What is the 12-Step Facilitation Program? A 12-step facilitation program is a set of principles to follow that secure a course of action for beating problems including alcoholism and other types of addictions. The rehab and detox that occurs here at StepHouse Recovery in Orange County keeps in mind what was originally created by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) as a method of recovery from alcoholism.
With almost all addicts, the willpower to overcome the urge to use becomes non-existent. The first step is for addicts to admit that they have no defense against the urge to use or abuse a substance. They admit that they cannot defeat their addiction, that the addiction has ruined their lives and that they need help to overcome it.
This step applies to everyone regardless of the religion they practice or even if they do not believe or used to believe in a higher power. This is the step where despite how much addiction has taken from them that there is still hope. This hoppe is a Power greater than themselves that can guide them to the path of recovery and freedom.
Step Three is where addicts entrust themselves to God (again, does not matter what religion an addict practices). When they have completed steps one and two an addict is ready to give these matters over to God and trust that God can help them restore their lives and healthy behavior. This is where the addict makes the decision to change their behavior and end their addiction.
After entrusting themselves to God (or a Higher Power, if you prefer) addicts enter step four where they now see things in their lives as they truly are. Addicts look at their influences in their lives and their choices to see what has led them to addiction. They look at their flaws and desires and begin to determine when and where in their lives that they began their addiction. This step is vital to determine the source of their addiction and they can begin their steps to recovery.
This is a difficult step for addicts to perform because it involves them to confess their flaws and failures to someone other than themselves. Confessing to another person and to God (a Higher Power) becomes more real to the addict. This is where the veil is lifted and the addict can see the truth of what their addiction has done. Being completely honest in step five is crucial to long term sobriety.
Step six is the step for preparation and reflection. This is where after all the confession, the admittance to the addict themselves, to others and to God (A Higher Power), is done and the addict must get their mind and heart ready to have God remove their defects of character. This means removing any desired or life influences that incite addictive behavior. In order to make the sacrifices they need to recover, an addicts must prepare themselves in this step.
This step expands from step 3. This is where the addict surrenders themselves to God (a Higher Power) in order to have God remove their defects of character. This is also the step where na addict must rid themselves of all sources that lead to addictive behaviors. These can be anything from an addict’s pride, a need to belong among their friends to external sources, like if their friends abuse substances. Addicts must remove anything that can cause them to stray from their path to recovery.
Step eight is where you begin to make amends. Addicts make a list of all the people they have hurt because of their addiction. Many addicts use what they have learned in step four to make this list. It also helps to write down thoughts with each name about what some appropriate amends may be.
Step 9: Made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others
Step nine finished what an addict has started in step eight. The addict makes amends to those they have harmed because of their addiction. It is not enough to admit to those harmed by addiction that an addict has caused harm, they must do everything in their power to mend the damage they have caused. Recovering from addiction and maintaining sobriety is a big part of that 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 ten is a continuation of step four and also lays the foundation for the rest of the addict’s life. It is a lifelong commitment to continually monitor their lives and identify when new defects of character arise, like in the case of relapse. New defects will likely develop but it is important for the addict to to identify and deal with new defects promptly before they begin to affect their lives like their old defects of character.
Step 11: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry it out
Prayer and Meditation, practiced in step eleven, helps to keep an addict (or by this time ex-addict) grounded into 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 generally do not believe in religion. In any case, prayer and meditation helps provide a safe place to help stay on the path of sobriety.
Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice the principles in all our affairs
This is step is very important for the addicts out there who have not gone through the 12-step process. With many other people it, when someone has addiction problems, they are more likely to go and seek help when someone offers to help who has gone through the same experience. This step is important because it helps spread the message to others who need help but do not know where to turn.
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 remains a time-tested support system for recovering alcoholics and addicts.
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 structures specifically for each individual; since no two people are alike, neither should the 12-Step Facilitation.
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.
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 leader in alcohol rehab in Orange County, utilizes group therapy and one-on-one sessions twice a week. If you or a loved one has struggled with alcohol, please call us today at 714-394-3494 or toll-free at 888-923-7623!
- Acceptance of the need for abstinence from alcohol and other drug use
- Surrender, or the willingness to participate actively in 12-step facilitation fellowships as a means of sustaining sobriety.
Our TSF Counselors assesses 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.