At Behavioral Rehabilitation Services we offer the 12-Step program to our clients as just one of our many different rehab modalities and tracks, should they want to participate in it. We do not force it on clients who do not want it; rather it is just one of many different rehab techniques that one can pick from if they so desire it at BRS. The traditional recovery method for beating drug and alcohol addiction has been for decades that of the Twelve Step Program. The 12-Step approach has been around for a long time and has shown itself to be a highly successful and beneficial methodology for beating addiction once and for all. The principle belief behind the twelve step approach is that those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol are powerless against their substance abuse problem and that they need the help of a higher power to be able to conquer their addiction crisis.
The illness of the spiritual dimension, or “spiritual malady,” as it is called in the twelve step program is considered in all 12-Step groups to be self-centeredness. This model is not intended to be a scientific explanation by any means at all, in fact, it’s only a perspective that twelve-step organizations have found to be useful in their own ways and forms. The process of working the steps to completion is intended to replace self-centeredness with a growing moral consciousness and a willingness for self-sacrifice and unselfish constructive action all in the pursuit of a higher power for themselves and for their loved ones. In twelve-step groups, this is known as a “spiritual awakening”, or “religious experience” of one kind or another, as the experience can be different for the different people who experience it.
12-Step Traditional Recovery Program
The 12-Steps traditional recovery plan, (written here as though a group of clients had just completed them), would look like:
We admitted we were powerless over alcohol or substances – that our lives had become unmanageable.
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
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.
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 our affairs.
History of the Twelve Step Program
The twelve step program has been around for quite some time. It is a highly effective and beneficial program approach, and it deserves recognition for being the driving factor in the recovery of hundreds of thousands of Americans.
As for its history, the first twelve-step fellowship, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in the year of 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, known to AA members as “Bill W.” and “Dr. Bob”, in the city of Akron, and the state of Ohio. They established the tradition within the, “anonymous”, twelve-step programs of using only first names. Since then the principles of AA have been used to form many numbers and chapters of other fellowships specifically designed for those recovering from various addiction problems, each of which emphasizes recovery from the specific malady which brought the sufferer into the fellowship, to begin with.
Traditional Recovery Success
There are lots of ways to confront and tackle a drug or alcohol problem. At Behavioral Rehabilitation Services, we know that to be successful as a rehabilitation center and to rehabilitate individuals who are addicted and provide them with permanent sobriety, you have to be able to afford them the luxury of taking part in multiple treatment programs and rehabilitation techniques. This is exactly how we operate at BRS. We pride ourselves in our willingness and our adherence to providing a highly skilled and varied treatment program that offers dozens of different rehabilitation programs and modalities to our clients so that we can guarantee that our clients will only get the best of the best when it comes to addiction treatment and counseling methods.
BRS is also a highly exclusive, executive rehabilitation center. We feel it is important to ensure that a client’s stay with us is comfortable and pleasant as well as beneficial. Our approach takes place in a comfortable environment with pleasant amenities for after-hours enjoyment and a pleasant and aesthetic facility. We believe and have been proven as a rehab center that addicted individuals respond best to not only a stellar rehabilitation program but also an excellent, varied day-to-day schedule as well.
We’ve seen nothing but grand success rates from our approach of not only using a well put together rehab program on our clients but also putting them through this program in the comfort of an executive, well-run and well-maintained, inpatient, rehabilitation center. These two fundamentals combined have given us nothing but good results so far, and we will continue to provide stellar services to our clients in both the form of a highly beneficial and well-rounded treatment program and a pleasant, comfortable rehabilitation experience.
Benefits of the Twelve Step Program
The twelve step approach is very beneficial and powerful for those who respond best to an approach that includes a high degree of structure, a faith-based background, and a strong core in group recovery and group solidarity and support. The twelve step approach is very useful because it gives clients a very solid and a very well-established grounding in exactly how it can rehabilitate and recover people.
The twelve step traditional recovery program is a skilled and well-thought-out approach to addiction treatment. Our staff at Behavioral Rehabilitation Services are happy to offer this technique and this approach to those who suffer from addiction, and we have made a point to deliver this technique to anyone who feels they can improve themselves and find recovery from it.