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Alcoholism treatment at Destination Hope: The Women’s Program involves multiple treatment modalities, such as individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy.
Each woman is given a comprehensive assessment when they come to our program, and an individualized treatment plan involving a combination of different therapeutic approaches is given to each client based on her individual needs. As part of the treatment program, our clients attend 12-Step community meetings.
The 12-Step program was established in 1935 for the Alcoholics Anonymous program, but its teachings have been incorporated into many alcoholism treatment programs around the country. People talk about the 12-Steps fairly regularly in recovery, but you may not be familiar with what they are, so we thought we’d share the list with our readers.
As mentioned earlier in this blog, we take our clients to 12-Step community meetings regularly during treatment. This is for several reasons. First, it allows our clients to see that they’re not alone, and experience support from their peer groups.
Second, by interacting with clients that have been in recovery for long periods of time, our clients see that recovery is possible and find inspiration from other people. Third, after finishing alcoholism treatment, 12-step community meetings are a vital part of continued recovery.
We recommend that all of our clients regularly attend 12-step meetings as part of their aftercare, and introducing them to the process during treatment helps facilitate their participation afterwards.
There are 12-step meetings all over the country so finding one close to the home of a client is simple. When they return home they have an immediate support group available, including the opportunity to have a sponsor that will help mentor a recovering alcoholic to maintain their sobriety.
If you or a loved one is suffering from alcoholism, please call the counselors at Destination Hope: The Women’s Program at (866) 808-7111. We are available to talk with you 24 hours a day and help you find the right program for your individual needs.