12-Step Programs

ACHIEVE is committed to providing daily 12-step oriented materials, programming, workshops, inside and outside meetings, step studies, and more, as evidenced by the fact that 23 percent or 11 hours of Achieve’s 47 hours of weekly clinical programming are devoted to The 12-Step Program.

  • All clients are provided a 12-Step “Big Book” and journal for assignments upon admission and are expected to read and study the Big Book.
  • All clients are assigned a pre-qualified 12-Step sponsor within their first week at ACHIEVE and must meet with their assigned sponsor at least once per week.
  • All clients entering ACHIEVE’s Level 1 program (PHP) are required to read the Big Book Chapters 1-3 and complete Steps 1-3 prior to moving onto the level 2 (IOP) program.
  • All clients entering ACHIEVE’s Level 2 program (IOP) are required to read the Big Book Chapters 4-6 and complete Steps 4-6 in order for successful discharge from ACHIEVE.
  • For those clients seeking to improve their conscious contact with their higher power, we provide a unique workshop on Chapter 4 of the Big Book titled, “We Agnostics.”

A Typical Day

A typical day at ACHIEVE begins with a 9:00 am prayer and meditation group followed by part of each day consisting of some form of 12-step programming including meeting attendance, sponsor work, step and literature study.

At the conclusion of ACHIEVE’s program, a client will have completed the first 6 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous / Narcotic Anonymous and will have built his own journal of recovery literature as a byproduct of assigned readings and study involving the texts of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text, and the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. In addition, ACHIEVE emphasizes the spiritual principles associated with each step.

The day then concludes with a 12-Step meeting where upon returning to the residence, as suggested on page 86 of Alcoholics Anonymous, that says “When we retire at night we constructively review our day…”

Clients of ACHIEVE develop a working knowledge of the principles of recovery found in the text of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Staff and volunteers mentor our clients by sharing their wisdom, experience, strength, and hope and are committed to help those who are motivated for change.