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The 12 Steps Programs: Clutterers Anonymous

There are many different fellowships that have adopted the 12 Steps philosophy that was invented for Alcoholics Anonymous. One of them is Clutterers Anonymous.

Clutterers Anonymous is a support group for those who have an overwhelming compulsion to amass clutter. The group doesn’t really go over the different ways that one could rearrange his life, or manage their time better; instead, it looks to handle the underlying issues that are the cause of the clutter. The group actually uses Alcoholics Anonymous literature. They use The Big Book and The 12 Steps and 12 Traditions and usually simply replace the word alcoholic by clutterer.

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They also have changed the ever so popular phrase “we are powerless over alcohol” by “we are powerless over our clutter." They also have eight leaflets, which are only concentrated on Clutterer Anonymous and also a booklet contained 28 pages on the fellowship.

The fellowship of Clutterer Anonymous was founded in May of 1989 in the Californian city of Simi Valley. The only requirement for someone to join this fellowship is to have a desire to stop cluttering. In 2001, the fellowship could be found in 70 cities across 24 states in the US. It could also be found in England, Germany and Ireland. It has since continued to grow and it is still helping a lot of people overcome the urge to clutter their environment.


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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