12-Step Practices

12-Step Practices

In addition to the more than 60 weekly recovery meetings available within walking distance and clients attending five meetings per week, our clinical team incorporates 12-step practices into our programming as an option for treatment.

What are 12-Step Practices?

The 12-Step philosophy pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous is used by about 74 percent of treatment centers. The basic premise of this model is that people can help one another achieve and maintain abstinence from substances of abuse. Patients can do this through meetings in which they share their experiences with one another support each other in the ongoing effort of maintaining independence from substance abuse.

We believe the 12-Step process encourages and builds positive mental health which can contribute to long term recovery. The 12-Step method gives patients a place to surrender their addiction, understand their experience, and move forward into their new lives, forming new patterns and learning new coping mechanisms.

What are the 12 Steps?

  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol–that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings
  8. Made a list of persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

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