God (any spiritual, non-physical entity that is superior to your own ego!) grant me (bestow upon me ) the Serenity (the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled) to accept (the ability to receive with approval or favor) the things and people I cannot change... (pretty much everything outside of yourself!)
Grant me the courage (the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear also known as bravery) to change (to transform or convert) the things (only things I am actually in charge of) and the person (only 1 person myself) I can.
The Wisdom (the quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with judgement as to action; discernment, or insight) to know the difference.(between things I can change and thing's I cannot change)
Twelve-step methods have been adapted to address a wide range of alcoholism, substance-abuse and dependency problems. Over 200 self-help organizations—often known as fellowships—with a worldwide membership of millions—now employ twelve-step principles for recovery.
Alcoholics Anonymous was the first.
Narcotics Anonymous was formed by addicts who did not relate to the specifics of alcohol dependency.
Demographic preferences related to the addicts' drug of choice has led to the creation of Cocaine Anonymous, Crystal Meth Anonymous and Marijuana Anonymous.
Behavioral issues such as compulsion for, and/or addiction to, gambling, crime, food, sex, hoarding, debting and work are addressed in fellowships such as:
Gamblers Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, Sexaholics Anonymous and Debtors Anonymous.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.
Auxiliary groups such as Al-Anon and Nar-Anon, for friends and family members of alcoholics and addicts, respectively, are part of a response to treating addiction as a disease that is enabled by family systems.
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA or ACOA) addresses the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family.
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) addresses compulsions related to relationships, referred to as codependency.
Alcoholics Anonymous Related Links:
The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous:
1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable.