The 12 Steps Of Recovery


12 -steps of recovery are designed to help clients get a thorough understanding of their addiction and to restore hope and direction in recovery.

Recovery is achieved by initially reaching out and receiving help; each person in the group will support one another and work towards recovery from their addiction or behaviour. This can be done by regular meetings in which each person will share their experiences with each other. Following the model assists an individual by helping them build up the following mental and emotional transformation:

12-Step Programme provides a framework for long term recovery. Most recent research on addiction has identified key elements that are conducive to successful long term recovery:


Born through Alcoholics Anonymous, it was founded in 1939. Since that time, the 12-Step model has been adopted by people in recovery for all types of drug and behavioural addictions. A common misconception of the approach is that is it religious – it is not.  There are Atheists, Agnostics, Buddhists and people of all faiths who have achieved long and contented recovery via the 12- Steps. The approach is beneficial for many reasons and is as relevant today as when it was first conceived.


Here at Lovelong House,  we take a modern approach to 12- Step Recovery. We recognise that each client’s recovery journey is unique and multi-faceted. The therapy team will help each client by guiding them through the first part of the 12-Step programme, but only when they are ready to do so.  In keeping with the Lovelong House ethos of offering a tailored treatment programme, a different approach utilising the steps will be formulated for each client’s needs accordingly.

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