12 Steps for Addiction Recovery
The 12 Steps is an approach to addressing alcoholism that was originally published in the 1939 book Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism (aka the Big Book).1 The Steps have become the backbone of addiction treatment for many patients. At Banyan Treatment Centers Boca Raton, we understand the importance of the 12 Steps for lasting addiction recovery, which is why we’re proud to offer a 12 Step addiction treatment program in Boca Raton.
The History of The 12 Steps for Addiction Recovery
The Big Book’s publication spearheaded a self-help approach to alcoholism treatment, with people realizing that they have the power to overcome their struggles. The Big Book earned its name from the sheer size of the first edition 1939 printing, with thick pages and a heavy spine, the book lived up to its name.1 But it’s the contents of The Big Book that make it so effective for addiction treatment. Since the first publication of The Steps, 12 Step addiction treatment programs have become effective in helping people overcome their alcohol use disorder struggles.
How 12 Step Addiction Treatment Programs Work
So, how do the 12 Steps work in action? The goal of The Steps is to help alcoholics recognize the severity of their challenges, connect to a higher power, and perform self-assessment to get and stay sober. Patients at our 12 Step program in Boca Raton will be given the tools and guidance they need to:
- Recognize the reality of their alcohol use disorder
- Perform a moral inventory to identify growth opportunities
- Make amends with those they’ve harmed through alcoholism
- Maintain personal inventory and righting of wrongs
- Assist others on their road to recovery
Each step within a 12 Step program builds off of the last, so it is crucial to work through the steps in order and with the proper guidance. At our 12 step program in Boca Raton, we offer patients the support they need to navigate this path of recovery. Performing the necessary introspection and self-work needed to make it through all the Steps can be challenging, but support and guidance make sobriety possible. The Steps help patients identify their shortcomings, their potential, and their successful recovery paths.
Additional Programs to Support Sobriety
At our center for alcoholism and addiction treatment in Boca Raton, we know that 12 Step programs are one of the many approaches that can help patients get and stay sober. While The Steps are a vital backbone of recovery, there is additional support needed to address the underlying mental health and physical aspects of alcohol use disorders.
Before working through The Steps, it’s important to successfully complete medically monitored drug and alcohol detox to address the underlying physical factors of addiction. At Banyan Treatment Centers Boca Raton, we offer the help you need to find sobriety. Contact us today to begin the path of recovery and to learn more about our 12 Step program in Boca Raton.
- Alcoholics Anonymous – 75th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of Alcoholics Anonymous
Most Insurance Plans Accepted
At Banyan Detox Boca Raton our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction are able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.
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Don’t surrender your life to addiction, take control and get your life back today with the help of our highly-qualified treatment programs. We’ve helped thousands of people empower themselves to take back control of their lives. It’s possible to live a healthy and happy life free from addiction. At Banyan Boca, we understand that addiction recovery is ongoing, and should always be maintained. It’s time for your roots to grow in new soil!