Twelve Step Facilitation Program
“Early in my treatment it was strongly suggested that I attend meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous. At my first meeting I realized that I had found the missing piece of my recovery. I found a room full of friendly people just like me. All they wanted to do was help each other stay sober. I found that I was not alone”
Coming into recovery, many clients have an ineffective social support system Most of our old friends have started avoiding us and our new friends all have the same bad habits that we have. Finding new people to spend time with is a challenge in early sobriety. Twelve Step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, are a good place to meet people that are going to help us build a new, chemical free life.
However, there is much more to Twelve Step programs than just the fellowship of its members. the Program of Recovery, as laid out in the group’s basic text, is a “Design for Living” that, through the Steps, helps the individual find a “new Freedom and a new happiness.”
Twelve Step Facilitation is a Treatment modality that provides support and guidance to assist clients in their twelve step experience. We examine all the concepts of 12 Step recovery and can do so in an “outside the box” format in that we are not bound by the limitations of 12 Step conference approved materials.
Topics for discussion include: assessment, acceptance, surrender, genograms, enabling, emotions, relationships, moral inventories, and how to get active in AA or NA. The Steps and Traditions are reviewed as well as AA history. Clients are encouraged to attend meetings frequently and to get a Sponsor that will assist them in working the 12 Steps of recovery.
The Success of Twelve Step Facilitation as a treatment modality was scientifically demonstrated by Project Match. Funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Twelve Step Facilitation was found to be an effective intervention with moderate and severe problem drinkers across a range of client demographics, personality variables, and problem severity.
Our Twelve Step facilitation Group is held on a weekly basis and is open to clients wishing to more fully realized their experience in AA, NA or any other 12 Step programs such as Al-Anon, Crystal Meth Anonymous and others.