12 Step Programs for Troubled Young Adults from Alaska

12 Step Programs for Young Adults Alaska AK

12 step programs are one of the most reliable rehabilitative tools a young addict from Alaska could turn to during their recovery process.

What's more, the solidarity and true fellowship one experiences while 'working the steps' makes the arduous journey of regaining their sobriety, physical well-being, and emotional freedom all the more attainable.

Programs like, At The Crossroads -- dynamic treatment facilities that combine modernized therapies with the time-tested treatment of the 12 steps -- aim to educate, inform, and guide young men and women through their road to recovery.

With 200 different organizations associated with its guiding principals and traditions, the ever-expanding number of 12 step facilities continues to grow in its abilities to address nearly any kind of addiction or behavioral issues including (but certainly not limited to) substance abuse, gambling, crime, food, sex, hoarding, and even online gaming.

In short, the 12 steps are a simply a set of basic, albeit, undeniably effective guiding principles: admitting that one cannot control one's addiction or compulsion, recognizing a higher power that can give strength examining past errors with help, making amends for these errors, learning to live a new life with a new code of behavior and helping others who suffer from the same addictions or compulsions.

Twelve-Step Methods Are Used to Address a Wide Spectrum of Substance Abuse and Other Co-dependency Issues (Including Addicts from Alaska)

Luckily for young addicts living in Alaska, there are plentiful 12 step-based self-help organizations to choose from, regardless of their drug of choice or compulsive co-dependency issues.

As we all know, the principals of the 12 steps derived from its still-largest programs, Alcoholics Anonymous.

However, over the past 80 years, the guiding principals of the steps have since been used to develop over 200 additional addiction-specific group therapy programs that focus on all types of compulsive behaviors -- including those that are not related to abusing substances.

What's more, the other 199 12-step based programs, otherwise known as fellowships, are just as prevalent as AA and can be found in all parts of the US, including the state of Alaska.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) for example, is the second-largest and oldest of the 200 fellowships. NA was formed by addicts who struggled with substances other than alcoholism, but nonetheless, saw the potential rehabilitative benefits that the 12 steps could produce for their non-alcoholic, narcotic co-dependency issues.

At The Crossroads Has Helped Countless Troubled Young Adults from Alaska

Here at ATC, we instill the core values of the "12 steps" that have served so many addicted young men and women. Our residential transitional living facility offers drug rehab programs for kids between the ages of 18 to 25. It is our desire is to provide compassionate, professional and confidential therapy services to kids in crisis. The mission is to foster the development of responsible, self-sufficient, drug and alcohol-free young men and women by providing effective and affordable services, in which they can look forward to new and healthy lifestyles.

If your adult child is suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, you're not alone. Recovery is possible, and there is help. At The Crossroads provides a warm and supportive transitional environment where these kids can find hope, help, and healing. Please call the Admissions Specialist at (866) 439-0354, we want to help.

Mental Health Resources for Parents in Alaska

Division of Behavioral Health - The Division of Behavioral Health is committed to improving the overall quality of Alaskan lives. The continuum of care represents a dedication to mitigating risk of behavioral health with prevention and early intervention. The Division ensures Alaskans get adequate help at the most economical level of care feasible, while acknowledging that the most acute and chronic conditions require intensive psychological treatment.

Mental Health Consumer Web - Funded by the Division of Behavioral Health and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, The Mental Health Consumer Web’s projects and services are completely free. The Mental Health Consumer Web is the only behavioral health consumer­ driven "drop-­in" engagement center in Anchorage.

Important facts that parents should know..

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Daily Quotes To Live By:

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." Jack Layton

"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad." C. S. Lewis

"For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something." Steve Jobs

When Young Adults From Alaska Fail To Launch Successfully

Here At The Crossroads, we recognize that one circumstance doesn't apply to all families. Because of this, we are committed to the supervision of each child's requirements, and we do this with precision and care. Call At The Crossroads today at (866) 439-0354.