Understanding and working a 12 Step program is an essential part of recovery for residents at The Texas House. Residents will be given the opportunity to regularly attend 12 step meetings in order to understand and work through the 12 steps as part of their sober living process.
The 12 step program is one of the most widely used approaches for dealing with drug and alcohol abuse and is a key component to a successful recovery process.
What is a 12 Step Program?
The 12 steps are guidelines that offer those in recovery valuable tools to overcome addiction to alcohol or drugs. They are considered to be one of the effective ways to work through recovery and greatly reduce the possibility of relapse.
A 12 step program helps participants to understand and work through the 12 steps in a way that works best for his individual needs. Some participants will struggle with certain steps or need to revisit some steps and a 12 step program group is there to provide the emotional support and motivation that he will need to be successful.
A 12 step program offers its participants an opportunity for spiritual growth and strength, inviting him to understand his recovery process from a spiritual perspective and offering enhanced overall wellness.
The Benefits a 12 Step Program
Regular attendance at 12 step program meetings offers participants an opportunity to learn more about the process and to build an enhanced social structure. The program gives its participants structure and support as they work through the steps to their recovery.
Participants in 12 step programs have a greater support network, a better understanding of how the 12 step program can help their recovery, and the additional tools they will need to continue the recovery process when they return home.