What is Twelve Step Facilitation?
Recovery is a lifelong journey, and Gateway Foundation assists all patients during their treatment stay to pack a tool kit and draw a map to keep recovery on track. Twelve Step Facilitation (TSF) is an evidence-based curriculum demonstrated through much research, including the eight-year multi-site Project MATCH post-treatment outcome study, to be effective in significantly reducing subsequent use. The goal of 12 Step Facilitation is simple: Facilitate active involvement in a 12-step fellowship (TSF Manual), exampled by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and others.
As part of the treatment program offered at Gateway Foundation, all patients are encouraged to attend twelve-step meetings, onsite and in the community, as a component of the service model. Twelve-Step Facilitation is an internationally utilized clinical curriculum delivered by a counselor which provides education regarding how patients can incorporate 12-step groups into their personal recovery plan, coaching on engagement, as well as exploration of ambivalence and past experience.