Drug Treatment Center Florida – 12 Steps to Recovery

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First published in the book Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism (1939), the 12 Step program, also known as Alcohol Anonymous has been adopted by several drug treatment center Florida to help millions of recovering addicts regain control of their life from substance abuse in need of drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

These steps involve:

    • Admission of one’s lack of control over such substances

The first step involves admitting one’s problem meaning that you admit you have a problem and you want to recover from it. Admitting it to other enforces such behavior.

    • Believing in a higher power that can help overcome obstacles.

This step involves focusing on faith and hope. Hope, that you will return to a healthier state and Faith in yourself that you can achieve this goal.

    • Resolving to mend destructive behavior.

Recognition of the fact that substance abuse is a destructive behavior and resolution to mend such behavior and avoid any triggers that might initiate the behavior.

    • Recognizing past mistakes.

Knowing what you have done wrong and admitting it are two very different things. Through admission you realize the mistakes you have made and the consequences that are faced by others. By recognizing such mistakes the compulsion to relapse is minimized and replaced by the grave impact of the mistakes.

    • Admitting to God and others the exact nature of destruction.

Admission of mistakes leads to resolution and resolution strengthens ones commitment to recover.

    • Accepting defects and praying for change.

Many drug treatment center Florida focus on this step. It involves accepting that you have a character flaw and praying to God for a change and accepting responsibility for the change is part of this step.

    • Seeking repentance.

Since, the guiding principle of AA steps is based on spirituality; this step involves praying, meditating and healing by having hope and faith to change.

    • Admitting to any harm caused and apologizing for it.

A majority of people think that there is no turning back and what had happened cannot be done. While this is true, instead of obsessing on past one can focus on admitting one’s flaw and seek repentance.

    • Amending the errors of behavior in the past.

Seeking amends can motivate others to continue on their path and seek repentance. However sometimes it is not possible to seek repentance. For example, people are less forgiving when accidents occur under influence. In such a situation, try not to fixate on the past and focus on avoiding repeating such behaviors.

    •  Admitting errors and continually seeking to mend ways.

Admission of relapse, trouble or other aspects of life should not be seen as sign of weakness. Admission can help you gain required support and keep you on track to recovery.

  • Praying and Meditating to seek closer relationship with God
  • Practicing these behaviors into daily routine

The objective of this step is to strengthen the behavior by helping others.

These twelve steps have been adopted by more than 200 drug treatment center Florida to rehabilitate addicts to regain control in their life. The AA steps stresses on recovery in several areas including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

The success of AA largely depends on its commitment to remain anonymous and maintain confidentiality. In an AA program, participants usually form support groups and accept sponsors from the group that have successfully completed the program. The reason for such sponsorship is that both the participant can form mutually beneficial while recovering.

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