Tools for Working a 12 Step Program
A standard phrase of 12 step groups is "It works if you
This brings up the question "How do you work it?".
of the answer to working the steps usually involves writing
dealing with thoughts and reflections about beliefs, past
behavior and past
events. The tools presented in this section are designed to make
to complete those parts of the steps that involve individual
thinking and cataloging of past behaviors and events.
These self-reflection tools will not replace the need for
fellowship and encouragement that is only found in a group or
setting. Also, these tools will not do the work for
you. They are
only tools that make the steps a bit more structured and
thus, hopefully easier and perhaps quicker to work through. We
concerning these tools - how to make them more relevant, easier
to use or
more widely distributed.