Turning Point Wellness and Rehabilitation Center is dedicated in successfully rehabilitating drug-dependents and helping them get back into the society who judged them and most especially to their families, hwere at one-point doubted them.
One of the programs that Turning Point uses to help recovering addicts get back on their feet is the 12-step program which is described below:
The framework of the 6-months program is a combination of Eclectic, Therapeutic Community and Hazelden Minnesota with each stage discussing the various steps of the 12-step program while employing the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) model to discuss treatment options at various stages.
Twelve-step program is a set of guiding principles outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioral problems.
The basic premise of the 12-Step program is that people can help one another achieve and maintain abstinence from the substances or behaviors to which they are addicted. They can do this through meetings in which they share their experiences with one another and support each other in the ongoing effort of maintaining abstinence.
- The ability to recognize and admit that one is experiencing an addiction problem
- A surrender to the fact that the addiction exists and a decision to seek control through an outer guide
- Self-observation and awareness of the behaviors that were part of and arose from the addiction, as well as those that help promote self-restraint
- A chance to practice that restraint and build self-esteem in one’s positive capabilities
- Achievement of self-acceptance and the ability to change behaviors
- Compassion, both for those who have been affected by the addiction and for others who similarly struggle with addiction
- Tools that make the process a continual practice throughout the individual’s life
Also, as summarized by the American Psychological Association, the process involves that one cannot control one’s alcoholism, addiction or compulsion;
- recognizing a higher power that can give strength;
- examining past errors with the help of a sponsor (experienced member);
- making amends for these errors;
- learning to live a new life with a new code of behavior;
- Helping others who suffer from the same alcoholism, addictions or compulsions.
By providing these experiences and tools, the 12-Step program can be a method for change in many types of behavior. As a result, it can help individuals who wish to overcome addiction to find a path to recovery.