If you aren’t familiar with the Twelve Steps already, it’s important to know that they are made up of twelve principles that you can learn about and implement in your life — to help you become and stay sober. Supporting recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, sex addiction, gambling and other compulsive behaviors, the twelve step treatment model has provided millions of people around the world the chance to break free from the ties that bind them.
Why do we use the twelve step model? Because it works. According to the Twelve Steps, your path to recovery begins when you admit that you’re powerless over your addiction. During the recovery process, you’ll be encouraged to examine any mistakes you have made along the way and mend relationships with those you have hurt. While you don’t have to be religious to follow the guidelines and benefit from the Twelve Steps, the principles do refer to a higher power and God.
Our clinical approach here at ARC draws heavily from the Twelve Steps:
- Laying down the foundation for your work in recovery
- Helping you better understand addiction
- Showing you helpful tools you can use
- Helping you recognize the consequences of your addiction
- Offering hope in a time of darkness
As you work through the steps, remember: we can show you the steps to take, but you must be the one to take action.