While evidence-based treatment is at the core of what we do at The Last Resort, our team also embraces the tried-and-true methods of the 12 Step’s original program. While 12-step programs continue to be used at treatment facilities across the country, the watered-down approach practiced by many leaves the traditional program ineffective for many in recovery. The Last Resort is working hard to renew the original pioneer 12-step model of recovery.
Transformation of “Self”
Transformation of the “self” has always been the cornerstone to achieving successful and long-lasting recovery after addiction. Recovery is about change – a change that goes to the very deepest parts of the “self.” At The Last Resort, we model and teach the tools for transformational change as they were first outlined in the original 12-step program. Beyond simple teaching, we offer men the opportunity to live out those changes in their daily lives. This principle goes to the very core of who we are and why we exist – “to practice these principles in all our affairs.”
Immersion into the 12 Steps
At The Last Resort, men don’t simply come to learn the 12 steps; they come to live them. Clients are expected to complete their initial 12-step journey within the first eight weeks of their stay. At that point, they are given the opportunity to experience “helping the new man,” mentoring new clients through the step work and supporting them on their road to recovery.
A Deeper Understanding
Our program utilizes elements collected from around the country to help men see the transformative power of the original 12-step program for themselves. Members of our trained staff guide our clients through the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and through their step work. Clients have daily quiet time, attend accountability meetings, travel to “solution-based” 12-step meetings and complete numerous step study assignments.
Men Changing Men
While gender-specific support groups have long been considered a hallmark of a successful recovery program, few of those programs capitalize on the powerful benefits of men changing men. Our program at The Last Resort fosters a real experience of spiritual brotherhood among our clients. Our daily focus is on recovery that supplies a man meaning and purpose in his life, rather than simply offering another round of traditional treatment that keeps him focused in his pathology.
We take this spiritual journey seriously at The Last Resort. We help men approach recovery as more than a negative way of simply learning to say no to drugs and alcohol. We give them a spiritual reason to say yes to the very fulfillment of their wishes and dreams. We help them become the men they were always meant to be. To learn more about our experience with the 12-step program, contact The Last Resort at 512-750-6750.