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Choosing Your Companion on the Road to Recovery: The 12 Step Journal vs The 12 Step Workbook

Recovery is a deeply personal journey, one that unfolds in myriad ways. For those walking the path of addiction recovery through the twelve-step program, having the right resources can make all the difference. Here at 12 Step Journals, as recovering addicts ourselves, we understand the importance of tailored support, which is why we offer two distinct yet complementary tools: The 12 Step Journal and The 12 Step Workbook. Both are crafted to guide and support individuals in their recovery, but they serve different needs and preferences. Let's explore what sets each apart to help you decide which companion best suits your recovery journey.


The 12 Step Journal: A daily blueprint for a clean and sober life

The 12 Step Journal is a practical and guided daily journal that incorporates the proven tools of recovery into your everyday life. It's designed for recovering addicts at any stage of their journey, whether you're newly sober or well along the path of recovery. Taking just a few minutes in the morning and evening, it provides you with daily guidance, encouragement and accountability.



Bring Consistency and Joy to Your Recovery

As recovering addicts working a 12 step program, we have a wealth of tools at our disposal. Successful recovery depends on our ability to consistently apply these tools and principles in our lives. When we do this, we get well. When we don’t, we don’t.

This journal reminds and encourages us to prioritise our recovery activities, and to use our spiritual toolkit consistently, each day, one day at a time. It's a way to visibly measure your growth and keep the tenets of your recovery at the forefront of your mind.

Built around proven and powerful tools of recovery, each day you’ll be prompted to journal, consider the daily reflection, practice gratitude and acceptance, plan your day incorporating activities such as prayer & meditation and spiritual reading, and, in the evening to reflect on the day with the step 10 daily inventory.


Who Is It For?

The 12 Step Journal is ideal for those of us who sometimes struggle to practice the spiritual principles of the 12 step program consistently, and would benefit from a gentle and loving structure to fall back on.

It's also an excellent tool for recovery groups, serving as a shared resource to stimulate discussion and sharing, as well as for rehabs and treatment centers to provide to their clients as a part of their recovery toolkit.


The 12 Step Workbook: A Guided Journey Through The Twelve Steps

On the other hand, The 12 Step Workbook offers a loving and gentle pathway through the twelve steps of recovery. It’s been designed for those of us who are embarking on a twelve step program of recovery, and provides a beautiful place to carry out your step work, yours to keep and cherish forever.



For an In-Depth Recovery Experience

The Workbook is your go-to if you're seeking an immersive experience. It enables you to work your way through each of the twelve steps with in-depth questions, reflections, exercises, and inventories that encourage you to delve into your addiction and recovery on a deep, experiential level. Spiritual principles are powerfully brought to life, and each step is thoroughly explored, leaving no stone unturned.


Who Is It For?

The Workbook has been lovingly designed for those of us who are embarking on their step work and who want to do it once and do it right.

As well as for those of us working through the steps with a sponsor or mentor, The 12 Step Workbook is also an easy and powerful way to deliver the Twelve Step program for sponsors, rehabs and treatment centers. Everything you need is provided, and works perfectly alongside fellowship literature. While each step is thoroughly explored, the journey is not prescriptive, allowing for full flexibility for however you want to deliver the program.


Making the Right Choice



When deciding between The 12 Step Journal and The 12 Step Workbook, consider where you are in your recovery and what you need most at this moment.


  • Do you need a daily tool to take your recovery to new heights? Then The 12 Step Journal may be the perfect fit.
  • Are you looking for a loving guide that you can dive into to understand and work through the steps deeply? The 12 Step Workbook might be just what you need.


Ultimately, both books are aimed at supporting any addiction and are adaptable to any fellowship. You might even find that using both concurrently or sequentially could provide a comprehensive recovery experience.


Your Journey, Your Choice

We believe that recovery is not a one-size-fits-all process. That's why we're proud to offer The 12 Step Journal and The 12 Step Workbook. Whichever you choose, you'll have a companion that respects the individuality of your journey and provides the support you need. Visit our online store to select the tool that resonates with your path to healing and wholeness. Your road to recovery is yours to walk, and we are here to provide the resources you need every step of the way.


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Beautiful Flexi-bound Cover

With silver foil stamping and embossed design

Luxurious 28lb/100gsm Paper

Bound so pages can lay flat - perfect for writing in

Lasts 6 Months if Used Everyday

26 undated weeks. Each week has 7 daily pages plus a Weekly Check-in


Specifically designed for both men and women in recovery