There comes a time in every person’s life when they want to make a decision about their addiction which has been becoming a problem increasingly overtime and they have no choice but to go for this decision because they have to get better for themselves and for their family members. For someone to reach such a point is not easy in their life they have to set a standard for themselves when they are facing the drug or alcohol addiction problem all by themselves while their family looks from afar, even though they want to help, they really cannot do much except give mental and physical or even financial support to the person that is going through drug addiction.
There are many ways to go about in order to treat one’s drug addiction problem at a reputable rehab center such as the Impact Recovery Center. The first plausible way is to go after the simple and common methods, which are the inpatient program and outpatient program, both of them are for treating addiction problems. The main difference between these two is that inpatient is intense and requires the patient to live in a medical facility while the outpatient is for less severely addicted patients who have to manage their life while working and studying or taking care of the family etc. All of these things are important for someone who is in practical life, although getting treated is the main thing for any addict, also taking care of your family, your studies, your work-life is important.
Inpatient treatment program is for people with severe addictions, while in contrast the outpatient program is for people with less severe addiction problem, which is why they can balance the work time and the treatment time during their day. So, it works out, but for some people, this doesn’t work out for them. Them getting the inpatient treatment program or the outpatient treatment program doesn’t even help them to a point where they can get their rehab treatment working effectively.
What are the alternatives?
The alternative—12-step program.
The 12-step program isn’t actually an alternative. But it is actually an addition to the previously mentioned treatment programs. The 12-step program is a spiritual program for rehab patients that is offered at Impact Recovery Center. Some patients are more in tune with their spiritual self, so they get more effect of the rehab treatment through the 12-step program.
The 12-step program has a lot of benefits for the rehab patients. It is not only for the patients that are religious or spiritual, it is for people that are especially not religious and they just need some kind of a moral code. Because people that start doing drugs tend to forget the way of life, instead, they fall apart and astray. Something is required to give them a sense of responsibility over themselves and that is something that comes through the 12-step program.
The 12-step program basically asks the patient to forgive themselves for their past but at the same time it asks the patient to accept that they have lost all power over their addiction. They have to let go of their will and put their will in the hands of the higher being that they will entrust with the application of the 12-step program. The patients will have to forgive and make emends with all the people in the past that they have done wrong to and they will have to come to terms with that. And the next time they do something wrong, they are bound to fix that mistake as soon as possible and not let it clog their mind. This is what the 12-step program is, it makes the patient accountable and because of this accountability, the chances of recovery from rehab increases tenfold. So, if you are in the same position, then get treated with the 12-step program at Impact Recovery Center.