The objective of our residential treatment center is to introduce residents to the benefits of participating in 12-Step programs for alcohol & drug abuse support such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). 12-step programs have long been an important source of alcohol & drug abuse support, and have helped millions of people maintain their sobriety. These programs provide simple “tools for living” based on a set of principles and a reliance on the fellowship generated by people who share the same experiences.
Twelve-step groups assume an active role in the process of recovery, and in so doing, address three dimensions of the human person: physical, mental and spiritual. The process begins in the first step as participants identify themselves as an alcoholic or an addict. The ultimate goal in completing the 12-Steps is to replace a self-centered mentality with key elements for a successful recovery.
Residents at St. Joseph Institute will learn the benefits of "working the steps" and attend both AA and NA meetings for alcohol & drug abuse support. In this way they will be able to determine the role that this program should assume in their personal recovery plan.
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