Why Addicts Become Addicted to Helping Others

For almost one century, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has used the power of sober addicts’ stories to help others. AA makes it clear that “sobriety depends on connecting with other alcoholics.” While professional counseling has its place in recovery, one addict helping another has proven significant success for those seeking a sober life of happiness and fulfillment. However, this helping relationship can pose a problem for the person with an inclination toward addiction as they can become addicted to helping others. 

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Rule 62 of the AA Rule Book: How It Helps Your Recovery

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has helped people recover from alcohol addiction for more than eighty years. They built their success on their 12 Step program that includes one person in recovery helping another on their path to sobriety. Alcoholics Anonymous published its famous Big Book in 1939 to present its program for recovery from alcohol addiction. This book is full of stories about how AA helped the first one hundred addicts recover. It also contains many valuable practical tips to help people today in their struggle with alcohol. One of the most well-known of these is Rule 62. Read more below about how this rule can help you or a loved one on the journey toward sobriety.

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