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Why Do 12-Step Programs Work?


You have probably heard about the 12-Step Program in some way, shape, or form, but what is the 12-step program and why do 12-step programs work?

Many rehabs across the country have embraced the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-Step Program for more than just alcohol treatment. The program is a faith-based addiction treatment that is designed to help people through the addiction recovery process.

The Benefits of 12-Step Programs

Our Christian rehab believes that part of the reason that 12-step programs are so successful is because of the element of strengthening your faith throughout. Step two of the program is focused on coming to the realization that belief in a greater power is necessary to fully recover. [1] A faith-based recovery program gives the addict hope that God will help guide them through their struggles and gives them hope for a brighter future.

Education. One of the best benefits of 12-step programs is that it promotes self-discovery. By objectively looking at how they have hurt others because of their addiction, participants are able to learn more about themselves during this process. They will be forced to look within and also ask God for help in this process.

Creating an action plan for the future. Not only do 12-step programs help you make amends with people who you hurt because of your addiction, but also it gives you an outline for how to approach these situations in the future. No one is perfect and you are bound to make more mistakes, but these programs give you a step-by-step process to address your future shortcomings.

One of the major benefits of 12-step programs is that it creates a group of like-minded people who are also struggling with the same obstacles as you. This group becomes a support system that you can reach out to when you are feeling weak against your addiction or you feel your faith is being tested. While 12-step programs may include a group of more spiritual people, our Christian drug rehab is designed to create an entire faith-based environment to give you the opportunity to connect with God on multiple levels.

Addiction is a scary situation to be in. You may lose all faith and feel helpless. Whether you are looking for guidance for yourself or someone close to you, let us help you through this trying time.

Sources:

  1. Alcohol.org – Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
 

Contact us at 888-280-4763 to learn more about our faith-based treatment in Pompano Beach and how we can help you not only find yourself again but also rediscover your faith in the Lord.

 
Alyssa

Author ~ Alyssa

Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.