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.