How Can a 12-Step Program Help with Your Cocaine Addiction in a Residential Treatment Facility?
The 12-Step program is commonly associated with the treatment of alcoholism: Alcoholics Anonymous. However, the program style can and has been adapted for numerous conditions and substance abuse issues.
Cocaine Anonymous, a 12-Step program for those who have current or past addictions to cocaine is one such instance, and it has been applied in residential treatment programs. When you call 800-653-7143 to learn about your treatment options, consider the ways in which a 12-Step program can help your residential treatment for cocaine addiction.
Help You Understand
Many people often forget that addiction is a chronic condition which has control over a person’s actions, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) states. For those seeking recovery, it is best for them to understand that they had no control over their actions while under the influence of their cocaine addiction.
The very first step of the 12-Step program requires the participants to admit this, and it helps them come to terms with the lack of control that accompanies addiction. It also helps them understand that sobriety is necessary for them to regain control of their lives and restore order.
Help You Seek Forgiveness
A common aspect of the 12-Step program format that most people are familiar with is making amends. People recovering from addiction often will feel the need to take responsibility for their actions and decisions they made while under the influence.
According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, cocaine has a rather intense effect that can cause some severe side effects like paranoia, restlessness, and irritability. The effects can cause a person to do things that they normally wouldn’t do, especially if they are trying to do everything they can to use the drug again.
A 12-Step program can help the person forgive themselves in a healthy manner and do what they can to make amends for those they wronged.
Help You Continue with Your Life
Some of the later steps in the 12-Step program are designed to help participants address their shortcomings and do what they can to improve their lives. The NIDA states that addiction treatment should help a person be productive in their personal, social, and professional lives as they remain drug-free. The program has participants take stock of what’s in their lives and what effect they can have on their sobriety.
It can help them remove anything that can be considered a temptation to use again or be otherwise harmful to their recovery. This can sometimes mean people, places, habits, or specific items that can trigger cravings or offer negative encouragement. It can also help them set healthy goals for things that they want in their life.
Having an additional goal to sobriety can provide extra motivation that helps people get through the program and stay sober.
If you or a loved one has an addiction, please know that help is available. Call 800-653-7143 for the opportunity to speak with one of our caring specialists to learn more information about your treatment options.