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The Project

The Higher Power Project records and maps the language of ‘Higher Power’ or ‘power greater than ourselves’ used by people in Twelve Step recovery from addiction to alcohol or other drugs.  

The findings of the project help to inform a more accurate understanding of what is sometimes described as the spirituality of Twelve Step Programmes. Our findings are valued by treatment providers, the medical profession, social workers and those interested in ways in which people with former substance-use issues rebuild lives in recovery. 

For more information on the work of the Project please see