Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.
– Swedish Proverb

AA/NA and 12-Step Programs

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a worldwide organization that was started in 1935. AA holds free, open meetings throughout the day and evening, seven days per week, to help people who want to stop being controlled by compulsive disorders. While the focus drug of AA is alcohol, the meetings are open, and helpful, to those with other substance use disorders including family members.


Sister organizations to AA include Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA),  Gamblers Anonymous, Pills Anonymous, Marijuana Anonymous, Crystal Meth Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, Emotions Anonymous, and more. The groups are similar, although the specific focus may differ.

See also:

Addition Recovery

Reward Deficiency Syndrome




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Swedish Proverb


AA/NA and 12-Step Programs

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AA/NA Structure

12 Step Programs – Overview


12 Step Programs – Resources

  1. Alcoholics Anonymous: A.A. Near You
  2. Narcotics Anonymous: N.A. Near You

12 Step Programs Neurobiology

  1. The Molecular Neurobiology of Twelve Steps Program & Fellowship – Connecting the Dots for Recovery – 2015

Emphasis on Education


Accurate Clinic promotes patient education as the foundation of it’s medical care. In Dr. Ehlenberger’s integrative approach to patient care, including conventional and complementary and alternative medical (CAM) treatments, he may encourage or provide advice about the use of supplements. However, the specifics of choice of supplement, dosing and duration of treatment should be individualized through discussion with Dr. Ehlenberger. The following information and reference articles are presented to provide the reader with some of the latest research to facilitate evidence-based, informed decisions regarding the use of conventional as well as CAM treatments.


For medical-legal reasons, access to these links is limited to patients enrolled in an Accurate Clinic medical program.


Should you wish more information regarding any of the subjects listed – or not listed –  here, please contact Dr. Ehlenberger. He has literally thousands of published articles to share on hundreds of topics associated with pain management, weight loss, nutrition, addiction recovery and emergency medicine. It would take years for you to read them, as it did him.


For more information, please contact Accurate Clinic.


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