Here at Riverwalk Recovery Center, we have seen many people come through our doors. Some of them had been abusing drugs or alcohol since they were teenagers. Others have been struggling with a mental health illness for many years. Some of our clients had been in treatment before, but went back to the lifestyle they were living prior to treatment.
No matter what situation you are in, our team would like to see you living a happy, healthy and safe life. We want you to be content and be able to overcome your addiction or mental health disorder. In order to do this, our Riverwalk Recovery Center team believes that 12 step facilitation therapy might be able to help.
If you haven’t heard of this treatment yet or you want more information about it, keep reading here today or contact us to ask any questions you might have about 12 step facilitation therapy.
Talking About 12 Step Facilitation Therapy Treatments
Are you thinking about using 12 step facilitation therapy services to help you during your recovery? If so, it might be a good idea to get more of a basic understanding of what this type of treatment is and what it can do for you.
Basically, 12 step facilitation therapy includes 12 steps that you work on. These steps help you to advance your life and recovery. You will work on amends, understanding past behaviors, preventing relapse and achieving your recovery goals. When you work on these steps in our treatment center, you can get support and guidance.
Principles of the 12 Steps Used in This Treatment
Whenever you are going into recovery from an addiction or mental health disorder, it is a good idea to follow some principles. By doing so, you can have a better foundation for your recovery. The principles of 12 step facilitation therapy include:
- Being able to ACCEPT that the addiction and mental health conditions you have are diseases (once you accept this, you may be more willing and able to move forward in your recovery)
- Being able to surrender to your higher power (this is your version of “God” as you understand them – turning to them for support, strength, and help in your recovery)
- Being able to actively involve yourself in your recovery (sharing your story with other participants of the treatment program, talking to and being honest with your therapist, attending meetings, and participating in each part of your treatment program and recovery)
If you can follow each one of these principles, you can have a better chance of living a life of honesty, integrity, humbleness, serenity and pride in your recovery.
Working on the 12 Steps in a Treatment Program
If you plan to attend 12 step facilitation therapy sessions, you may want a heads up on what the 12 steps are that you will be working on. The foundation of the 12 steps are as follows:
- In step 1, you admit your powerlessness over alcohol and that your life isn’t under control
- In step 2, you believe your higher power is greater than yourself and that your HP can restore you to sanity
- In step 3, you decide to turn your will over to your higher power
- In step 4, you make your searching and fearless inventory of yourself
- In step 5, you admit to your higher power, to yourself, and to another human being of your wrongs
- In step 6, you are fully ready to have your higher power remove your character defects
- In step 7, you humbly ask your higher power to take those shortcomings away
- In step 8, you make a list of people who harmed and be willing to make amends to each of them
- In step 9, you make those amends whenever you can, unless it would injure them in some way
- In step 10, you keep working on your personal inventory and admit when you are wrong
- In step 11, you seek through prayer and meditation to improve conscious contact with your higher power
- In step 12, you have a spiritual awakening and share that with others who need to do the same
Each one of these steps can take you further into your life of recovery. Sometimes, certain steps can take longer than others. However, the more you stick to them and work on them, the better outcomes it can have for your recovery.
Use 12 Step Facilitation Therapy to Help in Your Recovery
Now you know what 12 step facilitation therapy is, what benefits this treatment has for your recovery and the foundation of the 12 steps. From this information, if you believe this treatment would be beneficial for your recovery journey, let us know. We believe it can help you and others to overcome addiction and work through a mental health disorder.
Contact us today, here at Riverwalk Recovery Center, to use 12 step facilitation therapy to help in your recovery.
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