The 13th Step – How to Protect Yourself in Addiction Recovery
12-step recovery groups are supposed to be places that feel safe, offer encouragement and help you maintain your sobriety.
But the unofficial ‘13th Step’ is putting some at risk for relapse. Find out what it is and how you can protect yourself.
Once addiction treatment is complete, the next step to successful recovery is a well-planned addiction treatment aftercare programme.
Part of that programme usually relies on attending meetings in your local area – whether they be AA, NA or other fellowship groups.
And although all recovering addicts are aware of the 12 Steps, there is a lesser-known (and unofficial) ’13th step’ that all attendees of recovery meetings should be aware of.