In reality, the 12 Steps simply outline a more moraled way of living. They help people who have been struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction come to terms with the fact that they are afflicted with a condition of the mind and body completely outside of their control. The Steps encourage newly sober individuals to take a look at their actions, to make amends whenever necessary, and to let go of resentments that might be keeping them stuck in a vicious cycle of substance use. How do you know if a 12 Step program is right for you? Look at it this way — no one’s life has ever gotten worse because they decided to get sober and commit to personal growth. We encourage our clients to give AA an honest try, and make up their own minds once they have started to do the work.
The Importance of Multiple Treatment Approaches
For many, AA serves as an important component of an integrated treatment program. Down the line, many of our past clients find they are able to maintain sobriety using a combination of 12 Step program involvement and continued therapy. However, in order for treatment to be initially effective, it is important that 12 Step programs are combined with other effective treatment methods. At Immersion Recovery Center we have developed a comprehensive program that takes all of the principles for effective addiction treatment into careful account.
Clients begin their recovery journey in the medical detox portion of our program, where they undergo a safe, pain-free drug and alcohol withdrawal. Once a client has been physically stabilized they will transition into the residential inpatient portion of the program. Here, they will have access to a wide range of effective treatment services, from therapy to relapse prevention training.
Individual therapy is an extremely important part of the overall recovery process. In individual therapy sessions a client is able to delve deep into any unresolved trauma or other underlying issues, working with a licensed therapeutic professional in a collaborative setting. Many clients find individual therapy useful when it comes to identifying the underlying causes of their substance use disorder.
Most effective treatment programs place a strong emphasis on group therapy and group workshops. At Immersion Recovery Center our group therapy sessions focus on a wide range of recovery-related topics, from the development of healthy communication skills to addiction education. We also offer a range of holistically focused group workshops, including mindfulness meditation, yoga therapy, art therapy, and acupuncture.