12-Step Treatment at Taos Recovery Center
Taos Recovery Center uses the 12-steps as a foundation for much of our program, due to its continued success and impact in the world of treating alcoholism. Learn more about the 12-steps, below!
The 12 Steps
- Admit that they are powerless over their addiction, and that they truly need help to beat this behavioral disease.
- Acknowledge and accept that there is a higher power that is greater than themselves at play in their life. Generally, there are religious foundations to this step, but a higher power doesn’t have to be God for an addict. It can be represented in a variety of ways.
- Turn their life over to the higher power that they have accepted. Relinquish the control to something bigger than themselves. This helps take away some of the shame and pressure, which makes the recovery process easier.
- Do a complete moral inventory on who they are, and who they want to be. This is a difficult step that includes admitting faults that are hard to admit. However, in order to beat addiction, the addict must have an honest understanding of who the truly are.
- Admit these faults to friends, family, their higher power, and most importantly, to themselves. Admittance of these faults is a critical step to changing the foundation of who a person is, which in turn changes behavior.
- Allow a higher power to change who they are, and remove the faults in their moral foundation. This is about letting go of what has already happened, and relinquishing the guilt that can drag an addict back on the road to substance abuse.
- Directly call upon a higher power to make them stronger in the face of temptation and sin.
- Take inventory of the people they have hurt with their actions. Addiction tends to leave a trail of broken relationships in its rear-view mirror. This step is about acknowledging those relationships and how corrupt behavior caused true pain.
- Heal the relationships that were broken, at least the ones that are in their power to do so. Making amends with friends and family who have been emotionally, and even physically hurt by a pattern of substance abuse is a critical step of leaving the past in the past and moving forward to a new and better person.
- Keep taking stock of faults. Complacency is the enemy of a recovering addict. Continuing to be aware of our moral foundation helps an addict continue to grow as a person, even in sobriety. Remember, recovery is a journey, not just a simple ‘one-stop and done’ process.
- Make a stronger relationship with a higher power. While the early recovery process is about sparking that relationship to a higher power, that is an internal relationship that should continue to be nurtured.
- Tell others about their journey and sobriety. Spreading the word about how these steps changed their life will in turn help other people who are struggling with addiction to find their way.
Call Us Today
If you or someone you know in New Mexico is in need of assistance to beat addiction and reclaim control of their lives, then please don’t hesitate to call us today. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will help answer any questions you have about our program and the best move forward towards lasting sobriety.
Call (800) 203-8249