THE TWELVE STEPS
- We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable
- We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity
- We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him
- We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves
- We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs
- We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character
- We humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings
- We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all
- We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others
- We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it
- We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out
- Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs
The purpose is to recover from compulsive, out-of-control behaviors and restore manageability and order to your life. It's a way of seeing that your behavior is only a symptom, a sort of "check engine" light to discovering what's really going on under the hood.
How and Why Does it Work?
According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, "Twelve Step facilitation therapy is a tried-and-true proven approach." (There's a reason, after all, why people still "work the Steps" more than 80 years later.) How does it work? People are encouraged to take an honest look at themselves, then deconstruct their egos and rebuild, little by little. Why does it work? The Steps encourage the practice of honesty, humility, acceptance, courage, compassion, forgiveness and self-discipline—pathways to positive behavioral change, emotional well-being and spiritual growth.
Residential treatment at Rama
Residential treatment, provides the highest level of rehab services for patients diagnosed with alcohol or other drug addiction. Typically, inpatient drug rehab programs include medical detox and integrated mental health services. inpatient treatment for substance abuse begins with our clinicians getting a good understanding of your specific situation. Our treatment team will evaluate your medical health, mental health and chemical use history in order to design an individualized drug and alcohol rehab plan for you.
Because addiction is a disease that affects your body, mind and spirit, we bring a multidisciplinary team together to provide you with a holistic healing plan. Your licensed team members for residential treatment may include:
- Licensed marriage and family therapists
- Licensed addiction counselors
- Wellness and fitness specialists
- Continuing care coordinators
- Clinical case managers