12 Step Therapy for Addiction Recovery

The 12-step program model is a widely used method that helps in effectively treating 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.

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About 12 Step Therapy

What is 12 Step Therapy?

As advancements are 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 model provides support, encouragement, and accountability for individuals who genuinely want to overcome addiction. The twelve-step recovery model is also beneficial as the individual transitions to outpatient care. It provides a critical continuum of care structure that helps to maintain long-term recovery.

Recovery Principles

12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship comprised of individuals who have admitted they have a drinking problem. Support group meetings are available almost everywhere. Anyone that wants to do something about their drinking problem is welcome. 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 decided 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.
  • We admitted to God, ourselves, and 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.
  • We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when would injure them or others.
  • Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
  • 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.
  • Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and practice these principles in all our affairs.

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

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Stages of 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 decided 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 practice these principles in all our affairs.
Road to Recovery

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Contact us today if you want to learn more about our 12 Steps to Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery in NJ or explore alternative treatment options. Our professional staff is equipped to facilitate assessments, treatment planning, and clinical recommendations.

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We Accept All Major Health Insurance

We believe that insurance should never be a barrier to individuals when seeking help for substance abuse. Our staff will verify your insurance and will be more than happy to explain your medical benefits to you at no charge before you begin treatment. We will work with you to find the best addiction recovery programs available. As individuals without insurance, we have incredibly affordable services and flexible payment plans so that everyone can get the treatment they deserve.