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12-Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF)

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For many, group therapy is a powerful motivator for change. In this supportive environment, you can lean on others for support and guidance. These regular meetings provide routine and stability after a life defined by the challenges of addiction. The 12-step facilitation therapy program is a time-tested method that centers around active participation in community-based rehabilitation.

In this fellowship of recovery, TSF helps you reconstruct your worldview toward optimism and healthy living as you walk beside others who help share your burdens.

What Is the 12-Step Facilitation Therapy Program?

A 12-step facilitation therapy program is a powerful peer support group that helps individuals recover from substance use disorders. It can also be used to address co-occurring conditions like trauma and addiction.

The 12-step philosophy has a distinct view of the recovery process. The goal is to help people struggling with addiction abstain from substance misuse through the support and acceptance of a caring community. People help each other achieve and maintain progress.

TSF therapy is highly structured and encourages participants through 12 consecutive activities that help the participant move forward in their recovery journey — the 12 steps. These guiding principles encourage participants to:

  • Accept addiction as a disease and admit their powerlessness over substance use.
  • Take a moral inventory and admit the nature of past wrongdoing.
  • Make a list of people they might have harmed and seek to make amends.
  • Reach out to help others struggling with addiction.

The group aspect of a 12-program offers foundational support for remaining substance-free. When things get difficult, you have others who understand your situation, giving them the context and compassion to provide guidance and hope to help you through tough times.

History of 12-Step Recovery Programs

The 12-step program was first developed in 1935 with the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). As membership grew and new AA chapters opened, co-founder Bill Wilson wrote out the 12 traditions of the program in what is now known as the Big Book.

The 12 steps are the guiding principles that empower those struggling with alcohol to reshape their outlook on life and overcome addiction. The 12-step philosophy also encourages participants to trust that something greater than themselves will guide them in the right direction.

Due to its effectiveness, the principles developed in Alcoholics Anonymous have been used to create multiple fellowships geared toward specific forms of addiction, including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Heroin Anonymous (HA), and Cocaine Anonymous (CA). These organizations and other group fellowships utilize the guiding principles Wilson set forth nearly 100 years ago.

The 12-Step Plan for Addiction at Sana

The goal of 12-step facilitation therapy at Sana is to provide you with a dedicated, compassionate support system that empowers you to maintain sobriety. As part of your treatment, you are encouraged to attend 12-step peer support meetings during your time with us and when you return to your community.

Our counselors will educate you on incorporating a 12-step plan into your personal recovery journey. You will also learn and grow through the relationships you form with others struggling to overcome addiction.

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Benefits of 12-Step Facilitation Therapy

Through active participation in a 12-step program, you can experience many benefits that will assist you toward recovery:

  • Support: A 12-step group gives you a built-in support system.
  • Fellowship: Learn and grow as you listen to others and share your own experiences.
  • Explore: These meetings are a forum where you can ask questions and explore concerns.
  • Guidance: Those newer to recovery can gain support from others who have walked the road to recovery before them.
  • Structure: After the chaos of a life of addiction, meetings provide routine and structure to your days.
  • Accountability: When others know your struggles, they can provide accountability when the road gets hard.
  • Access: When you leave Sana, there are 12-step meetings nearly everywhere to help you maintain your sobriety.

Learn More About 12-Step Facilitation Therapy at Sana

Sana at Stowe provides high-quality treatment, support, and guidance to individuals struggling with substance use disorders. Our compassionate team uses a variety of specialized techniques to help you recover in a safe and healing environment.

If you feel that 12-step facilitation therapy could help your or your loved one’s recovery journey, contact Sana at Stowe today. We accept most major insurance, helping to reduce the financial strain of treatment. Give us a call at 802-532-5277 to speak with a compassionate member of our team.

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In-network with BlueCross BlueShield and OPTUM

Sana at Stowe is in-network with BlueCross BlueShield and OPTUM
and also accepts most out-of-network insurances, and accepts all private insurance. We provide financial assistance to help with the cost of treatment.