Understanding the 12 Steps

An Interpretation and Guide For Recovering People

About the Course:

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. Understanding the Twelve Steps features a clear, easy-to-understand interpretation of the Twelve Steps—the vital building blocks to recovery, checklists that summarize the tasks and objectives of each step and the Twelve promises—and discusses the positive changes you can expect in your life if you follow the Twelve Steps.

Journal/Publisher:

Hazelden

Publication Date:

1989 First Edition

Author

Terence T. Gorski

About the Author:

Terence T. Gorski, M.A.,C.A.C., is the president of the CENAPS Corporation, a training, consultation, and research firm specializing in chemical dependency treatment and relapse prevention therapy.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, clients in recovery, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the Twelve Step process. It is appropriate for an introductory to intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe a Twelve Step program.

  2. Explain the “Twelve Step Plus” approach.

  3. Identify what happens at Twelve Step meetings.

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