The 12 Steps and 12 Traditions are best known as a collection of spiritual disciplines that have been helpful to those recovering from addiction. Regardless of the type of addiction, the 12 Steps offer building blocks to create a more fulfilling and sustainable life that does not require individuals to alter their mind state with a substance.
We often find ourselves doing the same things over and over again expecting different results. After making inner vows to quit, we find ourselves doing the very same things we promised never to do again.
In Romans 7 verses 14-17, Paul addresses this pattern by stating,
14 The trouble is not with the law, for it is spiritual and good. The trouble is with me, for I am all too human, a slave to sin. 15 I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. 16 But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good. 17 So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.
We believe that the Bible is a major resource to foster a sustainable recovery. Our Christ-centered stance allows us to discuss, question, and examine the word of God. We find that our reciprocal, nonjudgmental environment, allows our residents the opportunity to experience spiritual growth. The 12 Steps address questions about relationships with God, self, and others. Ultimately, the 12 Steps allow our residents to make peace with their past, present, and future.