Principles that promote healing
Incorporating 12-Step Principles
Here at The Meadows, we recognize the value of integrating the 12-Step approach into the treatment process. The 12 Steps include a variety of broadly applicable principles that can help patients modify negative behaviors, prevent relapse, and maintain lasting recovery.
Our approach to the 12 Steps focuses on the philosophy of universality, the theory that no one is alone in the world. As patients are guided and supported by the staff, they can let go of shame and guilt – underlying factors behind all addictive behaviors. During meetings, patients are encouraged to share their thoughts, allowing them to feel heard and speak their minds. As patients release their emotions in the safe environment fostered by the group, they can process their thoughts and experiences. Patients can realize their mistakes and recognize the situations that led them to addiction.
We incorporate the 12-Step process by having patients complete their first step during treatment and continue to attend daily 12-Step meetings throughout the duration of therapy. The Meadows offers daily 12-Step meetings for various needs, as well as gender-specific meetings. When patients leave The Meadows, they are directed to local 12-Step meetings in their cities. We encourage them to find a home group, obtain a sponsor, and complete personal work as a way to help prevent relapse, teach better self-control, and reinforce lasting healing.
Our Admissions team is here to help 24 hours a day and is experienced in assisting others with compassion, dignity, and respect — hallmark values of The Meadows for more than 45 years. The Meadows’ Admissions Specialists are here to help you on your way to a healthier and more productive lifestyle. When you call, they will lead you through a series of questions to determine if The Meadows is a good fit, and how soon your treatment can begin. If you are interested in The Meadows for yourself or a loved one, call or fill out an admissions form today!