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How the 12 Steps are Used at The Raleigh House

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The Raleigh House uses an east to west addiction treatment approach that includes the use of the 12 Steps.

Gone are the days where those struggling with addiction only had 12-Step programming to help them recover. Today, there is a wide range of addiction treatment modalities, from individual and group therapy to experiential activities like meditation and equine therapy. Of course, this doesn’t mean there isn’t room for the 12 Steps, as they can provide a great deal of structure and a sense of community to people’s lives.

At The Raleigh House, we take an east to west approach that combines evidence-based and experiential therapies. While the 12 Steps aren’t a key focus of our treatment approach, they still play a role in helping our clients recover.

The East to West Approach to Addiction Treatment

With over a decade of addiction treatment experience, we know there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to rehab. Group therapy sessions may be just what one person needs to motivate their treatment, while another may respond better to equine or art therapy where words aren’t needed to work through their feelings.

This is why we take a more integrated and holistic approach to addiction treatment rather than have a program built on the 12 Steps or a single therapy modality. When you come to The Raleigh House, you’ll experience a variety of therapies that work together to address your genetic predisposition, historical traumatic experiences, environmental stressors and your psychological and sociological conditions.

12 Step Groups During Addiction Treatment

Even though The Raleigh House doesn’t offer traditional 12-Step programming, our clients can participate in 12-Step group sessions. These meetings introduce those in addiction treatment to the group therapy aspect of rehab and offer an environment where they can practice the 12 Steps, if beneficial for them.

These 12-Step groups offer participants a supportive community to engage in, structure and routine, and a chance to receive and give support to others in your group. The 12 Steps you would learn and practice in these group meetings include:

  1. Admitting powerlessness over the addiction.
  2. Believing that a higher power (in whatever form) can help.
  3. Deciding to turn control over to that higher power.
  4. Taking a personal inventory.
  5. Admitting to the higher power, oneself and another person the wrongs done.
  6. Being ready to have the higher power correct any shortcomings in one’s character.
  7. Asking the higher power to remove those shortcomings.
  8. Making a list of wrongs done to others and being willing to make amends for those wrongs.
  9. Contacting those who have been hurt, unless doing so would harm the person.
  10. Continuing to take personal inventory and admitting when one is wrong.
  11. Seeking enlightenment and connection with the higher power via prayer and meditation.
  12. Carrying the message of the 12 Steps to others in need.

If you find the 12 Steps helpful, you can experience them in the integrated treatment approach at The Raleigh House that’s designed for long-lasting recovery.

Find Your Path to Recovery at The Raleigh House

There’s always hope for you at our wellness lodge just outside of Denver. The Raleigh House offers a unique treatment experience unlike any other, with an approach founded on cutting edge research and leading evidence-based treatments. Here, you’ll receive a customized treatment plan focused on your unique needs and challenges.

You don’t have to try to overcome your addiction alone. You can find the experienced and caring support you need, so you can build a healthy and fulfilling life again. Contact our admissions team and begin a new chapter in your story — one filled with wellness and success.

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