Made famous by Alcoholics Anonymous, the 12 Steps was originally a program used for alcoholism treatment to help recovering alcoholics move through the various stages of recovery to lasting sobriety. The belief of the 12 Steps is that only after participants progress through all of these steps are they able to find lasting sobriety. Traditionally, the 12 Steps program follows a spiritual undertone and includes submission to a higher power and well as making amends with those that were hurt because of your addiction.
Because of its success for many, the 12 Steps program rose in popularity and the basic outline of the program has been expanded to treat other addiction problems such as gambling and drug abuse. These different 12 Steps meetings can be found throughout the country and the program has been integrated into treatment at several rehab centers.
12 Steps Program in Chicago
At Banyan Chicago, we utilize our own modified version of the 12 Steps during treatment to help our patients progress through recovery. Especially for those people looking for a spiritual component of addiction recovery, our 12 Steps program in Chicago can be a powerful and lifechanging program.
During 12 Steps meetings, peers will gather to discuss their own struggles with addiction as well as how they are progressing through their recovery journey. These regular group meetings help to build a community of peer support that can give patients strength and hope during early recovery. Because not everyone will be in the same stage of recovery, patients are able to see others progress forward and be reminded that their own recovery is possible.
Along with creating a community of support, our 12 Steps program in Chicago also helps patients learn valuable life lessons that can propel their recovery journey forward and be applied to life outside of treatment. Patients will come to recognize their wrongdoings and take accountability for their actions. They will also learn how to repent for these mistakes and make amends with those who were hurt along the way. Most importantly, participants will come to understand that a power greater than themselves could be what guides them to lasting sobriety.
Because not everyone may be comfortable with the spiritual component of our 12 Steps meetings in Chicago, patients are encouraged to attend but are not required.
Part of A Holistic Treatment Program
At our drug and alcohol rehab in Chicago, we believe that recovery from any substance abuse problem requires comprehensive healing. While addiction by definition is a chemical dependency problem, it also bleeds into other areas of a person’s life and can create several secondary problems for the addict.
The 12 Steps are an important part of addiction recovery for many, but a full and lasting recovery requires more. To help our patients heal from all aspects of addiction and achieve lifelong sobriety, we offer several addiction therapy programs in Chicago. These programs include everything from art therapy to relational therapy. This wide scope of programming exposes patients to various ways to approach the journey to sobriety as well as different coping techniques for life in recovery. Patients work in both group and individual settings to allow for self-discovery as well as peer support.
At Banyan Chicago, we want to help you or your loved move past addiction and find a happier and healthier life. Stop waiting and take the first step to change.
Our mission, your recovery.
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"Banyan Treatment Center was a life-changing experience for me. When I got here, I was planning on continuing to use, but with the help of staff and the community I was convinced to stay through the whole program, and I can honestly say it was the best decision I've ever made."
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"My experience was nothing short of amazing. The staff is excellent, they all went way out of their way to help me with whatever I needed. They gave me the tools i needed to succeed, and were always there for me when I completed the program and when I fell short. Thank you so much Banyan!"
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"Banyan was able to help me more than words can describe. They helped me save my life. I called in not really knowing what to expect or anything about treatment and the people I spoke with were able to walk me through every step of the way."
Most Insurance Plans Accepted
At Banyan Chicago our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction are able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.