You may have figured out that trying to get sober on your own hasn’t worked out too well. This is completely normal. You need the support of an addiction recovery group if you hope to learn how to get sober and stay that way. This is actually the foundation of various 12-step programs that have helped millions of people around the world. While you may be reluctant to rely on the help of others to stay clean, you’re about to understand why it’s so important.
Staying Sober Through an Addiction Recovery Group
Many years ago, alcoholic people weren’t able to stay sober and this completely baffled medical professionals around the world. In the 1930s, Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob founded Alcoholics Anonymous and for the first time, people were staying sober. They discovered that one of the keys to staying sober was having one person recovering from an alcohol addiction help another. For the first time, people were actually able to quit drinking or using drugs for good. The program was so successful that many other 12-step programs began to pop up for various other addictions. Some of the other 12-step programs include the following:
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Gamblers Anonymous
- Crystal Meth Anonymous
- Heroin Anonymous
- Overeaters Anonymous
Why Does an Addiction Recovery Group Work?
Being in active addiction makes you feel extremely isolated and different from the rest of the world. When you’re in your addiction, it feels like nobody understands you. This even refers to your close family and friends. When you feel misunderstood and alone, it makes you feel extremely helpless. With an addiction recovery group, you begin to find that you’re not alone and others understand exactly what you’re going through. Time and time again, it’s found that even though you may not be able to open up to friends, doctors or family, you can talk with ease to another person in recovery easily. The founders of AA saw how powerful this was, and it makes sense. People often feel embarrassed about the things they’ve done in their addiction, but that all goes away. Knowing that the man or woman you’re speaking to has been through what you have and felt how you have felt makes you much more comfortable sharing your story.
Finding Support at Serenity House
Serenity House Detox & Recovery is a place where you can begin to create the foundation for your recovery through our detox treatment programs. We specialize in helping people who need help getting sober as well as staying sober. What separates us from other detox facilities is that you’ll also be introduced to the benefits of an addiction recovery group. Some of the treatments we offer here include:
If you’re ready to begin your new life, Serenity House Detox & Recovery is ready to stand by you. Dial 866-294-5306.