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12 Step Immersion

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The 12-Step Program aims to help participants initiate and sustain remission of alcohol use disorder and substance use disorder while improving psychological well-being, interpersonal skills, community connections, and coping mechanisms. All of the treatment programs here at our luxury addiction treatment center apply the 12-Step approach to addiction recovery. 12-Step Recovery has been proven successful for more than 80 years. The 12-Step approach began in the 1930s with Alcoholics Anonymous. Over the years, this approach has proven successful for many different addictive behaviors. The steps are often referred to as the “12 steps to freedom” from addiction. When a person is ready for treatment, the 12 steps will make sense. Contact us at 844.413.2690 or apply for admission to our Austin residential rehab.

woman meets therapist for 12 step immersion therapyThe 12-Step Program aims to help participants initiate and sustain remission of alcohol use disorder and substance use disorder while improving psychological well-being, interpersonal skills, community connections, and coping mechanisms. All of the treatment programs here at our luxury addiction treatment center apply the 12-Step approach to addiction recovery. 12-Step Recovery has been proven successful for more than 80 years. The 12-Step approach began in the 1930s with Alcoholics Anonymous. Over the years, this approach has proven successful for many different addictive behaviors. The steps are often referred to as the “12 steps to freedom” from addiction. When a person is ready for treatment, the 12 steps will make sense. Contact us at 844.413.2690 or apply for admission to our Austin residential rehab.

Attending AA & NA Meetings: 12-Step Addiction Recovery

The core premise of 12-Step Recovery is that addiction is a progressive disease that must be acknowledged. Acceptance allows the person to educate themselves and begin the process of healing. An admission that the disease and behaviors that flow from the addiction have made your life unmanageable is the first step. Participation in the 12-Step Recovery process includes:

  • Recognition that a “higher power” gives you strength
  • Studying your past wrongs and taking responsibility for them
  • Making amends for past wrong where possible
  • Learning to ask for help when needed
  • Development and learning to live with a new code of behavior
  • Contribution to the greater community by helping others who suffer from addictions

The “higher power” step is a sticking point for many people because it sounds religious, and they may not practice any religion. However, there is no requirement that a “higher power” be a religious entity. There are many non-religious ways to interpret the concept, such as the power of the collective group. The important thing to remember here is that the 12-Step Recovery process works; it is possible to commit yourself to this belief process without a religious focus.

We Use the 12 Steps Because They Work

The 12-steps are not just words; it is a process that recovering addicts must live and practice every day. Each step in the process brings a new understanding to the individual as well as a renewal of faith and inner strength. Those who have been successful in recovery understand how powerful it is to receive support from those who have recovered before them. Participation in a 12-step program provides the support of non-judging peers and offers the mentorship of those who have been through the recovery process. Remember, every person in the group is there for the same reason: to stay accountable, share experiences, get strength and hope, and develop a fellowship around recovery and sobriety. There are a number of groups based on the 12-step philosophy, including this partial list:

  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
  • All Addictions Anonymous
  • CA (Cocaine Anonymous)
  • Marijuana Anonymous
  • Methadone Anonymous
  • NA (Narcotics Anonymous)
  • Nicotine Anonymous
  • OA (Overeaters Anonymous)
  • Pills Anonymous

Programs for those affected by a loved one's addiction include

  • ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
  • Al-Anon
  • Alateen
  • Nar Anon

Find an Austin AA or NA Meeting

Alcohol use disorder and substance use disorder are two of the leading preventable causes of premature death and disability across the globe. Developing a harmful chemical dependence can happen to anyone; however, genetics, family history, and unhealed trauma predispose some people to addiction. Addiction destroys health, lives, families, careers, and dreams. The 12-step program, when combined with The Arbor’s residential addiction treatment, offers so many people the skills they need to hold onto their recovery, stay sober, and reconnect with their life’s purpose. Contact The Arbor in Georgetown, TX, by calling 844.413.2690 to learn about how participating in 12-step-informed inpatient addiction treatment can provide a foundation for your recovery.