More About Our Method
At The Plymouth House our entire program is 12-Step focused. Our staff consists of experienced Twelve-Step practitioners with diverse educational backgrounds and life experiences. Dozens of facilities have adopted The Plymouth House Model, but the depth of our staff experience, our family programming and our aftercare planning make us unique. For more than 15 years we’ve been a pioneer in utilizing the power of The 12 Steps to give addicts, alcoholics and their families hope and healing. During the residential portion of our treatment program, guests work closely with their assigned 12-Step Contact on Steps One, Two and Three.
The first three steps are as follows:
- We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
- Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
- Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Over the course of their time in residential treatment, guests and their mentors work on admitting powerlessness and becoming willing to go to any length necessary to recover. Guests are also thoroughly introduced to the concept of developing a spiritual connection with a higher power of their own understanding. Because this occasionally serves as a roadblock for some people who are new to sobriety, it is important that significant focus is placed on understanding spirituality. Many of our guests come to us with preconceived notions about AA, mistaking it for a religious program. During this phase of the treatment process we offer several group workshops that focus on spirituality and its role in AA. We educate our guests on the Disease Model of Addiction, and help them work past any prejudgments they might have regarding the program and its efficacy.