Triple Divide Lodge Brings the Power of the 12-Steps to Adolescents
In the foreword of the Book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Bill Wilson (one of A.A.’s cofounders) writes, “Many people, nonalcoholics, report that as a result of the practice of A.A.’s Twelve Steps, they have been able to meet other difficulties of life. They think that the Twelve Steps can mean more than sobriety for problem drinkers. They see in them a way to happy and effective living for many, alcoholic or not.” How foretelling this statement written in 1952 was.
A quick internet search reveals that, since their publication in the book Alcoholics Anonymous in 1939, the Twelve Steps have been adapted and are being utilized in over 100 different ways. Did A.A.’s founders envision over 100 varieties of 12 Step groups? Did they imagine such mainstream utilization? One can only wonder.
Triple Divide Lodge brings the principles to their clients and has developed a method of transmitting the message of the Steps to young people in a way that resonates with them. The young men are exposed to a variety of individuals who are practicing the 12 Steps and in so doing are able to see the validity of what Triple Divide Lodge encourages with the program. By witnessing and participating in outside meetings both locally and on campus, the young men get exposed to the successes of others that give hope. Triple Divide Lodge does this by bringing their clients to meetings in the local community and working closely with groups to bring meetings to them on campus.
To learn more about Triple Divide Lodge and its unique programming style, please visit https://tripledividelodge.com or call (406) 296-5776.
Triple Divide Lodge is a 90-day combination residential and wilderness therapy treatment program for adolescent males ages 14-19. Young men enrolled in the program have a history of substance abuse disorder and possible co-occurring disorders. Our model assists clients to overcome their substance use issues by getting outside of their comfort zones and experiencing the growth the wilderness inspires.