What is the 12-Step Facilitation Program?
The 12-step program is a set of principles that secure a course of action for beating problems, including alcoholism and other types of addictions. The rehab and detox that occur here at StepHouse Recovery in Orange County keep in mind what was originally created by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) as a method of recovery from alcoholism.
Our 12-Step Facilitation in Orange County implements the behavioral, spiritual and cognitive principles into recovery treatment that have made the fellowships so helpful for the past decades.
The 12 (Modified) Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
Step 1: Admit powerlessness – that your life has become unmanageable.
In order to solve a problem, it must first be acknowledged. Addicts must admit they can no longer defeat their addiction on their own, that the addiction has ruined their lives, and that they need help to overcome it.
Step 2: Believe that a power greater than yourself could restore you to sanity.
Regardless of religion or practice, this is the belief that there is still hope. The path to recovery and freedom are open, despite the toll of addiction.
Step 3: Decide to turn your will and life over to a greater power.
When they have completed steps one and two an addict is ready to give their addiction over to a higher power and trust that it will help them restore their lives and healthy behavior. This is where the addict makes the decision to change their behavior and end their addiction.
Step 4: Make a searching moral inventory of yourself.
Addicts must learn to see things in their lives as they truly are. Examine what has led them to addiction; reflect on their flaws and desires to determine where it all began. Finding the source is integral to begin the path to recovery.
Step 5: Admit to yourself and others the exact nature of your flaws.
This step is difficult because it requires one to confess their flaws and failures to someone else. In doing so, they can come to recognize their own shortcomings. In the end, the veil is lifted and the addict can see the truth of what their addiction has done. Being completely honest is crucial to long-term sobriety.
Step 6: Be ready to remove the defects of your character.
This step is for preparation and reflection. This is where after all the confessions the addict has made to themselves and others, the addict must get their mind and heart ready to have a higher power remove their defects of character. This means removing any desires or life influences that incite addictive behavior and begin making the sacrifices they need to recover.
Step 7: Humbly ask a greater power to remove shortcomings.
This is where the addict surrenders themselves to a higher power to remove their defects of character. The addict must rid themselves of all sources that lead back to addictive behaviors, such as an addict’s pride, a need to belong, destructive thoughts, etc. Addicts must address anything that can cause them to stray from their path to recovery.
Step 8: List those you’ve hurt, and prepare to make amends.
Friends, family, and co-workers may have all been hurt due to the addict’s addiction. Many use what they have learned in Step Four: Making a searching moral inventory of yourself to help create a list of those they may have hurt. It also helps to write down thoughts with each name about what some appropriate amends may be.
Step 9: Make direct amends to those you’ve hurt when possible.
The addict makes amends to those they have harmed because of their addiction. It is not enough to admit the addict’s mistakes — they must do everything in their power to mend the damage they have caused. Recovering from addiction and maintaining sobriety plays a large part, but depending on how much harm an addict has done, they may have to dig deeper to make amends even after recovery is complete.
Step 10: Continue to take personal inventory and admit mistakes.
Step Ten is a continuation of Step Four: Making a searching moral inventory of yourself, and lays the foundation for the rest of the addict’s life. It is a lifelong commitment to continually monitor their lives and identify when issues arise, as in the case of relapse. It is important for the addict to identify and address mistakes before it can negatively impact their life.
Step 11: Pray or meditate to seek strength of will.
Prayer and meditation help to keep an (ex-)addict grounded in the reality that has brought them out of their addictive behaviors. Prayer is helpful for those with religious beliefs while meditation is handy for those who do not believe in religion to provide a mental safe place to help stay on the path of sobriety.
Step 12: Try to spread this message to others who need help.
This is step is very important for the addicts out there who have not gone through the 12-step process. With many other people, someone who has addiction problems is more likely to go and seek help when suggested by someone who has gone through the same experience. In spreading the message to others, those who need help but do not know where to turn can find the resources available to aid their recovery.
Origins of the 12-Step Facilitation Program
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share with each other their experiences and hope as part of the process in recovering from their addiction with rehab in Orange County.
The 12-step facilitation model has evolved over the years to include other addictions (drugs, behavioral-based addictions as well as gender-specific groups) as well as elements of separation for those who are uncomfortable with the steps’ religious roots. The priority of AA is to carry its message of recovery to the alcoholic or addict seeking help. As a leader in alcohol rehab in Orange County, StepHouse Recovery wants to get people in need of change on to the path to recovery.
Alcohol rehab and alcohol detox in Orange County takes on the process of becoming sober. 12-step facilitation groups are important to all treatment types and remain a time-tested support system for recovering alcoholics and addicts.
Our 12-Step Program
Our 12-Step Facilitation programs consist of an approach that promotes recovery from addiction to alcohol, drugs and other addictive behaviors.
Each step of the program is structured specifically for each individual; since no two people are alike, neither is their recovery.
Based off of the methods that form the core of the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and other similarly structured fellowships, our 12-Step Facilitation counselors implement rehab with the behavioral, spiritual and cognitive principles into individual and group sessions that have made 12-Step Facilitation programs so popular and helpful for the past several decades.
Alcohol rehab in Orange County coupled with the principles of AA creates a system built for success.
Our counselors assess the client’s alcohol or drug use, advocates abstinence, explains the basic twelve-step concepts. They also actively supports and facilitates initial involvement and ongoing participation in AA. Alcohol detox in Orange County is most successful with the 12-Step Facilitation program.
By focusing on the concept of wholeness and integrity, our counselors will provide the client with rehab principles for living addiction-free by connecting your feelings and beliefs with your actions so that your life is congruent with your deepest values.
As a client at StepHouse Recovery Center, they will receive detox services that are comprehensive and customizable to their needs. With two one-on-one therapy sessions that occur each week, all clients get the care they need.
The Power of the Group!
While individual therapy is effective, one of the best ways to change human behavior to is to allow similarly afflicted individuals to share their hardships and experiences in a group setting.
StepHouse Recovery Center, as a leader in alcohol rehab in Orange County, utilizes group therapy and one-on-one sessions twice a week.