First Step Center of Scottsdale, Arizona works hard to provide individuals with the quality care and tools needed to sustain long-term sobriety. With a wide variety of programs to choose from, determining the best one for you or your loved one can be a difficult pursuit. If you or your loved one find comfort in your faith and beliefs, a 12 Step program might be right for you. Learn about the 12 Steps to determine how this program can provide you with the resources for success.

What is a 12 Step Program?

The first 12 Step program began in 1938 through the international organization Alcoholics Anonymous. The 12 Steps program is founded in the belief that one can end his substance abuse through the act of surrendering to a chosen higher power. Through working the 12 Steps and deepening faith in the non-material world, men can break the cycle of addiction.

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Throughout the years, the 12 Step program has been implemented in numerous organizations including Heroin Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Adult Children of Alcoholics, and Codependency Anonymous. Almost 75% of all addiction facilities and centers provide a 12 Step program for their clients. Not only does the 12 Steps program provide an important structure for clients to follow during treatment, but it also connects them with the most accessible and affordable support program in their community.

What are the 12 Steps?

According to the Big Book of AA, the 12 Steps are as follows:

  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Taking your First Step with First Step Center of Scottsdale, Arizona

The First Step Center of Arizona welcomes all individuals who need treatment, no matter their religious beliefs. Our 12 Step program provides clients with the tools they need to not only end their addiction but to find or restore a connection to their higher power of choice.

We also offer a variety of addiction therapy services and mental health programs to ensure each patient has what they need to succeed. Some of these options include:

  • Individual, group, and family therapy
  • 12 Step support and Smart Recovery
  • Family style meal and nutrition support
  • Mood regulation skills training
  • Professional business centers on site
  • Trauma therapy
  • Brain therapy
  • Sports and Activities therapy

If you or your loved one is ready to take the first steps in recovery, call First Step Center of Scottsdale, Arizona. We’re ready to guide you through your personal journey to a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life. Contact First Step Center today at 866.832.6398.