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What are the 12 steps?
The 12 steps are a framework designed to help people who are struggling with addiction and helping them achieve the goal of abstinence from all drugs, alcohol and addictive behaviours. These principles are set out to help provide support and highlight the importance of accountability in recovery.
These steps were formed as part of Alcoholics Anonymous, which became the foundation for recovery in the 1930s. Due to its success, these methods were later adopted by other mutual aid societies such as Narcotics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous. Many people are familiar with the Twelve Steps of Recovery for drugs and alcohol; however, they are also used in treatment for other non-substance-related disorders such as sex addiction to overeating. While some of the language has been updated to include different addictions, the programme’s original message remains the same.
How Does 12-Step Therapy Work?
The 12-step therapy model is largely based on group interactions rather than individual counselling and provides no medical intervention. While counselling and medical intervention are also part of addiction recovery, it is the 12 steps participants go through that provide a bridge between past behaviours and an addiction-free future.
To achieve and maintain sobriety, the 12 steps programme should be followed in sequence. While some steps may be more challenging than others, each one is essential to long-term success. A sponsor is recommended when going through the Twelve Step programme, as you will require guidance and advice during the process. A sponsor is someone who is happy to share their own experience and journey through recovery, thereby supporting new members of the community.
What Are the 12 Steps & What Do They Mean?
Treatment at CATCH Recovery
At CATCH Recovery, we create treatment programmes based on the 12 Step philosophy and harness therapies such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) and MI (motivational interviewing). As experienced addiction professionals, we know that structure is effective when it comes to helping you overcome the psychological aspects of addiction, avoiding relapse, and continuing a stable life after rehab.
Becoming familiar with the 12-step programme means you can continue attending groups as part of your recovery once you leave our clinic and benefit from the global recovery fellowships of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, and Gamblers Anonymous, among many others.
Our clinic located in Kensington, South West London, offers exceptional and bespoke treatment plans, whether you’re being treated on an inpatient or outpatient basis. We also offer therapy online so that you can benefit from our therapy no matter your location.
If travelling to London is an obstacle for you, then we can offer referrals to other clinics within the UK and Ireland. Similarly, because we don’t provide a medical detox on-site, we are happy to refer you to one of our partner clinics. Our range of services also includes virtual therapy sessions for those who are unable to commit to residential rehab.
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