Signs You’re Ready for a 12-Step Program

Is It Time for You?

12-step program for drugs

The 12-Step Program is one of the most recognizable support systems for people suffering from addiction. It was developed by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous to establish guidelines for overcoming addiction. While originally created for alcoholism, it is now used to support people with a variety of addictions, including drugs. We have found many people feel overwhelmed when deciding whether or not they are ready for a 12-step program. Today, we’re going to look at the signs it’s time for you to find a group for support, encouragement, and accountability.

Signs You’re Ready for a 12-Step Program

Some people enter a 12-step program eager to make changes in their lives, while others are less confident in their readiness. Seeing one or more of the following signs could mean you’re ready.

  • You recognize you (may) have a problem. It starts by admitting you have an unhealthy relationship with substances, whether you recognize your addiction or think you may have an issue.
  • You are ready to explore ways to make changes. 12-Step Programs are about support, encouragement, and accountability¬†to make changes¬†in your life with your relationship with substances. It is challenging to make changes on your own, and this program might be the source you need to make the decision it’s time for a change.
  • You are ready to accept others for their addictions. 12-Step programs are about community, honesty, and trust. Many members have open conversations about their addictions, and it is considered a safe environment to share without judgment.

12-Step Community Facilitation Therapy at North Star Treatment Services

At North Star Treatment Services, we know how important the 12-step program can be for recovery, so part of our treatment plan includes introducing you to the 12-step recovery community. This will give you a place to meet and find support in other people sharing your struggles outside our treatment program. Are you ready to take the first step to recovery today? North Star Treatment Services offers outpatient rehabilitation services in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Call us today at 610-265-2215 to learn more.