Granite Recovery Centers On The 12 Steps of A.A
The 12 Steps of A.A. are widely misunderstood and often misinterpreted. What’s more, many treatment centers who do integrate the powerful tenets of the 12 Steps more often than not give little more than lip service to them. Simply referring patients out to meetings and connecting them with sponsors is not enough. Not by a long shot. Here at Granite Recovery Centers, the 12 Steps are integral to our programming and foundational in our clinical treatment from treatment day one. At our core, we believe that without a daily design for living in full practice, the disease of addiction, which centers in the mind and feeds on gratification, will go untreated and relapse will almost certainly occur.
In order to provide clarity about what the 12 Steps are and are not, and can be at their best, we have launching an 8-part 12-Steps of Recovery video series featuring our leadership team and members of our Alumni Tribe. We hope that these videos shed light on the role of the 12 Steps in treating substance use disorder at GRC.
We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.
We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Step 5,6 & 7
Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Step 8 & 9
Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Step 10,11 & 12
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 alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.