Purpose of the 12 Steps of Recovery

Purpose of the 12 Steps

Purpose of the 12 Steps


If you are in a 12-step recovery program, do you know the actual “purpose” of the Steps?

Most people would quickly say “they keep us sober!”–and that’s quite correct–but exactly how does that happen?

Many people in 12-step recovery programs READ the Big Book and the 12-and-12, but few actually STUDY those texts–especially in this age of instant gratification. Understanding the underlying purpose of the Steps, and working toward that goal, is the difference between a life of “just being dry” and actual physical, emotional and spiritual sobriety.

Please note: All 12-Step recovery-related posts on this site are the opinion of the post author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of any Recovery group.

September 2015
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