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12 Step Programs for Troubled Young Adults from Utah
12 step programs are one of the most reliable rehabilitative tools a young addict from Utah 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 Utah)
Luckily for young addicts living in Utah, 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 Utah.
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 Utah
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.
Utah State Parent Resources:
National Alliance on Mental Illness Utah (NAMI-UT) - NAMI started in 1979 and since then they have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI stands for National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Utah’s mission is to ensure the dignity and enhance the lives of those who are affected by mental illness and their families, through support, education, and advocacy in the state of Utah.
Utah Department of Substance Abuse & Mental Health (DSAMH) - The Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) was established as the State of Utah’s mental health and substance abuse specialist. The charge of DSAMH is simple: to cultivate health, hope and healing while managing the publicly subsidized therapy and prevention policies.
Some parental advice for understanding your young adult child..
Kids form their view of themselves and the world every day. They need your encouragement to see themselves as good people who are capable of good things. And they need to know you're on their side. If most of what you say to them is correction or criticism, they won't feel good about themselves, and they won't feel like you're their ally. You lose your only leverage with them.
Parents should bring this statement to their teen’s attention: If you wouldn't be comfortable sharing the photo or message with the entire world, don't send it. Make sure your teen understands that the possession of sexually explicit images of a minor is considered a crime. The consequences could be serious, including a police record, suspension from school or legal action.
Independent Living Programs In Utah
What you can expect here At The Crossroads is a sympathetic and professional staff, who are devoted to helping not only your child in need, but also the entire family. An At The Crossroads advocate is standing by for your call. Reach us at (866) 439-0354.