It’s important that every recovery program offers a supplementary support methodology that helps create a long-lasting community. At The Villa Treatment Center, we have created a parallel program that isn’t solely composed of addiction-specific 12-step programs, but rather a 12-step modality that offers the same type of connection between all of our clients. We do however offer AA, NA, Buddhist, and meetings spiritual in nature for those who wish to participate and feel comfortable in these groups. Our general focus with this altered methodology is to strip away religious barriers and to include spirituality in all forms for successful recovery.
A 12-step modality will provide a base for recovering addicts and alcoholics to begin their journey to a life free of drugs and alcohol. This basis of working steps during the recovery process helps offer some insight into accountability for their actions, recognition of the addiction, and compassion for themselves and the people affected. Each of our clients will begin to work through a multitude of issues that have led to the dependency on these mind-altering substances, and a support system–or set of mantras–can help to guide them through it.
The 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous Overview:
- We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable.
- Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
- Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of that higher power, whichever you believe, and how we understand it.
- Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
- Committed to the belief in a higher power, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
- Were entirely ready to allow the removal of all these defects of character.
- Humbly ask to remove our shortcomings.
- Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
- Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
- Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
- Sought through thought and meditation to improve our conscious contact with as we understood a higher power, wishing only for knowledge of the universe’s will for us and the power to carry that out.
- Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and practice these principles in all our affairs.
At The Villa, we look to be all-inclusive and open our doors to all addicts and alcoholics that wish to take the next steps in creating a better life for themselves and their loved ones. This 12-step modality isn’t specific to any one religion or spiritual belief but is centered around an all-encompassing acceptance and mutual understanding that we are all in this together.
How does the 12-step modality work?
Our 12-step modality program is incorporated into our group meetings. Here we establish and introduce each step and its meaning. Each step within this modality acts as a ladder, each built up and supported by the next.
It’s all about progress; we will provide our clients with all the tools they need to unwrap all the issues surrounding them and within them, to begin repairing all the broken parts. These steps begin with recognizing and admitting that there is a problem, that there is an addiction. Once we establish this and become comfortable sharing our story with others, we can accept that we need to work through it.
Once we truly believe there is an issue, we can then begin asking the difficult questions about how these addictions came about. How long have we suffered from these addictions? And more importantly, what triggers our dependency?
Therapy, Counseling, and the 12-Step Modality
One-on-one sessions with counselors and therapists to help in treating the psychological trauma often connected with the use of drugs and alcohol are in support of these 12-steps. Effective therapy that can help with concurring mental health issues leading to addiction is the best combination and effort to help deconstruct addiction. Our dedicated mental health team and counselors work side-by-side to incorporate all aspects of treatment, to bring together the most effective for each person.
We’re here to help answer any questions you may have about our innovative approach to recovery. Our staff is always ready to take calls and provide as much insight into how things are done at The Villa Treatment Center. We understand how difficult it is to find the right program, but don’t worry we are sure to have something for everyone. No two treatments are alike; you are unique, and so are we.