group of men attending AA meetings togetherDo you or a loved one have a problem with alcohol addiction? Have others expressed concern that you may be an alcoholic? Perhaps you have struggled alone with your disease for years, too afraid or doubtful to give professional rehab or AA meetings a try. You aren’t the first to suffer in silence with this disease, but hopefully you can help break the cycle.

Help for Alcoholism

Many people who suffer with alcoholism would like help for their problem, but are hesitant. In some cases they may even be unable to commit to inpatient residency in an established living arrangement. This is commonly followed by the false belief that inpatient addiction treatment is the only effective method for conquering the disease. Many people don’t know that a quality outpatient alcohol rehab program that utilizes the 12-step philosophy can be an equally sufficient technique for overcoming active addiction.

How AA Meetings Work in An Outpatient Recovery Program

The 12-step philosophy is the oldest program for modern day recovery. One of its key focuses is to take a loving and supportive approach to treatment. This practice that likely contributes to its high success rates. Individuals who incorporate AA meetings into their recovery program have a safe and therapeutic place to recover where they don’t have to worry about being judged or criticized by others.

Alcoholism is the most common addiction in the United States. Successful recovery involves much more than just getting sober while in rehab. It involves learning how to fight the urge to drink once treatment has ended, and staying committed to lifelong sobriety. The 12-step philosophy is a fundamental guideline often used in AA meetings to help individuals who need to heal on a physical, mental and, perhaps, spiritual level.

At San Antonio Recovery Center in San Antonio, Texas, we offer an exhaustive outpatient rehab program that can help you get back on your feet and learn to lead a healthy and productive life, free of active addiction. Our psychologists integrate the 12-step philosophy into treatment and help individuals to accept and love themselves and others without judgment. This positive environment allows individuals to create a solid and compassionate foundation.

How the 12-step Philosophy Helps Those in Recovery

AA uses the 12-step philosophy in many ways, including:

  • Helping patients gain an understanding of the causes and consequences of their disease
  • Offering individuals support, guidance and hope through meetings with peers who have experienced similar struggles
  • Providing individuals with a spiritual backbone to help them stay committed to their sobriety
  • Helping individuals learn to repair their damaged interpersonal relationships
  • Providing continued healing by giving those in recovery the opportunity to help others
  • Helping individuals regain their self-worth and confidence through a foundation of spiritual values
  • Helping to build strength of character by performing frequent self-inventory

Contact Our Office Today

At San Antonio Recovery Center, we believe that the most effective support system for a recovering alcoholic is a group of peers who have had similar experiences. Your peers in AA meetings will treat you with the compassion and understanding that you deserve. If you’re caught in a struggle with alcoholism, we can help you regain the control and independence that alcoholism has stolen from you. Call 866-957-7885 to take the first step towards sober, healthy living.