At Sobriety Connection, the 12 step group is part of our comprehensive recovery treatment for each guest. Our program is structured to fit the needs of each resident through a combination of group support, addiction treatment, group outings and healthy living techniques. In addition to these recovery techniques, we offer a 12 step group.
What is 12-Step Group?
Twelve step group was first introduced by Alcoholics Anonymous and has been used continually by many other rehabilitation programs around the globe. Twelve step group consists of guidelines that can be adapted to fit the needs of an individual as they recover from addiction. Our twelve step program involves individualized milestones, goals and self reflection. Our process is outlined below:
- Admitting that one cannot control their addiction and that this addiction is interfering with their life. The first step to recovery is admitting that you are unable to control your addiction to a certain substance. This is a realization you should come to on your own in order to avoid relapsing. Once you have recognized that there is a problem, you can begin your healing process.
- Trusting there is help for one’s addiction and finding the strength to accept that help. Recognizing your addiction is a great first step. However, this is ineffective if you think there is nothing you can do to overcome your addiction. At Sobriety Connection, we have many resources to offer you the support you need during your recovery process. In addition to support, many people seek faith from a higher power along their journey.
- Making a decision to change one’s life through seeking help. Making a decision to change is your choice and it will require intervention, accountability and patience. We understand that intervention is a vulnerable process, which is why our staff is thoroughly trained and experienced in addiction recovery.
- Reflecting on oneself and examining one’s past. Many times an addiction can stem from one’s past experiences. We find it important to reflect and uncover any obstacles in one’s past in order to overcome and get to the root of one’s addiction.
- Confessing what you have done wrong in order to find closure. Confessing your wrong doings can be difficult. However, once a person confesses they are often able to find closure and let go of negativity.
- Recognizing your wrong doings and deciding to put your past behind you. Confessing your wrong doings is an important step of the 12 step process. In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to discuss these wrong doings with a trusted individual.
- Asking for forgiveness. This step often takes residents out of their comfort zones. However, asking for forgiveness can remove a huge weight from many people’s shoulders. The trusted person who is assisting you with this process will recommend strategies to ask for forgiveness and help.
- Acknowledging that your addiction has hurt yourself, as well as those around you. We understand how challenging it can be to admit you have hurt people around you. Even if this was unintentional, it can be relieving and beneficial to acknowledge the pain your addiction has caused.
- Making amends to those you have hurt. We have found that a lot of our residents experience guilt and pain surrounding those they have hurt from their addiction. Making amends to those you have hurt is a way to start over and recultivate relationships with others.
- Avoiding those associated with your addiction and cultivating supportive relationships. We recognize that a person’s social scene may be centered around their addiction. However, in order to stay sober it may mean avoiding those who influence you to relapse or use a substance.
- Reflecting on one’s progress and continually setting personal goals. Recover is something to be proud of! Reflecting on your progress and continuing to set goals is important for your personal growth and overall health.
- Helping others who may be recovering from addiction through what you have learned through your own recovery process. After your recovery, you may meet others who were in a position similar to yours. Helping others is rewarding and an important way to stay sober and cultivate strong relationships.