The Society for Sobriety
If you’re familiar with a 12-steps program or know someone who is involved, you may have heard that membership is available to anyone who simply wants to remove addiction from their life. But be ready to be accountable to your indiscretions and sharing them with others.
Following the tenets of 12-steps isn’t for the faint-of-heart. In fact, it works best when you bare your soul in a group setting. This allows the mind to purge ill-thoughts and guilt, while allowing others to provide commentary from a place of understanding, much like “I’ve been where you are.” Not each person will share at every meeting, though it’s encouraged and provides a safe space for honesty.
What 12-Steps for Rehab Isn’t
Reading through the original writings from AA and the 12 Steps, one might conclude that in order to truly follow the program, adapting to Christian-based religious beliefs is a requirement.
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Acceptance Recovery Center utilizes a 12-step program because of its foundational tools. Each step provides a focus on a meaningful aspect of personal healing. Through the progression of each step, in sequential order, the ties to sobriety become stronger. In addition, those who adopt these teachings are further empowered to achieve other goals, left behind due to addiction, and help others do the same.
Our 12-Step program engages a personal, often forgotten spiritual connectivity with a higher power. What this means for each person can differ. Some people will defer to prior religious upbringing as a source for comfort and inspiration. Others, who may not identify with a specific religious practice, can draw upon a visualization of a higher self, either external or who they envision the best version of themselves to be.
Once each of us is clear from emotional and physical traumas brought about through ongoing drug and alcohol addiction, our innate ability to see personal power, and transform into someone much greater than we’ve ever imagined, is engaged.
Substance addiction keeps us down and holds us back. The 12-Steps program pushes us through to a clearer and more vibrant way of being. It’s a program that many of our staff members have lived by for years. We look forward to helping you, or your loved one, do the same.