As part of addiction treatment, some addiction treatment centers make an effort to introduce patients to the 12 Steps of Recovery. The 12 Steps of Recovery serve as the core concepts for most of the 12 Step programs former addicts use to help with recovery. For people with an addiction to drugs, the applicable 12 Step program is Narcotics Anonymous (NA). The following information will describe this program and how it aims to help people in addiction recovery.\r\nWhat is Narcotics Anonymous?\r\nIf Alcoholics Anonymous is the father and founding organization of the 12 Step concept, then Narcotics Anonymous is the first child. The non-profit organization came into being in 1953 to serve people who have an addiction to any drug. At this time, it is clearly the second largest 12 Step organization in the world. As the literature clearly states, there is only one requirement for membership in this group. That's a desire to stop using drugs, period.\r\n\r\nAs a fellowship, the group serves as a support mechanism for recovering addicts and those who are looking for answers. Sometimes, counselors will introduce NA during treatment to show patients the value of support groups on the outside. What is Narcotics Anonymous? For people suffering from drug addiction, it's salvation.\r\nNarcotics Anonymous and the 12 Steps of Recovery\r\nThe general belief within Narcotics Anonymous is the 12 Steps form a staircase to a lasting recovery. As a member, each individual offers what they can in support of others. At some point in time, they will each want to "work" the 12 Steps with a sponsor. The 12-step approach offers each member three things:\r\n\r\n \tThe opportunity to admit they are helpless over the disease of drug addiction\r\n \tThe opportunity to take responsibility for the wrongs they committed while in the cycle of addiction and to show a willingness to right any mistakes when possible\r\n \tThe chance to turn their life over to a higher power and offer help to other struggling addicts\r\n\r\nStarting Recovery at Beaches Recovery\r\nThe objective at Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida is to help patients get clean. Beyond that, we help prepare them for a life of sobriety. To that end, we offer a full menu of addiction treatment programs that include the following:\r\n\r\n \tDetox at our Tides Edge detox center\r\n \tResidential drug rehab\r\n \tExtended care of over 90 days\r\n \tOutpatient care\r\n \tDual diagnosis treatment for co-existing conditions\r\n \tFamily counseling services\r\n \t12 Step recovery center in Jacksonville FL\r\n\r\nIf you are reading this information, it might be an indication you are ready to seek treatment for your addiction. For more information about treatment and Narcotics Anonymous, you can contact an addiction specialist at Beaches Recovery by calling\u00a0<a href='tel:8666050532'>866.605.0532</a>. Today could be the first day of your life without drug abuse.