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The 12 Step Program: Step 8

The 12 Step Program: Step 8

Up until this point, most of the steps, in the 12-Step Recovery Program, have focused solely on broadening your viewpoint, coming to terms with your shortcomings, and acknowledging that you’ve lost control of your substance use disorder. You spend time discussing your shortcomings in-depth and ask those you trust to help you rid them from […]

Support & Hope When He Needed It Most

Support & Hope When He Needed It Most

The road to long-term sobriety is nothing short of bumpy. Understanding that the ride won’t be smooth, but will be worth it, is essential to putting one foot in front of the other while choosing your own recovery every day. We understand you may feel broken, confused, exhausted and desperate when you walk through our […]

The 12 Step Program: Step 6

The 12 Step Program: Step 6

You’ve officially reached Step 6 and are now halfway through the 12-step recovery program. How exciting! Thus far, this journey has been filled with enlightenment and progress which should be celebrated and embraced while acknowledging that the road to sobriety and long-term recovery is one that takes time and consistent effort. Step 6 is all […]

The 12 Step Program: Step 4

The 12 Step Program: Step 4

  During Step 3, of the 12 Step Recovery Program, you evaluated your willpower and created a plan, along with others, to gain it back entirely. So far, on your road to recovery, you’ve admitted that you had an addiction to drugs or alcohol that was out of your control, but also acknowledged, through admittance, […]

The 12 Step Program: Step 3

The 12 Step Program: Step 3

  After admitting we are suffering from an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol and turning over our control, to gain our sanity back, to those that care for us and support our recovery journey we must keep pushing forward. Enter Step 3 where we actively, “make a decision to turn our will and our lives […]

The 12 Step Program: Step 2

The 12 Step Program: Step 2

  Each step of the 12-Step Recovery Program is made to move your recovery journey forward. During Step 2, “we came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” What a powerful and impactful milestone, right? This step is about moving past the admittance of our addiction and finding a […]

The 12 Step Program: Step One

The 12 Step Program: Step One

You’ve taken the first step in changing the rest of your life when you decide to begin the 12-step recovery program. Step one, which may seem like the hardest, is the most important foundation to begin your recovery journey with Baystate Recovery Center. Step one states that, “we admitted we were powerless over our addiction […]