12 step program refers to a process for recovery
and a 12 step program will help maintain abstinence for years.
12 step program attendance is highly recommended after inpatient
recovery care and for good reason. A recent UCLA study shows
that individuals who attended a 12 step program on a regular
basis were less likely to return to abusing alcohol and drugs.
Many support groups take the form of a 12 step program such
as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. Since the
12 step program was first established nearly 70 years ago,
nearly every behavior disorder imaginable has a corresponding
12 step program.
The 12 step program is described as a process
because it is important to practice its principles every day
in order to stay abstinent from drugs, alcohol and other destructive
behaviors. Individuals who apply 12 step program principles
to their lives find a new way of living that is beyond their
hopes and dreams. Treatment centers are a popular and effect
method of beginning a 12 step program.
Spencer Recovery Centers has been introducing
clients to the recovery community for over a decade. Treatment
begins by correctly identifying the true problem and determining
an effective treatment plan. Spencer accomplishes this goal
by employing medical doctors and psychologists trained in
the addiction field. After personalized medical attention
eases withdrawal symptoms, intensive counseling sessions lay
a foundation of open communication. Through one on one sessions
and group therapy classes, clients who up to this point had
been living in denial and running away from reality are able
to see the truth.
Honesty is the beginning of the 12 step program.
Admission that one is out of control and powerless to stop
drinking and/or using is required to begin the recovery process.
Most people are facing several crises in their lives with
family or employer or even the court system so often this
first step is not too difficult.
Having faith that the program can work for you
too is usually achieved by personal witness of those sharing
their own stories and how they recovered. Again, Spencer facilitates
this step through group sessions where all sorts of different
people can share about their common problems with drugs and
alcohol and what they did to get better. Trusting that a 12
step program can work is an important second step.
The third step that an effective treatment facility
like Spencer Recovery Center will help establish is helping
its clients with giving up the old destructive lifestyle by
surrendering the fight. Addiction will always win the battle
of wills and it is a critical third step to understand that
only by giving up and surrendering the power will a new constructive
life have a chance to develop.
Spencer Recovery Centers truly believes that
a 12 step program can work for anyone who truly works it.
Our job is to get you or your loved one started with the right
foundation and education to stay clean and sober for a lifetime.
Give our toll-free hotline a call today, it
is completely confidential and our counselors can answer any
questions you may have.