Cocaine 12-step Program

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant. This illegal narcotic leads to tolerance, and users must use greater and more frequent amounts of the drug to repeat the initial “high.” Any use leads to social and health related problems, and the need for greater amounts of the drug can cause users to accidentally overdose.

Exploring Progress in a 12-step Program

At each step of the 12-step program, recovering users have an opportunity to closely evaluate where you have been, where you are now, and where you are going. The following questions come from and can help users explore their addiction and work towards recovery:

  1. Have you seriously damaged your relationships with other people because of your addictive behaviors? If so, list the relationships and how you damaged them.
  2. What events, situations, or people have helped you to understand what a “Higher Power” or God is all about? What have been your previous experiences with religion? How do think that this does or does not relate to your experience with God as you understand God.
  3. What are your greatest fears about giving up control over your life to God as you understand God? How do you feel in general about turning your life over to God?
  4. Have you had any broken relationships? If so, describe them and how they hurt others or yourself. Describe any grudges, anger or resentment that you have over these relationships.
  5. After working through the fourth step questions, what do you realize about your limitations and capabilities? Describe any person who has helped you to see yourself more clearly and objectively in your process of recovery and of life.
  6. What are some unhealthy eating habits that you could give up? What do you plan to do when the major defects of character begin to become evident? List each defect individually along with the proposed preventative behavior and how you will allow God to help you in your battle against these defects.
  7. What kind of situations, stressors or pressures cause you to regress back into your defects of character? What can you do to lessen the likelihood of that stress occurring? Where do you feel most supported and helped in your strivings for recovery?
  8. How have you hurt yourself by practicing your addiction? What important relationships did you destroy or damage because of your addictive behaviors?
  9. What amends do you think that you have already made? These can include apologies already made, helpful tasks for those that you have hurt, changed attitudes and so forth. After you have had your first encounter with making amends, record what happened here. How did you feel about it? How did the other person respond? What have you learned from this? What would you do differently next time?
  10. What is your plan to allow time for reflection each day? What kind of behaviors and attitudes do you need to be most vigilant against to keep from your addictive behaviors?
  11. Can you recall anytime that your life was heading in the wrong direction? If so, what brought you back? Has anything you ever read convinced you to change in some fundamental or deep way?
  12. What kind of approach would you like to have had when you first started the program? How can you implement that type of approach in your life to others now? What you say if someone asked how the 12-step program has worked for you?

Need Help Finding Cocaine 12-step Programs?

Finding the right 12-step program for cocaine addiction can be an overwhelming experience. We have counselors available 24 hours a day to help you with this process and find the treatment options that are right for you. Call our toll-free number to get started on your path to recovery.

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