With the knowledge of having worked in licensed addiction treatment centers we know that it is a rare event if a client actually works through all of the steps to recovery. If you are simply given a Big Book and told about 12 step rehab then the chances are you will not follow through on your own.
This is where a three month residential program helps you more than anything else.
At Benchmark Recovery Center residents will experience a completely different and effective addiction recovery process. This is an overview of what to expect when you decide to become a resident:
Steps 1 to 3 of the 12 Step Treatment
In the first Month you will experience and work through steps 1 to 3 with a view to working towards the 4th step.
Month 2 of Your Residential Program
In the second month of your stay you will experience and work through steps 4 – 9.
Third and Final Month of Your Recovery
You will experience and work through the final three steps – 10, 11 and 12.
Working through the 12 steps this way will provide you with a spiritual experience which provides the foundation leading to permanent recovery.
Our staff are very experienced and have all worked through this program many times, thus providing them with the unique asset of helping with your own personal recovery.
You will be exposed to daily meetings seven days a week so are never left alone to cope with your addictions. This system of regular meetings helps you to build strong relationships and bonds so that you always feel supported.
We believe that 12 step rehab is essential for lifelong recovery from the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction. We also believe that this step program is only part of the solution for the trye alcoholic/addict.
Discovering a New Spiritual and Practical Path
In addition to working all of the Steps with their mentor, residents will be taught numerous life skills and practices crucial to their recovery, including: money, career, goal setting, organizational skills, nutrition, physical exercise, meditation, impulse control, communication skills, giving back to the community and their families, and spiritual laws which impact how they have been living their lives. And last, but most importantly, they will develop a personal relationship with their Higher Power, a relationship which promotes inner peace and a sense that all is well.
The 12 Steps
1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
11. 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 alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
If you want to read about the 12 traditions and learn about 12 step rehabilitation in more detail the Wikipedia page has a lot more information – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve-step_program
Please get in touch with us at Benchmark Recovery Center – we can help you just call on 866-905-4550