The 12 Step Recovery method was founded by Alcoholics Anonymous in the 1930s and has been extremely effective in the treatment of addiction. The 12 Steps have been adapted to many other addictive and dysfunctional behaviors since the formation of Alcoholics Anonymous. The program of recovery is designed to bring about a change in attitude and emotions through working of the steps. In addition to the steps the program emphasizes a recovery community where people who are trying to achieve recovery work with people who have had similar experiences and were able to overcome their difficulties. Many members find that working with people who have experienced the same kinds of problems allows them to be more open to sharing their difficulties and receptive to hearing a solution to their problem. Hope House utilizes this twelve step approach for its residents because it has proven to be the most effective treatment method for producing long term and meaningful recovery.
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