12 Step Program
to treatment. The purpose of a 12-Step Program is to replace
an addiction with a higher purpose.
What is a 12-Step Program
A 12-Step Program is a standard of recovery from addiction. The programs use various forms of therapy and community support to help in addiction recovery. One of the main objectives of the programs is to reduce the possible risk of relapse due to addiction.
12-Step Programs can be religious or non-religious. Many of the programs focus on the improvement of mental and physical health. There are many different types of programs that specialize in certain addictions. The programs focus on self-reflection. Long-term consequences of the addiction are strongly emphasized to reduce the risk of further drug use.
A 12 Step Program offers a community of members from many different backgrounds. The atmosphere of a loving and caring community can make the recovery process much easier. Members generally meet once a week to discuss their recovery progress.
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Different Types of 12-Step Programs
There are many different types of 12-Step Programs. Each program varies in their belief system and the substance that is treated.
Many programs treat addictions regarding alcohol. In fact, the original 12-Step Programs focus on alcohol-related addictions.
Other major substances that are commonly treated include narcotics, cocaine, crystal meth, and marijuana. The treatment of a drug-related addiction depends on the institute.
There is usually a family history of drug addiction with many of the cases. In the case of family history, it is best to avoid situations that may trigger the desire to return to a drug.
Some programs may require participants to figure out what is the most important thing in their life. Once the priorities are aligned, the recovery process can begin.
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The Effectiveness of a 12-Step Program
Studies demonstrate that 12-Step programs can be an effective method to treat addictions. The programs use various techniques from therapy to understand the human condition.
Anyone is eligible to join a recovery program. Almost all programs are confidential. Anonymity can remove any sense of fear of embarrassment from the community.
Regular attendance is advised for long-term recovery. The first few weeks can be the most challenging because withdrawal symptoms are the strongest in the beginning. Judgment is also severely impaired.
The time it takes to eliminate an addiction can vary with each case. Each program offers lessons that can be transferred to any aspect of life. The connections that are formed from the provided communities can last a lifetime. A 12-Step program demonstrates the importance of communication.
There are many books that discuss the philosophies of the programs. A combination of reading, a healthy lifestyle, and a supportive community can help with addiction recovery. With more research in human psychology, personal plans can offer more solutions to treat addictions.
Our evidence-based treatment programs include 12-Step aspects tailored to each individual. The 12-Step model encompasses a method of care designed to support clients throughout their treatment plan and beyond to lead a life of recovery.