EXTENDED CARE FOR YOUNG ADULTS IN THE HEART OF AUSTIN
For over 80 years, 12-Step programs have given those afflicted with the disease of alcoholism and addiction a way out. Science regularly confirms what these programs have held true for decades. In most recovery settings, it is rare for a client to have the opportunity to work all Twelve Steps before discharge. We have seen the importance of this practice and ensure all residents actively work all Twelve Steps prior to discharge.
Knowledge vs. Experience
Most recovery centers offer their clients knowledge about the Twelve Steps. Many provide a Big Book and some even offer the opportunity to have some cursory involvement in the Steps. At Spearhead Lodge, we believe it is vital for each resident to have an experience with the 12-Step process. Experienced Step Guides will take each client through the process of the 12-Steps as outlined on our program timeline. The end result is typically a profound change in perception. The Big Book describes this experience on page 27. It says “ideas, emotions, and attitudes which were once the guiding forces of the lives of these men are suddenly cast to one side, and a completely new set of conceptions and motives begin to dominate them.” This description of a spiritual experience is often necessary for permanent recovery from addiction