BASIC TRAININGAt Recovery Boot Camp Addiction Treatment Center For Men, we believe that the 12 Steps are a vital component to an addicts quest for addiction recovery & permanent sobriety. As a result, we are proud to offer Basic Training, a unique and educational method that breaks down the Alcoholics Anonymous' Twelve Step program into carefully sequenced group sessions. The goal is to provide each client in our care for alcohol and drug treatment a distinct understanding of the events that should be occurring on his 12 Step journey. We help clients identify their problem, define the solution, and gather insight necessary to realize their goal of getting sober and staying sober, long term. Every client seeking alcohol and drug addiction help who comes through the doors of Recovery Boot Camp Addiction Treatment Center For Men receives a working knowledge of A.A.'s Big Book and leaves properly armed with the facts about himself.
OVERVIEWOver the course of one Basic Training cycle, our facilitators guide the alcoholic and addict through each of the 12 Steps, working chronologically from the Big Book, as well as from The Steps We Took*. We teach our clients both the cognitive program of action presented by Alcoholics Anonymous and the origins of its founding. The course details how and why it is necessary to complete each of the 12 Steps. Then it provides the tools to accomplish all of the given tasks within a particular Step.
Basic Training doesn’t replace the sponsor-sponsee relationship; it enhances that relationship. Its purpose is to reinforce the principles of the 12 Step program. Regardless of whether someone enters our addiction treatment center for men with an opiate addiction, alcohol addiction, or any other substance abuse issue, we find that the program of action contained in the 12 Steps and our Basic Training curriculum works for all who seek treatment with us. The bottom line is: our clients are getting sober! Basic Training gives our clients a forum to ask questions about their Step Work, as well a chance to seek recovery advice from their peers, facilitators and counselors. This, in turn, enriches and concretizes their own 12 Step experience.
*The Steps We Took: Joe McQ's unofficial companion to A.A.'s Big Book is perfect for those who find the original 1930s text a little hard to understand. This book is a valuable tool for any alcoholic or addict to have in their recovery toolbox as they take their first steps towards getting sober.
David Zaiff: Lead Basic Training Instructor