The 12 Step Program
The 12 Steps Program was created by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to establish guidelines for the best way to overcome an addiction to alcohol and other substances and addictions.
Although the 12 Steps program is based on spiritual principles, many non-religious people have found the program immensely helpful. It emphasizes the presence of God (A Higher Power) as each participant understands him, allowing for different interpretations and religious beliefs.
The 12-step program is a support group for people battling a variety of unhealthy and destructive behaviors, including substance use disorders. It consists of men and women who share experiences, strength and hope with one another. At Netwealth Medical Services: Centre for Addiction Management and Psychological Medicine, we also adapt the steps as one of our core programs while in treatment.
The 12-step program encourage members to adopt a set of guiding principles called the 12 Steps. Following the steps in order has helped people achieve and maintain abstinence from behavioral problems such as substance use disorders, gambling addiction, etc. The bonds formed and lessons learned during these meetings can last a lifetime.
The 12 Steps
Through the 12 Steps, our patients learn how to cope with addiction, avoid triggers and live sober lives. Support group members admit their powerlessness over addiction, examine past mistakes and make amends with those they have wronged. In each meeting, they share support and learn ways to apply the 12-step principles to their daily lives.
The goal is to help members experience a spiritual awakening, a phrase used by Alcoholics Anonymous to describe the personality change required to overcome addiction.
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