- There was no way to control our addiction, and our lives had become unmanageable as a result
- In order to restore our sanity, we began to believe in a power greater than ourselves
- As we understood God, we entrusted our will and our lives to Him
- Our moral inventory was thorough and fearless
- The nature of our wrongs was admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being
- There was no doubt in our minds that God would remove all these character defects
- Then we made a list of all the people we had harmed and became willing to make amends with them all
- In most cases, we made direct amends to such people, except when doing so would cause them or others harm
- When we were wrong, we promptly admitted it and continued to take personal inventories
- By prayer and meditation, we sought to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will and the power to carry it out.
- Our spiritual awakening led us to spread this message to addicts, and practice these principles in every aspect of our lives
At Koshish De-addiction Center in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, the 12 Steps Program of AA is followed and practiced very diligently. The 12 Steps Programs are international mutual aid programs that support recovery from substance abuse, behavioral abuse, and compulsive behavior.
The Alcoholics Anonymous’ twelve-step program, developed in the 1930s, has successfully helped its membership to overcome alcoholism. This approach has been followed by many other organizations which have emerged to handle different issues such as drugs addiction and compulsive gambling. All of these groups sporadically implement a version of the twelve steps as presented in the 1939 book Alcoholics Anonymous: The story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism.
A person using this technique recovers from compulsive, out-of-control behaviors in order to achieve manageability and order. It’s a way of seeing that their behavior is only a symptom, a sort of “check engine” light that reveals what’s really going on.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine attests to the effectiveness of Twelve Step facilitation therapy; it has been used successfully for many years. It prompts individuals to reflect on themselves, and gradually deconstruct their egos as they build upon the values of honesty, humility, acceptance, courage, compassion, forgiveness and self-discipline in order to achieve positive behavior shifts, emotional stability and spiritual development.
Residential treatment is an optimal solution for individuals with difficulties related to alcohol or drug addiction. It typically includes medical detox, along with mental health services as part of the integrated program. Our clinicians start by gaining a full understanding of the individual’s specific circumstances. Following this, the treatment team will assess their medical and mental wellbeing and substance abuse history in order to design an appropriate rehab plan for them.
- Licensed marriage and family therapists
- Licensed addiction counselors
- Wellness and fitness specialists
- Continuing care coordinators
- Clinical case managers
Despite the fact that 12 step programs are not the right solution for everyone, they do tend to help those with substance abuse issues. The steps help addicts in the following ways:
- Develop new coping strategies
- Feel the support and acceptance of a loving and accepting community
- Sobriety transition
- Promote long-term addiction recovery
People can help each other achieve and maintain abstinence from substances of abuse under this model. Healing is not possible without surrendering to a higher power. This higher power does not need to be a traditional religious God. You can use the 12 steps meetings, the universe, or even another version that suits your spirituality as a higher power.
In India, the 5th of May 1957 is recognized as “Founders Day” of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), which has been running for 86 years. There are more than 54 different 12 step programs.
We specialize in alcohol and drug addiction treatment as well as detoxification and rehabilitation of patients at Koshish De-addiction Centre, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.