the most well-known recovery program in history. It is also the largest, with over 118,000 individual groups and meetings in 180 different countries around the world. Despite it’s widespread influence today, AA had a humble beginning as a meeting between two alcoholics in Akron, OH. Their names…

  • Relapse in Recovery

    Relapse in Recovery

    Relapse is so common among recovering addicts that it is an expected part of many substance abuse treatment programs. Relapsing under conditions that are different from your previous patterns of addiction can help you develop better resistance towards your urges. Don’t worry, for you are never alone in your feelings, and a lack of judgment…