A healthy recovery from alcohol or drug addiction begins with the acceptance that there is a problem.
One could argue that this supports AA’s first step, which reads, “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.” On the contrary, many people in recovery regularly attend 12-step meetings and admit that they don’t necessarily buy into the powerless concept, nor many of the other steps. For some, AA or NA meetings serve as reminders of how desperate some lives become after the effects of alcohol or drug addiction. When we say Bayshore Retreat offers a non 12-step program it’s because we put our efforts into strengthening our clients through quality counseling. We will never tell you that 12-step is bad or not worth the effort because for some it’s the only support they have outside the rehab environment. However, our goal is to empower our clients with knowledge about the addiction process and help them celebrate life without the use of drugs or alcohol. Bayshore Retreat was founded on the principle of helping others discover that going to a drug treatment center for help doesn’t have feel like a punishment. Coming to Bayshore Retreat is more of a gift for making the decision to change one’s life and gain control before it’s too late. Of course it also helps the recovery process to stroll along the beach and feel the Gulf breeze in beautiful Destin, FL.