IS THE 12-STEP METHOD RIGHT FOR ME?
When it comes to recovery, there are no “right” or “wrong” answers; there are only methods that resonate with you and those that don’t.
The 12-step method is just one path to sobriety, grounded in the principles of support, honesty and personal growth. By practicing accountability and honesty in recovery, patients can change their way of thinking and learn to recognize triggers and warning signs, avoid negative thoughts, set boundaries for healthy relationships and strengthen the resolve to achieve lasting sobriety.
Some individuals wonder if the 12-step program is right for them due to its references of God or a higher power. It’s worthwhile to remember that such statements are open to interpretation, and being religious is not a requirement for the program. People from all backgrounds and faiths, including those who are agnostic or atheist, have benefitted from the core principles of the 12-steps.
NOT ONLY FOR ALCOHOL ABUSE
Those in recovery also wonder if the 12-steps can work for them if they don’t struggle specifically with alcohol abuse. Although the 12-steps began as the foundation for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), they’ve been adapted and applied to a wide scope of recovery programs throughout the years. Many substance use and mental health disorder 12-step groups now exist, including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA), Schizophrenics Anonymous (SA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Heroin Anonymous (HA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA). The diversity and variety of 12-step programs available helps those in recovery find a group that meets their unique needs.
OTHER SPECIALTY PROGRAMS
If you’re not sure if the 12-steps are right for you, at Journey Hillside Tarzana we offer other specialty programs in addition to our signature residential treatment. Our Holistic Track is ideal for clients seeking alternative forms of therapy, incorporating Eastern approaches to recovery such as yoga, meditation, mindfulness training and higher degrees of individual therapy. Our Impaired Professionals Track is designed to help professionals requiring rehabilitation preserve their careers, providing advanced case management, intensive counseling services and close communication with state licensing and professional boards. Regardless of which treatment service you choose, you’ll benefit from the latest clinical and experiential therapies, interdisciplinary care and unparalleled one-on-one attention with highly personalized recovery plans.
RECEIVE ONE-ON-ONE ATTENTION
Clients also receive one-on-one attention to learn about the process and are encouraged to actively participate in groups and meetings to get the most out of each experience. Our 12-step specialty program provides a strong foundation of the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively “work the steps” both during and after treatment. Our goal is to give patients the tools they need to stay focused on recovery and strengthen their resolve for a life free of substance use.