While you may have heard of 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous before, you might not know that they can be part of treatment programs for many different addictions. Individual counseling, group therapy, diet and exercise, and medication are all part of a comprehensive treatment plan. A 12-step program can be an additional tool to help someone on the path to recovery. We know that recovery programs are not one-size-fits-all, and we can come up with the right plan to help you or your loved one achieve lasting sobriety.
What Is a 12-Step Program?
A founding principle of 12-step programs is that people can help each other live sober lives by sharing their struggles. Because everyone in the group is in recovery from addiction, they understand the challenge of long-lasting sobriety and the temptation to relapse. This kind of empathetic support can make a difference. These programs also exist under the foundation of anonymity, designed to be a safe space for discussing difficulties. This approach both emphasizes the power of taking responsibility and the strength of a supportive social network.
What are the 12 steps? Generally, 12-step programs follow this model:
- Admitting powerlessness over the addiction
- Believing in a greater power that can promote healing (could be a religious figure or the power of the universe)
- Turning over control to that higher power
- Taking a thorough moral inventory
- Admitting your wrongdoing to the greater power, yourself, and another person
- Acknowledging readiness to heal
- Asking your greater power for the strength to resolve your shortcomings
- Making a list of people you have harmed because of your addiction and being ready to make it right
- Making amends to those who you’ve hurt, unless doing so would bring them or you more harm
- Continuously taking a thorough moral inventory and quickly admitting to wrongdoing
- Connecting regularly with the greater power for strength
- Passing the message of hope to other people struggling with addiction
How a 12-Step Program Can Aid Your Recovery
These programs, when paired with other research-based services, can help people maintain long-term recovery. At Fort Behavioral Health in Texas, our goal is to give you the tools to use after treatment to maintain your sobriety. The non-judgmental support of those who have been down the same road might be precisely what you need. During inpatient treatment at our facilities, our on-site 12-step program will help you understand what to expect from these programs throughout the rest of your recovery. Additionally, when paired with professional counseling, group therapy sessions, and research-backed medical care, these programs form a thorough treatment plan.
Our 12-Step Program at Fort Behavioral Health
Whether you’re in recovery from alcohol addiction or opioid addiction, Fort Behavioral Health has the programs and experience to come up with the right treatment plan. Overcoming addiction alone isn’t the only option. Those who spend more time in treatment are likely to spend more time sober. After leaving our facilities, 12-step programs in the community can be crucial components of continued recovery. In these group settings, people can share the struggles they face in real-world settings while working to stay sober.
Our facilities at Fort Behavioral Health in Texas are state-of-the-art. Our private rooms and bathrooms give you space as you detox and recover. Finally, our master clinicians are available around the clock to care for you and provide medical support. We also offer amenities like our chef-driven cuisine, full-size basketball court, fitness classes, and a business center.
If you have questions about our 12-step program in Texas or want to learn more about the programs we offer, we invite you to reach out. When you or your loved one is ready to break the cycle of addiction and set the stage for lifelong recovery, contact Fort Behavioral Health at 844.332.1807, or contact us online. Talk to a member of our staff today.