12 Step Programs for Troubled Young Adults from Nebraska
12 step programs are one of the most reliable rehabilitative tools a young addict from Nebraska 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 Nebraska)
Luckily for young addicts living in Nebraska, 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 Nebraska.
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 Nebraska
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.
Resources for Parents and Young Adults in Nebraska:
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services: Division of Behavioral Health - With nearly 1,000 employees, The Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) includes a primary office in Lincoln and two other Regional Centers in Norfolk and Hastings. DBH has an enhanced focus on behavioral health consumer involvement in service development, planning, and delivery. The DBH provides funding, oversight and technical support to the other local regions of Behavioral Health. The regions contract with district programs to accommodate outpatient, inpatient, and emergency services for substance abuse and mental health issues.
The Mental Health Association of Nebraska (MHA-NE) - MHA-NE supports freedom for citizens with mental illness. With Chapters located in districts throughout Nebraska, The Mental Health Association of Nebraska (MHA-NE) is a voluntary not-for-profit, consumer-run statewide organization. MHA-NE partners with professionals, families, service recipients, advocates and local citizens to address all phases of mental illness and mental health. MHA-NE is devoted to assuring that public mental health policy is fair, just, and promotes fairness and opportunities. Their goal is to allow citizens the freedom to take advantage of any of life’s opportunities.
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At The Crossroads, we include the entire family, particularly the parents, with your young adult's therapy and progress. We recognize that the entire family needs the assistance that we can give, in order to be whole. Call At The Crossroads today at (866) 439-0354.