12 Step Recovery

Through the 12 Steps, people learn how to cope with addiction, avoid triggers, and live sober lives. Support-group members admit their powerlessness over addiction, examine past mistakes, and make amends with those they’ve wronged. The 12 Steps was originated by Alcoholics Anonymous, and it is the spiritual foundation for personal recovery from the effects of alcoholism, not only for the alcoholic, but also for friends and family in Al-Anon Family Groups. Many members of 12 Step recovery programs have found that these steps were not merely a way to stop drinking—they became a guide toward a new way of life. In this group, clients learn to find new coping skills toward finding a new way of living, while creating a lifestyle built to last.