12 Step Approach

The Business & Industry Clinic follows the 12 Step model of recovery. At the request of industry, the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, and several other 12 Step groups, are key in the Clinic’s treatment. Steps 1-4 are studied and worked on by clients, in consultation with their case managers, while at the Clinic. The 5th step at the Clinic is conducted by volunteers from our local clergy and 12 Step Community.

Clients are expected to attend both in-house and community meetings several nights per week.

  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

We incorporate an interpretation of the 12-Step approach that can be successfully used by people of any or no spiritual belief.

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