However, most 12-step programs, including those for people addicted to drugs, encourage new members to commit to those 90 meetings in 90 days. You need that commitment and focus as you fight for sobriety during the most difficult time of your recovery, when you are most vulnerable to relapse. It's impossible to identify a perfect answer to this question. Some people complete all the steps in a month or two.
Others spend several years going through the process. In addition, some choose to repeat the steps over and over again at different points and with several sponsors. With the Twelve Steps, there is no hard and fast timeline. The steps are intended to be addressed in sequential order, but there is no right way to approach them.
Sometimes people need a break between steps, sometimes they need to spend more time in one step than another, some people never stop working on the 12 steps because they become part of life. The process through recovery is very enlightening and also very specific to the individual. So, even though there are steps and expectations set throughout the recovery process, it's all largely up to you. There is no set requirement for how long it should take to complete the 12 steps of the 12-step program.
However, the initial 30 days of recovery are a prime period for the focus and vision created by the 12 steps. The average time it takes someone to work through the 12 steps once can vary. Many 12-step sponsors encourage sponsors and newcomers to AA and other 12-step programs to attend 90 meetings in 90 days, or at least one meeting a day for three months. In general, the approach of working through the 12 steps in any 12-step program should not focus on the amount of time it takes to complete the steps once, but rather on how thoroughly you are doing your work in steps and how you use them to make a positive impact on your daily life.
Grapevine, April 196 That's really the end of the story as far as the three types of original programs are concerned. Undoubtedly, many realized the ideas during Bill's years of severe depression afterwards: Clarence, Sister Ignatia, Richmond Walker, Father Ralph Pfau, Ed Webster, the Akron AA brochures that Dr. Bob commissioned, and then so-called beginner meeting ideas from the 1940s. And how can all of this fit together? I think that first we need to learn, know and practice what the Big Book and the 12 Steps of the Fourth Edition prescribe today.
To do the opposite is to try a new movement that is not Christian, neither secular nor universal. It's just a self-made religion and a personal opinion. On the other hand, today's recovering Christians need to know that A, A. Knowing that it is not a Christian community like it was before.
Today he proclaimed that you can believe what you like or not believe in anything. Know that this doctrine is neither Christian Fellowship A, A. Or a lot, but a palliative for those who prefer to meet and chat rather than study and recover. In any case, that's just the opinion of one guy, someone who has done 23 years of uninterrupted sobriety in A, A.
In my opinion, all newcomers should follow the steps as quickly as possible. By doing this, their life will evolve rapidly, giving them rewards quickly, making relapse less attractive. Whenever I work with a newcomer, I always spend 4-5 hours describing our program of action and designing the spiritual toolkit for inspection. In doing so, we took the 12 steps together.
I have witnessed on many occasions that the newcomer finds that spark of hope and spirit that dwells deep within them. My experience has shown me that this approach gives newcomers some ice cream and they always want more. If that's the case, the newcomer and I are usually inseparable for the next 60 to 90 days working together on the first 7 chapters of the Big Book, studying the text, taking steps and having vital spiritual experiences together. I want to be there with them when they find God.
When they receive the visit, I also receive the visit. Cleveland) would take newcomers across the steps on a weekend. He called the process of fixing rummies. He said, come to me Friday night in Step One and by the time you leave Sunday morning you will have taken the Twelve Steps.
Then, to stay “fixed”, you'll need to practice Steps Ten, Eleven, and Twelve daily. Page 15 Who do you look like? I have been criticized for handing out the “12 steps in 4 hours” folders to newcomers. I only did this after no one showed up to sponsor them (especially women). I told the men to come and see me when they read it and accept their alcoholism.
The person who started this review once told me, after I asked her if she or someone she could recommend sponsoring a particular woman, that the woman was too sick and had too much trouble for her to sponsor him. This is very useful to have a lot more information about my sobriety is March 17th. . .