12 Steps
Therapy Modalities

a practice of mindfulness characterized by silence, breathing, and the endeavor to find peace in the moment.

What is Meditation?


This is the serenity prayer.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the differe. 

A mood disorder characterized by feelings of physical discomfort, irritability, and deep concern regarding things to come in the future, or the present moment.

What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?


A neurological event occurs when a person in recovery loses this desire that drove them to use drugs and alcohol in the past.

What is the "The Phenomena of Craving"?


a therapy style characterized by the patient talking about whatever comes to their mind, and being asked to reflect upon their thoughts and memories. Patient is encouraged to elaborate at length and come to their own conclusions. 

What is Psychodynamic Therapy?

A coping skill used to recall ourselves to the present moment, identifying physical sensations, the things we can see and hear, and an inventory of our physical surroundings? 
What is grounding?

The step where we “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.”

What is the 10th step?


a mood disorder characterized by a lack of motivation and will to move forward, synonymous with low self-esteem, energy, and a lingering focus on the troubling events of the past. 

What is Major Depressive Disorder?


This federally regulated medication can help an opiate addicted individual start recovering from their addiction and structuring his or her life again.

What is Suboxone?


A style of therapy characterized by identifying unhelpful and destructive patterns of thought and behavior, leading to inappropriate and destructive actions. 

What is CBT?

An exercise where the patient constructs a view of themselves succeeding and overcoming obstacles. 

What is visualization?

The decision by a member of a 12-step group to cease attending meetings, losing contact with sponsor and sponsees, and eventually relapsing back into old behaviors. 

What is "Going-out"?


a mental health disorder that impacts the way you think and feel about yourself and others, often characterized by a difficulty regulating emotions, inconsistent interests, and fear of abandonment.

What is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?


A fellowship for the family and friends of those addicted to drugs and alcohol, offering insight and help for those who we have affected in our addictions. 

What is AL-Anon?


A therapy style characterized by a clinician auditing a patients thoughts and beliefs, and bringing into question the validity of their stances on a range of topics. 

What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy? DBT


The physical audit of one's body, drawing attention to different muscle groups and bodily regions to identify and release tension

What is a body scan?


Bill W's sponsor and good friend, one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous

Edwin "Ebby" Thacher. 


 mental disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. This may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior that impairs daily functioning, and can be disabling

What is Schizophrenia?


a non-religious group modality of recovery focused on the discussion of our cravings, daily struggles, and the power gained by a person in recovery. 

What is SMART Recovery? 

This therapy style focuses on the philosophical nature of existence, where clinician calls into question the thinking of the patient to identify how their personal philosophies are affecting their actions. 

What is Humanistic Therapy?

A Buddhist ideal to be sought focused on understanding the way that problems, ideas, and people appear to us, and the way that they truly are. 

What is enlightenment?


The idea that we as addicts are not fit to handle our addictions on our own, that we alone are ineffective in solving our problem. 

What is powerlessness? 


is a rare clinical condition in which patients who have had previous exposure to a hallucinogenic substance continue to experience perceptual distortions months to years after complete cessation of the initial substance use

What is Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD) ?


A treatment facility that handles both mental health and substance use disorders would be characterized as this

What is a "Dual-Diagnosis" facility?


A therapy style characterized by the clinician bringing to a patients attention their physical reactions and subliminal responses to questions or suggestions. 

What is Gestaltian? 

Click to zoom