12-Step Approach

Principles that promote healing

12-Step Approach

Here at The Meadows, we recognize the value of integrating the 12-Step approach into the treatment process. These tried and true 12 Steps include a variety of broadly applicable principles that can help patients modify negative behaviors, prevent relapse, and maintain lasting recovery.

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Incorporating 12-Step Principles

Our approach to the 12 Steps focuses on the philosophy of universality, the theory that no one is alone in the world. As patients are guided and supported by the staff, they can let go of shame and guilt – underlying factors behind all addictive behaviors. During meetings, patients are encouraged to share their thoughts, allowing them to feel heard and speak their minds. As patients release their emotions in the safe environment fostered by the group, they can process their thoughts and experiences. Patients can then realize their mistakes and recognize the situations that led them to addiction.

We incorporate the 12-Step process by having patients complete their first step during treatment and continue to attend 12-Step meetings throughout the duration of therapy. When patients leave CBC, they are directed to local 12-Step meetings in their cities. We encourage them to find a home group, obtain a sponsor, and complete personal work as a way to help prevent relapse, teach better self-control, and reinforce lasting healing.

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If you or someone you love is struggling or feeling stuck, we’re here to help. Our compassionate team of experts is experienced in working with young adults and addressing the unique issues they face. Let our program be the first stop on the road to long-term recovery.

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