Many rehabs today use the 12-step philosophy in the treatment of people with alcohol or drug addiction. This proven model of treatment helps you build support in your recovery as you also support others. Still, many people wonder if the 12 steps are right for their own recovery. Sunflower Wellness Retreat in Osawatomie, KS, offers a 12-step program, one you employ in the manner that suits your individual needs best.
What Is a 12-Step Program?
The 12-step program philosophy comes from the Alcoholics Anonymous doctrine. This model of treatment helps 74 percent of people seeking addiction rehab, according to the 2013 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
12-step methods work so well when used in rehab, as they carry support over into your home community. This means you never find yourself without the tools and connections you need, as long as you participate in the program. Attending 12-step meetings in the Kansas City area after treatment at Sunflower Wellness Retreat can help you stay on the road to recovery for the rest of your life.
But many people fear the spiritual aspects of the 12 steps. This is the most widely misunderstood part of 12-step recovery. In fact, the 12-step method does not require that you give yourself over to a particular religion or spiritual path. In fact, your level of spiritual connection in 12-step recovery is entirely up to you.
In your time in the Sunflower Wellness Retreat program and through your subsequent 12-step meetings in Kansas City, you will take advantage of the program’s structure and support systems on your own terms. As you move through the steps, you progress in your recovery and learn what aspects of the program work best for you. When you start feeling a relapse coming, the 12-step recovery methods will be there to bring you back to strong sobriety.
Every community in the United States provides access to 12-step meetings, just as Kansas City does. This means you can live anywhere without losing your support. This flexibility backs up what you learn in rehab for lifelong wellness.
Using the 12 Steps in Rehab
Using the 12-step recovery model in Sunflower Wellness Retreat’s Kansas addiction therapy programs gives you another tool for relapse prevention. It helps you form a clear life path in sobriety. You also build healthy, sober relationships in these support groups. In fact, numerous peer-reviewed sources report that practices like those of 12-step programs help you flourish in recovery, achieving good mental stability and long-term abstinence.
But you need more than just the 12 steps to recover from an addiction fully. This is why Sunflower Wellness Retreat offers a mix of therapies as part of treatment programs. These therapies include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Trauma therapy
- Mental health treatment
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Family therapy
While going through these therapies in your Sunflower Wellness Retreat program, you benefit from a serene and relaxing environment with many amenities. These amenities also help you rebuild your strength, such as through outdoor activities. Our campus is located on 12 acres of land and features basketball and volleyball courts. Our clients also have access to a local gym.
The Benefits of a 12-Step Program
12-step programs have been demonstrated to produce benefits that are similar to those of group therapy. This means that 12-step treatment is a highly effective way of treating people who share common substance use disorders, even if their addiction is the only thing they have in common. 12-step programs provide a type of structure and routine that is essential for maintaining sobriety and preventing relapse. Other benefits of a 12-step therapy program include but are not limited to:
- Provide a sober community
- Provide support from people who understand what you are going through
- Reduce isolation and foster a sense of belonging
- Are a low- or no-cost resource
- Help you accept your problem and learn to live with it in healthy ways
- Destigmatize substance use and mental health disorders
- Teach you to become accountable to yourself and others
The 12-step model has helped millions achieve sobriety, and although there are newer approaches to addiction recovery, this model remains the most trusted and widely used. When used in conjunction with other evidence-based therapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy, 12-step programs are highly effective at helping individuals achieve and maintain long-term recovery. Reach out to Sunflower Wellness Retreat online or call us at 855.730.8825 to learn more about the benefits of our 12-step therapy program and our alcohol addiction treatment.
Kansas-City-Area Treatment and 12-Step Group Participation
Learning the 12 steps in rehab gives you greater strength and resilience in recovery. Indeed, the 12 steps form a bridge between rehab treatment and everyday life at home.
You learn the 12 steps and go through other therapies in the program that best suits your individual needs. At Sunflower Wellness Retreat, programs include:
When you want to end your substance abuse and achieve a better life in recovery, few methods offer as much hope for healing as the 12-step program at Sunflower Wellness Retreat. Call our compassionate, expert team today at 855.730.8825 or reach out to us online to learn more about available therapies and start your own 12 steps to a better life.