One of the most common methods that is used to help someone recover from a drug or alcohol addiction is the 12 step program. This program was designed in the 1940s by Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder, Bill W. The 12 step program has been used by addicts for the past 70 years and continues to be a foundation for many treatment centers because it is truly an effective way for an addict to dedicate their life to being sober.
At The Discovery House, we offer the 12 step program for both alcohol and drug recovery. This program promotes whole healing of the person’s life, and relies on help from others to aid in recovery. When someone starts abusing drugs or alcohol in the first place, it is often a way for them to cope with stress, disappointment, or trauma in their life. As the individual continues to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol, they quickly become dependent on it. The 12 step program helps clients identify their underlying issues and work through them as they recover.
We use the 12 steps to promote lifelong sobriety
Because addiction to drugs or alcohol completely controls addicts’ lives, even after recovery, taking one more drink often leads to complete relapse. For someone in recovery, it is often impossible to use their substance “just once”. That one time leads to another, and before the person knows it, they are addicted again. With complete abstinence, the person removes that temptation to drink more than they should.
For the best recovery results, complete abstinence from drugs and alcohol is necessary after treatment. The Discovery House helps connect individuals in recovery with support groups to help them avoid relapse. Support group members find great strength and encouragement from other members, as they all live in sobriety together and know that others are feeling the same challenges to abstain.
Contact us via our form or by calling 888.962.7451 to get more information on our 12 step program.