12-Step Programs for Addiction Recovery

The 12-step program model is a widely used method that helps in effectively conquering drug and alcohol addiction. We have designed a unique program to combat substance use disorders that help you take the necessary steps toward a healthy life.

What is the 12-step Addiction Recovery Program?

With the advancements happening in the field of science and technology, the approach towards recovery may change. It is noteworthy, though, that the core principle of the 12-step program remains the most recommended recovery model for every rehabilitation and recovery center. The 12-step recovery model is also beneficial as the individual transitions to outpatient care. It provides the critical post-treatment structure that helps to maintain long-term recovery.

The 12-steps to addiction recovery proposed by the AA and NA and implemented at Avatar with a difference are below:

12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

With the advancements happening in science and technology, the approach towards recovery may change. Still, the core principle of the 12-step program remains the most recommended recovery model for every rehabilitation and recovery center. Here are the 12-steps to addiction recovery as proposed by the AA.

  • We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.

  • We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

  • We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

  • We 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.

  • We 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.

Take advantage of our specialized 12-step therapy at Avatar, along with medication-assisted treatment for expeditious addiction recovery.

12 Steps of Narcotics Anonymous

Similar to AA, NA helps participants recover by taking them through a process of 12 steps. While AA solely focuses on alcoholics, NA focuses on helping addicts. Although the 12 steps of NA are meant to be explored, many people struggling with addictions will visit and revisit various NA steps over time. The 12 stages of addiction recovery for NA are below:

  1. We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction; that our lives had become unmanageable:
  2. We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity:
  3. We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him:
  4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves:
  5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs:
  6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character:
  7. We humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings:
  8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all:
  9. We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others:
  10. We continued to take personal inventory and, when we were wrong, promptly admitted it:
  11. We 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:
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

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