Although the most widely used recovery guide is the 12 step program, we recognize that not all people respond well to this format for various reasons. Some people don’t like to think of themselves as being powerless, while others don’t want the God or religious component.
There are also people who still want recovery support after treatment, but don’t believe they should have to attend 12 step meetings, let alone 90 of them in 3 months.
It’s not to say that any of this is bad. It’s just about preferences. It has been demonstrated that endeavors of learning new things (such as living without drug or alcohol addiction) are going to have a greater impact when the participants are more interested in the methods as well as the outcomes. Simply wanting to be sober is rarely enough, and if the person has disagreements with some of the material or steps used, he or she probably wont’ get there.
This is why there are treatment centers that provide different kinds of approaches to recovery. These approaches can go in multiple different directions. Some of them use the latest in addiction science research and techniques, from medication-assisted therapy to cognitive behavioral therapy. Others use forms of motivational interviewing, meditation, Yoga, equine therapy, art therapy, outdoor therapy, nutritional therapy or even are wholly based on a particular religious doctrine. What is key is that you don’t automatically assume that just because it says “non 12 step” that it is one way or another.
Take the time to find out more about their specific program, including how they address addiction and what their underlying theories are, what form of therapies they use, what the credentials are for people providing treatment and what type of aftercare program they have.
If you’re looking for a non 12 step rehab for drug addiction or alcoholism treatment, contact us today and we’ll help you find some of the best options available and provide consultations at no cost to you.