12-Step Recovery

Austin 12-Step Program: Powerful Tools for Addiction Recovery

If you are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, our 12-step program in Austin can provide the support and tools for you to maintain your sobriety and reclaim a normal life. Here are three key ways in which our recovery program can help:

1. Support
Break your substance dependency with support of others going through the same addiction. We provide multiple opportunities with our programs for group and one-on-one support. You will be able to listen, understand, and relate with others in addiction recovery. Through our support system, you will be able to build back your confidence and trust – with yourself and others.

2. Manage Your Trigger Points

Build a tool set to manage your triggers and utilize the twelve-step program for drug and alcohol addiction treatment. We provide tools and exercises that will help you to train your mind to reject your cravings. You will have time to analyze where your addiction is rooted and how to reduce the chance of relapse.

3. Follow-up Care

After completing the rehab program, you can get continued help with  relapse prevention and other problems associated with alcoholism in a post-treatment after-care program. This can be done in personal therapy or peer group sessions.

Addiction recovery may save your life. It can certainly improve it. Contact us for more information about our effective 12-step program in Austin.

What Are the 12 Steps in the 12-Step Program?

The 12-Steps were created by the founders of Alcoholic Anonymous to establish a guideline for an optimal method to overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol. Although the 12-Steps put heavy emphasis on spirituality, many non-religious people have found the program to work for them and be immensely helpful. The language in the 12-Steps emphasizes the presence of God as each individual may understand their own conception of their higher power.

Here are the 12-Steps as defined by Alcoholics Anonymous:

1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol and that our lives have become unmanageable.

2. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

8. Made a list of persons who we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do would injure them or others.

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all of our affairs.

According to a study from the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, cognitive restructuring — or the ability to change the thought patterns in ways that also change behavior, is an important element of substance abuse treatment. This study shows that 12-Step programs can enable cognitive restructuring around substance abuse and similar behaviors. This type of work makes it possible for individuals to change their behavioral patterns and thought processes concerning their substance abuse.

Once an individual has gone through all 12 steps, it’s likely that they may need to go through them again. It’s possible that there were some issues that they needed to work out in their life but didn’t. An addict might need more time to further process the 12 steps and gain a new perspective through working each step over again. The Tenth Step is all about taking a continued moral inventory which means that a person must be honest with themselves. If that person isn’t ready to move on, then they should consider working the steps again.

By working the 12 steps, there are a number of reasons as to why this program is effective for treating addiction. There is an abundance of AA groups and meetings making it easy to find a group near someone suffering from addiction. With that, comes a large and well structured social network as AA has been around for so long and is so widely instituted. This network of people plays a crucial role in recovery as it’s important to practice unity with other alcoholics and addicts. Combined with that is the emphasis the 12-Step program places on having a sponsor that shares their experience, strength and hope in recovery or to provide encouragement and motivation as well as attending group meetings and finding strength through peers.

Ultimately, the fact of it is that a treatment program, even one that fits an individual’s exact needs, is only going to be as effective as the effort that is put into it. Any Lengths Retreat is an all men treatment center that utilizes the 12-step program in order to stay sober and treat addiction with an optimal method of recovery. We believe that working a solid 12-Step program is the solution to recovery and fundamental to living a life of sobriety.