At Oasis Recovery Communities Runcorn we wholeheartedly believe in the transformative powers of 12 Step therapy. This powerful treatment methodology has been proven over the years to treat all kinds of addiction and also assists the individual in finding a new way of living that is both purposeful and fulfilling. Our qualified Counsellors and therapists are proficient in delivering 12 Step; in fact, many of them are a testimony to its healing capabilities; having undergone a complete transformation themselves using this process. We are extremely passionate about the treatment that we deliver and believe no individual is too far entrenched in addiction or incapable of making a full recovery.
12 Step originally evolved from the principle that only an alcoholic/addict could help another to achieve and maintain sobriety. In 1938 in Akron, Ohio two alcoholics founded the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous by carrying the message of the 12 Step principles to others still suffering, so that they may too have the opportunity to recover. Since its implementation, millions of alcoholics have undergone a complete transformation of mind body and spirit and thus saved themselves and others from an alcoholic death.
Over the years 12 Step has been adapted to successfully treat a vast number of addictions and is based on the individual remaining abstinent. Other successful and growing fellowships include narcotics, gambling, co-dependency, sex, debt and compulsive spending, love addiction and eating disorders. Providing an effective solution to addiction, the programme is accessible worldwide through a vast number of 12 Step fellowships. 12 Step Recovery can be accessed anywhere, no matter what your addiction, there is a solution. Around the clock, support is available from other addicts and alcoholics in recovery, via face-to-face meetings and, in recent years, over the Internet and telephone meetings.
We provide our clients with the foundations of 12 Step and an understanding of how it works. They will have the opportunity to practice its principles within our safe and supportive therapeutic community. Those that elect to follow 12 Step as the foundation of their recovery, will be given written assignments and attend meetings locally. They will have the opportunity to continue this journey and secure their permanent recovery by continuing to practise the principles on leaving treatment and accessing meetings local to where they live.
12 Step offers a large fellowship of supportive individuals who are in recovery. By continuing to access meetings, each person can build a new network of like-minded recovery friends. In our commitment to each individual’s on-going growth and recovery, Oasis Recovery Communities Runcorn also offers 1-year free aftercare to all those that complete treatment. This assists in helping the individual to stay engaged and focused on the solution of recovery rather than the problem of addiction.
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12 Step works by treating the mind and the spirit of the alcoholic/addict. The process of the steps brings about a sufficient change in thinking and perception to enable them to make a full and permanent recovery from addiction. Working on the basic principles of open-mindedness, willingness, and honesty; the individual is encouraged to seek a power outside of themselves that will lead them to a better and more spiritual way of life. Individuals are encouraged to work on their defects of character and use their assets and their past to positively assist others in getting well. 12 Step offers the individual the opportunity to be rigorously honest with themselves and with others, and to try and right the wrongs of their past mistakes to the best of their ability. This process offers peace of mind and an opportunity for a fresh start. By continuing to practice the steps, the individual will learn and grow throughout the process. It provides structure and discipline to the otherwise chaotic world of the alcoholic/addict. Essentially, 12 Step is a spiritual programme of action; spirituality comes from within and is centred on the individual’s deepest values and meanings. 12 Step assists the individual in looking inwards rather than outwards at others and shifts their focus to connecting with their true authentic self and inner conscience. The beautiful and humbling process of the steps allows the individual to find peace within and the world around them and removes the desire to use drink and drugs as a way of self-medicating and self-harm.
Our 12 Step therapy programme offers the following benefits:
The 12 Steps is an abstinence-based programme from all mood and mind-altering drugs and destructive behaviours. It complements other proven addiction treatment therapies and is compatible with each individual’s religious and spiritual beliefs. 12 Step advocates complete anonymity amongst those who practise it. We offer a place of complete confidentiality that is non-judgemental; we understand how important this is when facing the problems of our past.
In addition to offering 12 Step therapy, our team are accomplished in delivering cognitive behavioural therapy, and dialectical behavioural therapy, as well as a host of other proven therapeutic treatments. By encompassing these powerful treatment methodologies into our rehabilitation programme, each individual benefits from a person centred treatment plan focused on all aspects of their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual rehabilitation.
Whether a client elects to follow 12 Step or our Strengths programme, they will be given support and advice from our Counsellors on what is likely to work best for them. At any point they can choose to swap programmes, with our teams agreement, if they feel it is not going to work for them in the long run. We believe that the individual needs to believe in the recovery programme they are undertaking in order for it to work to its full capacity; we therefore hold no opinion on what they decide to do as long as they believe it will work for them and we will wholeheartedly support them every step of the way.