Helping clients incorporate the 12-step principles into their everyday lives.

12-Step Intensive Program

Makana Path isn’t like traditional treatment centers. Although our program is primarily clinically-driven, clients have the opportunity to participate in 12-Step education as a part of our 12-Step Intensive program.

As a part of the BRC Recovery Family of Program’s, Makana Path is a proponent of the program, but we recognize that it does not resonate with everyone. To make the 12-Step Intensive a more individualized program, we incorporate a few key features:

  • Practical educational sessions teach clients how to incorporate the 12-Step principles into their daily lives.
  • The 12-Step Intensive is designed to build upon progress made in clinical therapy sessions.
  • We apply 12-Step teachings in ways all clients can relate to and derive meaning from, regardless of spiritual beliefs and background.


While participating in the Intensive Healing Program at Makana Path, clients spend time getting acclimated with the 12-Step program. Working through the Steps at a gradual pace helps establish a strong foundation for ensuing phases of treatment, which often includes more immersive 12-Step programming.

Many members of our staff have personally worked through the 12-Step program, so we offer a unique, first-hand perspective other treatment centers can’t. This Intensive is essentially a crash course in 12-Step education, designed to complement the other therapies we offer. We know that when the 12-Step program is a part of a holistic approach that includes more structured, traditional treatment, it leads to better recovery outcomes.

Recover With Us


Makana Path and our 12-Step Intensive Program are ideal for anyone struggling with substance use disorder who is seeking a more meaningful and deeper spiritual connection with something greater than themselves. For more information, speak directly with an Admissions Counselor by calling 1-866-922-0776


  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol–that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
  11. 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.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Familiarity with the 12-Steps isn’t enough to effect real change in recovery. At Makana Path, our goal is to eliminate the confusion out of the 12-Step program, helping clients gain clarity and identify the actionable steps they can take to apply these principles to their everyday lives.