Cocaine Rehab

12-Step Recovery for Cocaine Rehab

Drug addiction is such a lonely disease!

As they become more dependent on their drug of choice, people isolate themselves, cutting themselves off from family, friends and activities they used to enjoy. Even when they want to come out of that world, they think they can or must do it alone.

Not true!

The last thing a person needs at the very beginning of recovery is to be alone.

The addict will say,

“I’ll cut back,” or

“I just have to have the will power to stop doing drugs.”

One addict told me that the only way for him to get clean was for him to do all of the work, there was no other way.

What he was not considering is that as human beings, we are not wired that way. We are wired for relationship. We are not meant for isolation.

Moreover, what if I told you that you can’t do it all on your own strength, that you need something from somebody else? The Cocaine Rehab 12-Step process for recovery was first created in the 1930’s, by Alcoholics Anonymous, but over the last 70 plus years, over 250 self-help groups have adopted these steps.

Why? Because they work!

In my group discussions at a residential drug rehab center, we discuss how people are body, mind and spirit. Granted, our spirits can be strong and our determination staunch, but the greater power is outside of us. That is the power that only God can provide.

Please consider using the addiction 12-step program

There are an abundance of web sites and books written about the addiction programs, and we’ll share a few of them with you to give you a broader base of understanding and point you to a few excellence resources. The 12-Step program is steeped in tradition and firmly supported by spiritual truth, give us all a model of humanity that points us to a better life, a stronger relationship with our neighbors, and an eternal loving relationship with the one who made us.

As you look through the Cocaine Rehab 12-Step program, think of them as a process. Like a path you walk on to go from A to Z, only you must take all of the steps and go through each in order, otherwise the path does not lead to your final destination. You go at your own pace and move forward as you see fit. Along the way, remember that these steps were written by people just like you, who needed help and had the courage to accept the help. Regardless of your addiction, 12-Step offers improvement for the human condition.Enjoy your reading. Maybe you like Rev. Buchman and Bill Wilson will go through a spiritual experience of your own. If you do, please share it with us.

The 12-Step Program

Please review each step and try to either begin following them yourself or enroll in a local program. Let’s take a look at the steps. You will see quickly that the process includes others and that we are not meant to go through this alone.

These 12-Steps were written for alcoholics. When you see alcohol, insert your drug of choice.

Step One:

We admitted that we were powerless over alcohol--that our lives had become unmanageable.

Step Two:

Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Step Three:

Make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understand Him.

Step Four:

Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Step Five:

Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Step Six:

Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Step Seven:

Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

Step Eight:

Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

Step Nine:

Made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Step Ten:

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

Step Eleven:

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.

Step Twelve:

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 our affairs.

Here are some questions we've received about Cocaine abuse and addiction recovery:

Concerned about my husband?

by Terrie

I'm concerned about my husband.

A LITTLE HISTORY: He has in the past used cocaine, I found out by applying for a life ins policy & then him being denied.

That was 2 + yrs ago. His behavior is mostly normal now (not then) with the exception of forgetfulness. He is also taking a lot of money our of the ATM.

MY QUESTION/CONCERN: I found a vile with liquid in it, clear. However the cap of the vile, on the inside is yellowish. Also it smells like Clorox. Could this be Clorox mixed w/an illegal drug or is there something out there that smells like Clorox?

Don't tell me to ask him about the money or the vile....I get no answers.

Something is Fishy
by: Ned Wicker

Dear Terrie,

Large amounts of household chemicals, like bleach, would be a possible sign for methamphetamine manufacturing. Sometimes bleach added to a urine test can alter the results. Needles and syringes can be disinfected with bleach.

In any case, it doesn't sound like your husband is being honest with you. Maybe you can have the vial tested.

The ATM thing bothers me, because that's your money too. You go ahead an ask your questions. Something smells fishy here and you need some answers.

Consider taking the vial to your doctor, local ER or to a drug treatment center and they should be able to tell you what it is.

My boyfriend might be using again?

by Sad girlfriend
(Puerto Rico)

My boyfriend might be using again?

by Sad girlfriend
(Puerto Rico)

Ok, my boyfriend in the past used cocaine, cigarettes and alcohol. He was clean for one year but recently he had some beers i was angry and he said it won't happen again.

Two weeks later for Christmas he had a couple of beers when we got home i gave him a kiss and noticed that my mouth felt numb i remember what he had told how cocaine makes your mouth feel numb and i searched his pockets the same time that's when i saw a small bag of white powder.

Now, mind you, I have never seen this drug or done it before but i watch TV. I asked him and he told me it was cocaine. I cried for about an hour because I don't know what to do. He said he would not do it again.

Now here we are today he steps out the house and when he comes back he smells of a smoke factory at first he was like I didn't smoke but then confessed to having a cigarette... I don't know what to do?

He has never had help only, the church. When he goes he's great but when he misses a week that's it... From very sad girlfriend.

and Finally Remember:

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8

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