12 Step Introduction

In our 12 step introduction classes, we teach the fundamental principles of the 12 step philosophy that lead to the creation of tens of thousands of AA and NA support groups all over the world. Essentially, the 12-step doctrine believes that emphasis should be placed on personal accountability. Acceptance of powerlessness in order to stop unhealthy addictive behaviors, along with the need to build a strong sober community for support are also important 12 step concepts.

Evidence Based Treatment

New Dawn is not a “12 step program”, because there is no evidence supporting the 12 steps as a successful treatment modality.  We base our treatment approach on the research based outcomes showing that cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention and intensive individual counseling are the most effective in helping individuals overcome their addictions. Research also shows that a person’s chance at maintaining long term sobriety is best achieved when a treatment curriculum aims to improve the mind, body and spirit. For this reason, we offer a variety of experiential activities in our residential program, including daily gym excursions, equine assisted therapy, acupuncture, tai-chi, mindfulness, and yoga.  

12 Step & Other Support Groups

Because millions of individuals have had success staying sober after treatment with the help 12 step support groups, we do provide all of our clients with 12 step introduction. This class provides overview of the 12 step philosophy. The goal is to provide a greater understanding about how these support principles can potentially foster continued recovery after treatment ends.

Outside Meetings

We also provide our clients with the opportunity to attend and participate in several outside 12-step meetings each week, where they learn the importance of approaching their recovery from a ‘one day at a time’ perspective. These meetings, commonly referred to as AA or NA, are not mandatory. We offer many other options for our those who wish to pursue alternative avenues for sober support. Alternative support groups that are also introduced at New Dawn include SMART Recovery and LifeRing.

New Dawn is a local Detox and drug and alcohol treatment provider, with program locations servicing areas in Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Orangevale, Rancho Cordova and Placer County, California. To find out more about how we can help, Contact Us today or fill out the contact form in the right margin.