A range of addiction therapy programs exist. Each one of them is a bit different in what they can offer, how they work, and what they treat. For some, a 12-step therapy program is the best first step. It enables a person to work through a set of steps to support full recovery, relying on a higher power to do so. At Ethan Crossing of Columbus, our team provides an exceptional level of support in our state-of-the-art facility to help you reach your goals.
How a 12-Step Therapy Program Works
A 12-step therapy program rests on a therapy approach created by Alcoholics Anonymous. The program aims to help people overcome addiction by relying on a higher power while changing behavior. That higher power can be any source of guidance you have in your life. It doesn’t have to be God or religious at all. The ultimate goal is to realize the need for support and guidance to correct your past mistakes.
Expectations for a 12-Step Program
First, consider what the 12 steps are and how a person is to work through them to achieve improvement. This is a brief look at them:
- Admit you do not have power over your addiction.
- Believe in a higher power in some form and that that higher power can help you.
- Decide to turn over complete control of your addiction to the higher power.
- Create a personal inventory, a look at what you’ve done and how you’ve come to this place.
- Admit to yourself, the higher power, and other people the wrongs you’ve made as a component of your addiction.
- Work to allow the higher power to correct your character’s shortcomings, which may be the cause of the addiction.
- Ask the higher power to remove those shortcomings from your life.
- Create a list of wrongs done to other people. Find a way to make amends for those wrongs.
- Reach out to the people you’ve hurt to correct the wrongs. Do this only when reaching out does not cause further harm to a person.
- Continue to monitor personal inventory. Recognize and admit when you are wrong.
- Find a way to connect to the higher power through prayer, meditation, or another manner.
- Tell others about the 12 steps as a way to help them through addiction.
When you work through this type of program, you can expect to progressively see changes in yourself and in what you believe about yourself. Over time, this can lead to improvements in confidence and your ability to abstain from drug use.
Incorporate the 12-Step Program in Our Treatment
At Ethan Crossing of Columbus, we offer a wide range of treatment options to support your recovery. The 12-step program is one component of this. By working through each of these strategies, we can help you create a new future for yourself. In addition to the use of the 12 steps, you may work with our team on other services, including:
- Individual therapy programs
- Group therapy programs
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Holistic therapy programs
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Yoga therapy
Spend some time thinking about your future and recognize how making changes now can change it for the better. For more information about the treatment options available, please contact our treatment team today.
Invest in Your Future at Ethan Crossing of Columbus
Finding the correct type of therapy for you is the most critical step in your recovery. Our team can help you examine the benefits of a 12-step therapy program and how it may help your needs. Ethan Crossing of Columbus offers a range of therapies and resources to help you heal. Ready to learn more about them? Connect online now or call 855.476.0078 for an appointment with us.