Admitting it is the First Step
When most addicts and alcoholics admit they have a problem and actually surrender to a 12 step program they have a mindset where as “my recovery will be easy sailing as long as I just go to meetings”. Wrong! There is a fantastic slogan in the fellowship that describes people who think this way, “Meeting Makers Only Make Meetings”. Now, there is nothing wrong with attending meetings, In fact, that’s great that a newcomer to a 12 step program has that kind of willingness, but real recovery happens when a newcomer begins to work a 12 step program of recovery.
Working a 12 step program of recovery entails attending daily meetings, getting and working with a sponsor, having a network of people in recovery and most importantly, and doing step work. Once, you have all of those pieces in place, you are well on your way to a strong recovery. However, you have to actually work at it. Recovery will not just come to you because you have done everything that has been suggested of you. There is no perfect way to work a 12 step program and quite honestly not everyone does it the same way. But the outline is always consistent. If you are new, welcome. We are glad you made it and hope you stay.
At Seabrook House, we are committed to providing quality addiction treatment for the physical, emotional and spiritual illness of chemical dependency. Our structured, nurturing programs, along with the principles grounded in the Twelve Step philosophy of recovery, combine to foster the kind of change necessary for a clean and sober life. Our wide range of addiction treatment services include: intensive detoxification, individual and group therapy, and education in the biological, social and spiritual aspects of addiction in residential treatment. Seabrook House will provide you with the tools you need to continue to live a clean and sober life. You are encouraged to get clean with us and continue to your recovery at regular 12 step meetings.