The Top 10 Reasons That 12-Step Programs Work For PeopleŠ

  1. Because they have a track record of working (and so folks expect them to work, so they do).

  2. Going to meetings get needs met, energy flowing and keeps one focused.

  3. You LEARN about your addiction/compulsion/problem so that is has less of a grip on you.

  4. You are encouraged by the success of others in the group.

  5. If you spend time at meetings, you have less time to act out.

  6. You work on yourself and begin to heal, make amends.

  7. You stop thinking that YOU alone can handle your problem; you get that your problem is bigger than you.

  8. You probably enter therapy which has its own benefits.

  9. You develop healthier friendships; you'll feel part of a community.

  10. You'll likely work with a Sponsor who is available 24 hours a day to you.

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