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Decoding the 12 Steps of AA Meeting in Florida 

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Sometimes, all that you need is somebody to listen to you. For an alcoholic, it can be hard to find that somebody. Yes, they have family and friends; but they are too busy pointing fingers at their alcoholism to listen to their dilemma. 

Are you in a similar situation? Do you want to share your story? Do you want to express how it feels being an alcoholic and how badly you want to quit but can’t? 

AA meeting in Florida can give you a safe and comfortable platform to express yourselves. 

Not only this. The meeting will introduce you to the 12 steps, which are a harbinger of transformation. These steps not only help you become sober, but also help you in other aspects of life. You can continue to use them and write a new chapter of your life. 

A glimpse of the 12 steps

Here is a glimpse of what you will learn (or un-learn) in each step in Alcoholics Anonymous meetings:

  1. Admit your powerlessness in front of alcohol. This will help you face the reality of your situation (that you are an addict). 
  2. Put faith in a Higher Power (or God). This will give you the strength and courage to go through the de-addiction process. It will also make you humble. 
  3. Understand the Higher Power and let him intervene, trusting Him to help you recover. This will help you create a positive mindset. You will come out of your hopelessness. 
  4. Make a moral inventory of yourselves. This will help you dig into your character and behavior. You must know where you went wrong so that you can make it right. 
  5. Admit to the Higher Power your follies. This can free you from the burden of guilt and other negative emotions. 
  6. Ready to let the Higher Power remove your negativities? You are now ready to take in the positive in life. You can absorb better the guidance and tips provided by recovered addicts in AA meetings
  7. Ask the Higher Power for help to correct your wrongdoings and behavior. Some people are too egoistic to ask for help. This step will teach you humility and faith in God and yourselves. 
  8. Make a list of people whom you hurt during your active alcoholic days. Forgive yourselves for this, and also forgive those who hurt you. This helps you release negative energies from within you. 
  9. Make amends with them, if possible. This will help you become more compassionate. 
  10. Continue to take personal inventory. This makes you more responsible in your life. You learn to accept your mistakes and stop the blame game. 
  11. Deepen your connection with the Higher Power through meditation and prayer. This will make you calm and composed, and ready to handle various life situations. When you can do that, you hardly need alcohol. 
  12. Having recovered after following the above steps, pledge to help others recover too and continue to implement these steps for lifetime sobriety. 

You will also learn about the 12 traditions of AA in the meeting. Thanks to the last step, the traditions are alive and kicking. Hadlines