A lot of people have questions about programs at alcoholism and addiction treatment centers. Florida has facilities that can answer these questions.
The majority of these programs are based upon the fundamentals of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
These fundamentals–the 12 Steps of AA–provide a firm foundation for recovery.
Behind the 12 Steps of AA are their principles:
Honesty may be the first virtue to vanish in alcoholism. In being honest, by fully and truly accepting their alcoholism, the alcoholic begins the journey on the road to recovery.
To have hope can be difficult. However, completing Step Two delivers sometimes immediate relief.
The application of hope is faith; a willingness to believe in a power with the strength to lift the heavy physical, mental, and spiritual burdens of alcoholism.
Courage can be exhibited in seeking and accepting care at an addiction treatment center. Florida drug rehab centers try to get alcoholic clients to use this already present courage in addressing the havoc they’ve created.
To deal with the many problems of the alcoholic entering recovery, personal integrity is required. Some integrity becomes present when the effects of alcohol dissipate. That is, when the drunk starts to dry out, a bit of integrity becomes apparent.
When the alcoholics accept their past transgressions and express a desire to have their character flaws to be removed, they achieve willingness.
Humility is the alcoholic becoming aware that they are NOT the center of the universe, that their predicament is largely one of their own making.
In being disciplined, the alcoholic begins to make amends–unless doing would cause harm to another. Alcoholics learn to avoid situations where future amends might become necessary.
Perseverance is the continued efforts of the alcoholic to be aware of their actions–as well as the thoughts behind them–and how they will affect those around them.
Becoming spiritually aware is normally an experience rather than an event. This experience is hastened through prayer and meditation and is an attempt to obtain guidance in doing the next right thing.
Service is helping those in need. This is a theme at addiction treatment centers. Florida drug rehab centers are generally no exception. Clients are often required to help with community chores and asked to assist others in their rehabilitation milieu.
To further simplify an already simple program, members of AA provide instructions as to how to live the AA program.
Alcoholics in search of complete recovery are told to be Honest, Open-minded, and Willing.
Honest in all that they do; Open-minded to the promises of sobriety; and Willing to do whatever is necessary to earn, keep, and share the gift of sobriety.
Alcoholics Anonymous has a proven track record both in and out of addiction treatment centers. Florida drug rehab centers strive for similar successes.
About the Author:
This article is written by Peter Rhett .