Overcoming Addiction with the 12 Steps Program

The 12 Steps therapy has, over the years, accomplished miracles in healing and recovery for addicts and alcoholics around the world. It addresses the emotional obsessions in an individual’s thinking that cause him to repeat compulsive behavior and addictive tendencies.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) developed the 12 Steps program in 1935 through the works of Bill Wilson and Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith. Since then, it has expanded tremendously around the world and is viewed as an effective therapy for treating alcoholism and drug addiction.

Sanctuary Mauritius adopts and applies 12 Steps to most alcohol and addiction rehabilitation programs. It has become a key component in treating patients from all corners of the globe and producing our 85% (non-relapse) success rate.

How the 12 Steps Therapy Works in Treating Addiction
12 Step Therapy works by bringing about a dramatic change in the individual’s thinking. In its simplest form, the individual recognizes and admits that he or she cannot control their addiction; this is the first step in recovery.
From there they become willing to embark on a spiritual way of living, which promotes principles such as honesty, open mindedness, compassion, and altruism. The 12 Steps gives clear guidelines of how this can be achieved and shows the individual how they can access an inner resource that provides them with strength and direction for stress and depression.

The American Psychological Association summarizes the 12 Steps process in the following way:

  • Admitting that one cannot control one’s alcoholism, addiction or compulsion;
  • Recognizing a higher power that can give strength;
  • Examining past errors with the help of a sponsor (experienced member);
  • Making amends for these errors;
  • Learning to live a new life with a new code of behavior;
  • Helping others who suffer from the same alcoholism, addictions or compulsions.

12 Steps therapy can be applied to far more than just alcoholism and drug addiction. A wide variety of addictions can be addressed and rehabilitated using 12 Steps such as gambling addiction, overeating and sex addiction.

What to Expect at Sanctuary Mauritius
Sanctuary Mauritius uses 12 Step therapy together with other holistic therapies. Combining these powerful methodologies provides a unique and contemporary addiction treatment program that enables healing and recovery. The structure and intensity of the program delivery is intended to replace the focused and compelling qualities of the addictive relationship. Treatment provides a positive, constructive, healthy alternative to our clients.
In conjunction with 12 Steps, you will be availed to the wonderful benefits of our many holistic therapy options. These include yoga, reiki, head and body massage, acupuncture, meditation, reflexology and advanced bioenergy rebalancing sessions. We have trained specialists in each type of therapy with years of experience uniquely applying their techniques to those rehabilitating from alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health disorders.

You will be given a personalized rehabilitation program that suits your specific recovery needs and requirements. And while you will be partaking in some group therapies, our counselors and specialists will focus particular attention on your personal progress rather than that of the groups.
Our clinic staff are multi-lingual; we speak your language. You will never have to worry about being heard or properly understood. We understand the importance of communication and so take every action necessary to ensure you never have to worry about correct interpretation when going through therapy.

The Ideal Environment for Addiction Rehabilitation
Nestled atop rolling hills overlooking the lush tropical landscape of Mauritius, our rehab clinic provides the best in relaxation and comfort during your journey to full addiction recovery. Our boutique hotel has 25 private guest rooms with guest service staff and medical support on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In addition to all pristine counseling spaces, our facilities include 3 relaxation lounges, tea and fruit fusion kiosks, sauna and spa, long walking/running trails, a star-gazing deck, and a contemporary world-class kitchen with healthy cuisine for all dietary options.

You can rest assured that we’ve taken care of each aspect of your personalized rehabilitation, from intake and assessment, to relaxation and professional counseling.
Contact us today and ask about our special pricing. You journey to full recovery is closer than you think. With our effective, results-driven solutions and techniques, including 12 Steps, you can defeat your addiction.

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