AA or Alcoholics Anonymous has been around for quite some time. People in and out of alcohol and substance abuse treatment spheres have heard about AA in some form or another. It is not easy to determine the overall success rate of AA because it is generally used with other treatment modalities. It was started by 85 years ago. Learning more about how does AA help those who suffer from alcohol and substance abuse and their families. It gives the family a familiarity with what is going on with their loved one. What is AA? AA meetings generally take place in a community center, church basement or in some other public setting. Individuals come together and discuss how they have been able to manage their sobriety for however long or short that has been. AA participants adhere to the 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and use the steps to obtain and maintain their sobriety. Alcoholics Anonymous is also being used with substance abuse treatment modalities as well. Narcotics Anonymous is one of the sister institutions and has been used all over this country and the world. Participants are able to engage in the group treatment program which is also a self-help program. Leaders of the group generally are people who have many years of sobriety under their belt. A participant generally begins their discussion with "I am ______, and I'm an alcoholic". Other participants chime in and welcome the "anonymous", (because they have not used their last name) into the meeting. 12 Steps Forward According to Alcohol.org, these are the 12 Steps Of Alcoholics Anonymous. \tWe admitted we were powerless over alcohol\u2014that our lives had become unmanageable. \tCame to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. \tMade a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. \tMade a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. \tAdmitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. \tWere entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. \tHumbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. \tMade a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. \tMade direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. \tContinued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. \tSought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. \tHaving had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs. How Does AA Help? How does AA help once formal treatment is completed? Generally speaking, AA helps the person take accountability for their behavior. The reason it is so popular today is that taking accountability is extremely important in successful sobriety. Blaming others never works. AA, and its sister institutions; Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, and Marijuana Anonymous are known world-wide. We Utilize AA At Lucida Treatment Center How does AA help at Lucida Treatment Center? Lucida Treatment Center uses many treatment modalities to help you and your family. In addition to the AA\u00a0treatment groups we also have the following: \tBipolar disorder treatment center \tNon-12 step recovery program \tResidential addiction treatment center \tDual diagnosis treatment center Call us at \u00a0today to learn how does AA help in connection with outpatient treatment at Lucida Treatment Center.