The 12-step program is a set of guidelines to help people recover from addiction. It was created by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and is now used by many other groups. The program is based on spiritual and psychological principles and involves working with a sponsor for support. While the 12-step program is often associated with spirituality and religious beliefs, it can be adapted to fit the beliefs and needs of individual participants.
One of the key adaptations made to the 12 steps is in the way the concept of a higher power is defined. While the original 12 steps refer to God as a higher power, participants are free to define their higher power in any way that works for them, whether it be a traditional deity, the group as a whole, nature, or any other entity that provides a sense of support and guidance.
Here are the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous:
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