12 Step Programs for Troubled Young Adults from North Dakota
12 step programs are one of the most reliable rehabilitative tools a young addict from North Dakota 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 North Dakota)
Luckily for young addicts living in North Dakota, 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 North Dakota.
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 North Dakota
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 Young Adults and Parents in North Dakota:
National Alliance on Mental Illness North Dakota (NAMI) - As a grassroots nonprofit mental health association, NAMI North Dakota's mission is to enrich the lives of individuals, friends and families who are afflicted with mental illness. The affiliates of NAMI are families, professionals and those individuals experiencing mental illness. NAMI North Dakota helps those who have infirmities such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), borderline personality disorder posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other brain disorders.
Mental Health America of North Dakota (MHAND) - Mental Health America of North Dakota (MHAND) is a non-profit organization. For over 60 years, the citizens of North Dakota have had a trusted, safe, and private place to turn when seeking relief for mental health, behavioral health, and substance abuse issues. MHAND's mission is to advance mental health disorders through advocacy, education, understanding, and access to quality care for all residents. Every day and in times of crisis, MHAND is there to benefit the well-being and mental health of all citizens of North Dakota. During its long history, MHAND has consistently advocated for the needs of children, adults and families through programs and activities such as support groups, supportive action, and education. The vision of Mental Health America of North Dakota is to be a leader in the formulation of a humane, just, and healthy society in which all people can realize their full potential, free from discrimination and stigma.
Some parental advice for understanding your young adult child..
Stay connected to your child through thick and thin. Lonely kids are more likely to be bullied, and to let themselves be bullied. Remember, parenting is about connection, a close relationship and guidance. The guidance will not stick unless you have the relationship to support it, and it will just drive your child away. Keep the lines of communication open, no matter what.
Parents can take steps to help protect their teens from suicide by addressing depression or anxiety. Don’t wait for your teen to come to you with his/her problems. If your adolescent is sad, anxious or appears to be struggling, asking what is wrong and offering your help is an important way to start taking the steps.
Transitional Living Programs for North Dakota Young Adults
We understand the common issues that teens and young adults are faced with every day. Here At The Crossroads, we will support and assist your child with their related problems in a healthy and productive way. If you are a family in crisis, call us today at (866) 439-0354.