The Ranch at Dove Tree’s Integrated 12 Step Recovery Approach

The Ranch at Dove Tree uses 12 Step Recovery as the foundational approach in our Collegiate Program and our Traditional Substance Use Program. We also utilize cognitive behavioral therapies and experiential therapies to help meet the individual needs of our clients.

Some programs use a pure 12 step process, and other drug treatment centers emphasize a variety of behavioral treatments. At Dove Tree, we have created an extremely innovative care model using a 12 step framework. We enhance this with behavioral and experiential therapies and our unique Recovery Resiliency focus. Our 12 step residential treatment program is also a highly regarded dual diagnosis treatment center. Our innovative programs integrate dual diagnosis care into each care plan, ensuring simultaneous treatment of both the substance use and any associated mental and behavioral health issues.

Understanding the 12 Step Recovery Process

The original 12 step recovery support system was developed in the 1920s as a way to help those with alcohol problems live a sober life. These steps were not only guidelines, but also meant to be used by giving, and receiving support through meetings and interactions with other alcoholics. While not a religious program, the 12 step recovery process does encourage a belief in a higher power, however personally that may be interpreted by the person “working” the 12 steps. Because of the positive outcomes seen using the 12 steps for alcohol problems, it became effectively used in treating other chemical dependencies and a variety or process addictions, such as gambling.

Our 12 step addiction therapy process for both drugs and alcohol helps clients:

  • Accept that they have lost their ability to control their substance use
  • Understand that abstinence is essential, and a fulfilling life can be developed without the crutch of drug and alcohol use
  • Foster belief in a higher faith and belief in oneself as essential to sustain recovery
  • Use concrete steps and specific skills necessary to create recovery resiliency
  • Support groups are a vital part of maintaining recovery long term

12 step Recovery as Part of an Effective Relapse Prevention Strategy

The Ranch at Dove Tree takes a personalized and very balanced approach to alcohol and drug addiction treatment. Achieving recovery resiliency is at the core of each client’s treatment plan. Dove Tree provides holistic addiction treatment in that we care for the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of our clients. By helping create a life of balance in each of these areas, we help create a powerful, internalized recovery resiliency.

Education and shared support resources are as important as the 12 step recovery framework and behavioral/experiential therapies that we use. Our exceptional staff have the experience, understanding and compassion to help each client reach their wellness potential. Family support is also included as part of the treatment care plan in all programs and services at Dove Tree.

We encourage you to contact us if you have questions about our 12 step recovery process. For your convenience, and immediate help, we are available 24/7 at 800.218.6727.