People who struggle with addiction often isolate themselves from their family and friends. They don’t want others who might judge them to see how much they are drinking or using drugs. In addition, some people who struggle with addiction are embarrassed or ashamed of their substance use.
It is essential to understand that social interactions should serve as a positive experience – a chance to meet new people, connect with them and enjoy one another’s company. When someone has an addiction, everything goes out the window. It can be troubling on all sides of the relationship.
If you struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it is time to break free from the cycle of substance abuse and damaged relationships. Here at Harmony Oaks Recovery Center, we can help you. One treatment that may help is 12 step facilitation therapy. The 12-step approach to addiction recovery is one that millions of people have used and it works.
What Exactly is 12 Step Facilitation Therapy?
If you consider entering an addiction treatment program, you will come across various treatments that could help you. One of those is 12 step facilitation therapy. This type of therapy helps people to actively engage in their recovery. At Harmony Oaks Recovery Center, our team will encourage you to get involved in the 12 steps. By doing so, you can boost your chances of getting sober, staying sober and achieving long-term recovery.
What Principles Are Discussed in 12 Step Facilitation Therapy?
When you attend 12 step facilitation therapy sessions, there will be many things that you work on. However, before learning more about those topics, it is vital to understand the principles during this type of therapy. These principles include:
- Acceptance: Understanding addiction is a disease and you must accept you have this disease (willpower alone isn’t going to help you overcome an addiction)
- Surrendering: During these therapy sessions, you will learn how to surrender yourself to a Higher Power, so you can receive the strength and support needed to overcome addiction
- Active recovery involvement: Joining, participating, and sharing in the meetings and other 12-step activities
As you can see, there are some great principles to 12 step facilitation therapy. Anyone who struggles with an addiction can benefit from this type of therapy. Reach out to our team today to get started in a recovery program that includes 12 step treatments.
What Are the 12 Steps You Will Work Through?
People who have an addiction to drugs or alcohol need guidance and support. They need to create a solid foundation for their recovery that will help them manage cravings, deal with triggers, work through issues, and overcome their addiction. The 12 steps can help you to do this.
The 12 Steps that you will work through include:
- Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.
- Step 2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
- Step 3: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
- Step 4: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
- Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
- Step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
- Step 7: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
- Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
- Step 9: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
- Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
- Step 11: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
- Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
- The 12 steps can help you to dive into personal issues and history. Throughout the process, you may experience many emotions – some of them more difficult than others. However, with the support of our team, you can significantly improve your chances of overcoming your addiction.
After you leave our treatment program, we will recommend you continue attending 12 step meetings. Those meetings can help you to continue your path to sobriety and recovery.
Get Into 12 Step Facilitation Therapy Soon
Do you struggle with an addiction? If so, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team here at Harmony Oaks Recovery Center. We can get you into a treatment program that includes many services, including 12 step facilitation therapy.
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