12 Step Recovery

A 12-Step program is a set of guiding principles that outline a course of action for recovery from all mind-and-mood altering substances and other compulsive behaviours.

Medical science has long been perplexed by the loss of control and unmanageability of addicts and alcoholics around substances and other compulsive behaviours. Theories of addiction, although numerous, are not conclusive. Through the years, many different treatment methods have been tried on addicts and alcoholics – despite this, addiction and alcoholism are an ever-increasing, global, societal problem.

Carl Jung was the first mental health professional to propose a theory that addiction is, in fact, a spiritual problem that requires a spiritual solution. In his treatment of alcoholics and addicts, he found that his typical methods were of no use. He concluded that in order to recover, addicts and alcoholics had to experience a transformation in thinking and outlook that could not be produced by conventional means – “a transformation of the spirit.”

This premise became the basis of Alcoholics Anonymous in the 1930s. AA is the original 12 step fellowship and has grown from one meeting between two alcoholics into 120 000+ AA meetings worldwide, as well as given rise to many other 12-Step-based variants. Millions of alcoholics and addicts have been touched by this powerful, spiritual course of action and experienced long-term recovery and restored their lives as a result.

The Cedars’ rehabilitation and recovery ethos are based on the 12-Step program. After detox, each client is encouraged to complete each Step thoroughly and the opportunity to action what they have learned in a safe and controlled environment. The Steps help our clients learn coping mechanisms for life out of treatment – allowing them to become responsible and tackle life with renewed courage, hope, and purpose.

The Cedars 12-Step treatment approach has had a remarkable effect on many of our clients’ lives. Please read some of our testimonials. If there is any other information you require, please get in touch.

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