Overcoming addiction is not a simple process. It takes a lot of thinking, planning, and working on what went wrong and what is to come. One way you can see improvement is through the 12-Step program. Founded on the belief that people can right their wrongs and live for a higher power, this type of therapy can be very effective for overcoming substance abuse. It may change your future. At Archstone Behavioral Health, we encourage you to learn more about how it can help you.
What Is the 12-Step Therapy Program?
Alcoholics Anonymous developed the 12-Step program. It is a type of therapy in which you follow specific guidelines across 12 steps to overcome your addiction. It is often thought of as one of the best ways for people to overcome alcohol addiction. This program is one of the most recognized because it allows you to focus on yourself, others, and your addiction in a positive manner.
The 12 steps often have a spiritual principle to them. They often call on you to look to God or a higher power for support and a model to live by. However, there are many nonreligious methods of using this program, and they can be very effective.
What Are The 12 Steps?
There are numerous components of the 12-Step program. Each one requires you to take some action or come to some level of healing in yourself. For example, the first is to admit that you are powerless to control your alcoholism and that your life has become unmanageable as a direct result of this.
You’ll then work through steps that encourage you to believe in a power that is greater than yourself and that that power has the ability to restore our clarity and sanity. You will then make a decision to turn our will and your life to God as you recognize Him.
The 12 steps also require you to admit to God and others the exact nature of our wrongs and to be ready for God to remove these wrongs from you. You have to ask for the removal of your shortcomings and then make a list of those you harmed. You’ll work through that list, making amends to those you’ve hurt unless doing so can cause them more harm.
Is This the Right Type of Substance Abuse Support for You?
There are many benefits to using the 12 step process for substance abuse. For example, it may help you to:
- Stop trying to control a balance between alcohol and daily life
- Recognize and ask for help
- Choose to live a higher quality of life
- Reach out to those you’ve hurt
- Gives you the confidence to rebuild your mental health
- Supports your belief that a Higher Power can make things better
Take the Time to Learn About the Substance Abuse Treatment for You
The 12-Step program is one of those that we offer as a way to work on substance abuse. It is a tool designed to provide you with support every step of the way. It is just one of the therapies and resources we offer at Archstone Behavioral Health.
If you are ready for change, learn more about each of our programs, including:
Invest in Your Future by Calling Archstone Behavioral Health Now
Our 12 Step program is designed to empower you to take control of your future. It is one of the many treatment programs we offer for substance abuse. It can provide you with exceptional care and outstanding support. Your first step is to learn more about our program at Archstone Behavioral Health by calling us at 561.631.9478 or reaching out to us online now.