Hydrocodone 12-Step Program

Hydrocodone 12-Step Program

Hydrocodone is one of the most common recreational prescription drugs in America. It is particularly prevalent among teenagers and young adults because of both its availability and its opiate-related side effects such as euphoria and sedation. Hydrocodone abuse is a serious problem that often leads to both physical and psychological addiction. Recovering from an addiction to hydrocodone is a difficult journey that will require the help and support of other people. A 12-step program such as Narcotics Anonymous can be a great source of encouragement.

What is a 12-step Program?

Support is crucial in the recovery process of hydrocodone addiction, whether it comes from family, friends, or professionals. It can be especially helpful to have the support of others who truly understand, such as at a 12-step support group like Narcotics Anonymous or Addicts Anonymous. Here members can share with each other both the challenges and triumphs of living drug-free lives after addiction.

In a 12-step group there will likely be people of various lengths of clean time, with those who have been drug-free longer offering encouragement and insight to those who have more recently begun the recovery process. One can also find a sponsor within the group who has been able to make a successful recovery and who can share his or her experience and guide a newer member through the 12 steps.

The 12 steps themselves are the foundation of programs such as Narcotics Anonymous. They guide addicts to an understanding of the need to rely on a higher power to gain freedom from addiction, though the are not specific to any particular religion. Typically at least a portion of 12-step meetings will focus these principles. The 12 steps are as follows:

  1. Admitting powerlessness over addiction, that life had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a power greater than humans can restore people to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

10.  Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

11.  Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

12.  Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

What Does a 12-step Meeting Look Like?

12-step meetings can take place in a variety of places and formats, however they will usually involve a sharing time, where anyone attending can share individually while the rest of the group listens. Other formats might include a single speaker, breakout sessions catering to a particular demographic, or celebrations of “cleaniversaries,” anniversaries of the amount of a time a person has remained drug-free.

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