How to Integrate a 12-Step Program with Your After Emerald Recovery

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You’ve already taken the hardest and most important steps: you admitted your addiction, got help at Emerald Neuro-Recover Centers in Carmel, Indiana, and detoxed your body with all-natural nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) plus amino acid treatment.

For the first time in years, you feel healthy, happy, and stable. But there’s part of you that’s afraid those feelings will all go away once you go back to your “normal” life and routine.

Our team knows that kicking your addiction is just the first step toward the profound life change and well-being you desire. We also understand how important it is to surround yourself with other women and men who support your sobriety and your personal growth, so you can stay on track in the face of challenges.

Whether you’re religious or spiritual or not, finding a 12-step program or other support group is a great way to give yourself the structure and support you need for a successful journey.

Consistency is key

During your time at Emerald Neuro-Recover Centers, you learned how important it is to consistently nourish your body and brain with the nutrients they need to function optimally. After you detox with NAD plus amino acid therapy, you need to maintain healthy levels of these nutrients for the rest of your life.

In addition to eating a whole-foods diet, getting plenty of exercise, and avoiding toxins such as alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes, we give you oral supplements and recommend periodic booster IV nutrient treatments.

That level of consistency is something you should look for in a support group, too. Although data on the success rate of the original 12-step program, Alcoholics Anonymous, is mixed, women and men who attend the meetings regularly have twice the rates of abstinence as those who don’t, according to the NIH. The AA groups meet once a week, so that you’re always just a few days from support.

Beyond 12 steps

Though AA is the originator of the 12-step model for change, an increasing number of women and men may find its faith-based language off-putting. Former AA members created their own, secular branch that relies on the 12 steps they found to be effective, yet without the religious slant.

Whichever support program you choose, it should offer you consistent, reliable help with:

  • Maintaining motivation
  • Managing urges
  • Managing thoughts and emotions
  • Managing behavior
  • Living a healthy, balanced life

Some groups offer online chat groups and support in addition to regular meetings. You can also choose to join more than one recovery group as you take charge of your own journey toward sobriety and well-being.

We’re part of your community, too

After your detox at Emerald Neuro-Recover Centers, you’re still a part of our family. In addition to ongoing nutritional support, we have an on-site addiction counselor to help you through the rough spots.

To break the cycle of addiction, learn more about how balancing your body with IV NAD plus amino acid therapy, or to speak with a counselor, call us today. You can also book an appointment with our online form.