Rosecrance Treatment and 12-Step Programs

The 12 Steps are a set of principles and actions designed to help people recover from addiction. The original program, Alcoholics Anonymous, is “a spiritual program not affiliated with any sect, religion, political movement or other outside organization or institution.”

The 12-Step method was introduced in the 1930s and, since its inception, 12-Step groups have been formed to address a wide range of conditions, including alcoholism, substance abuse, dependency, gambling and overeating. Rosecrance uses 12-Step methods to help our patients achieve lasting recovery from addiction. The 12 Steps are:

  1. We admitted we were powerless over our addiction — 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 God
  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 God 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 promptly admitted when we were wrong
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God’s 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 other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs

If you’d like more information about 12-Step programs or how Rosecrance uses 12-Step methods to help our clients recover from addiction, call (866) 330-8729.