The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) belongs to ancient America. In the year 1935, 2 men who were struggling with alcohol addiction helped each other to fight battle against its abuse. After their hard work and dedication, both of them got sober and maintained their sobriety for the rest of their lives. Later in the year 1939, they published a book namely Alcoholics Anonymous that includes a 12-step program to fight addiction. The user will receive one token after 24 hours of sobriety.

Further, they could collect more tokens after attaining the below mentioned benchmarks:

  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 3 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 1 year

Here you need to understand what are the 12 steps of AA before proceeding ahead:

  • Initially, they have to admit that they are powerless over alcohol and alcohol abuse has made their lives unmanageable
  • A power that is greater than users could help them to restore to sanity
  • They need to make a decision to turn their lives and will
  • They will seek and search for a fearless moral inventory of themselves
  • They will admit to themselves, others and god the nature of their wrong deeds
  • They are ready to have god remove defects from their character
  • They will humbly ask god to do so
  • They will make a list of people they have harmed in the future and seek for forgiveness
  • They will make direct amends to such people
  • They will continue to take personal inventory. Also, they will admit it when they feel they are wrong
  • They will meditate and pray to improve contact with God
  • They will carry the message to alcoholics and help them to fight addiction

This book is helpful to fight variety of addiction including narcotics, cocaine, crystal meth, gambling, marijuana, eating disorders, co-dependency, dual diagnostics, and heroin and so on. This program is unique and even better than many other programs to combat addiction.