Connecticut 12 Step Addiction Treatment
You or a loved one may be going through a challenging time right now, but our Connecticut 12 step program provides a light at the end of the tunnel, a path through the darkness and towards better times ahead. Even though life may never be exactly the same as it was prior to experiencing addiction, the new normal that many do end up making a part of their lives will be productive, healthy and peaceful.
The intensive outpatient treatment program offered by Connecticut Recovery Center is a blend of the 12 step model and other forms of treatment such as trauma resolution and cognitive behavior therapy. The intent is to create a lifestyle of love, peace, patience, kindness, open-mindedness and acceptance. These tools will help create a positive life so that that becomes the focus, not the addiction.
12 Steps: Step 1
Admit that we have become powerless over our addiction and are unable to manage our lives as a result.
Admitting the mistakes that we’ve made and that we need help and are powerless to stop the addiction on our own is a sign of strength. Fortunately, seeking help is a sign that we understand that change is necessary and, more importantly, possible.
12 Steps: Step 2
Believe that something greater than ourselves will lead us back to normalcy and sanity.
Understanding that we are not alone during life’s struggles, including addiction, is a necessary step in the recovery process. There is a power greater than ourselves that we need to accept in order to experience change.
12 Steps: Step 3
Turn our lives over to God and take the time to understand him and his word.
Putting all of the pressures of life, including overcoming addiction, over to God will provide an incredible relief, like a load has been lifted off of your back. Allow God to lead you to enlightenment and to sobriety.
12 Steps: Step 4
Do some soul searching, and fearlessly take a moral inventory of ourselves.
Take a bit of time and assess yourself, both currently as well as in the past. What good, bad and indifferent deeds have you done? How have they affected you as well as others, both loved ones and people you are not as close to?
12 Steps: Step 5
Admit to ourselves, to others and to God our wrongdoings and their exact natures.
Nobody in our program is going to tell you what wrongdoings you may have done in your life, whether that’s the result of your addiction or not. However, it’s important for all of us to consider how we may have wronged others.
12 Steps: Step 6
Allow God to remove all of our character defects.
One aspect of allowing God to take over our lives is to allow him remove our defects so that we can start new. Although we’re not perfect, God knows that we always have the potential to do well, both for ourselves as well as for the world as a whole.
12 Steps: Step 7
Humbly ask God to remove any and all of our shortcomings.
Handing our lives over to God also involves asking him to remove our shortcomings. We have all sinned, but he can forgive us, erase those sins and help us move on from the mistakes that we’ve made in the past.
12 Steps: Step 8
Create a list of people we have harmed in the past and prepare to make amends.
While addicted, it is more than likely that others were hurt as well. Make a list of those people, and pray for their pardons while promising to them, to God and to everybody else to not make the same mistakes in the future.
12 Steps: Step 9
Make amends to those we have hurt unless doing so would harm them or others.
Of course, it’s not possible to apologize to everybody we’ve hurt, due to them no longer being accessible or if doing so would harm somebody. However, do make amends to all possible; accepting that some may not accept the apology.
12 Steps: Step 10
Continue to take our personal inventory, being ready and willing to take note if we make mistakes.
We will never be perfect, and it’s important to forgive ourselves when we make mistakes, whether that’s while taking part in the program or afterwards. Then look to avoid repeating those mistakes.
12 Steps: Step 11
Improve the understanding of our relationship with God through prayer and meditation.
Prayer and meditation allow us to communicate with God and to receive his guidance towards an improved life that is heading on the right path.
12 Steps: Step 12
Practice the principles of the Connecticut 12 step IOP rehab program in all areas of our lives.
Once the final step is reached, many of the results of rehabilitation will be realized, and an awakening will have started to take place. At this point, it’s important to fully embrace this and immerse ourselves in it, allowing it to continue to have a deep impact on our lives.