More and more treatment centers are basing their recovery programs on the right behavioral therapies, rather than the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Non 12-Step programs take a clinical approach which address all of a client’s issues, not just their drug and or alcohol abuse. Comprehensive, modern treatment programs teach each client how to live a healthier, happier, clean and sober lifestyle.
An all therapy-based approach includes a full assessment, more one-to-one therapy and an individualized treatment plan designed specifically to treat the unique issues of each patient.
Non 12 Step Approach
Non 12 Step rehabs treat the whole patient, not just their substance abuse or alcoholism. Their programs are designed to provide more 1 to 1 counseling, therapy and self-discovery.
Non 12 Step rehabs create a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan, designed for optimum long-term health and recovery. They generally have a much better clinical staff. They usually employ only the very best doctorate level therapists and clinicians. Their philosophy is to provide a therapeutic environment where real change can happen.
Treating Mood Disorders
They specialize in treating alcohol drug abuse with other psychiatric co-occurring issues:
- Prescription Misuse
- Alcohol Abuse
- Drug Abuse
Modern Holistic Treatment
Most offer multiple types of therapy to treat each person’s unique issues:
- Motivational Enhancement Therapy
- Transcranial Magnetic Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Neurofeedback Therapy
- Mindfulness Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Equine Therapy
- Music Therapy
- Art Therapy
Differences Between 12 Step and Non 12 Step Rehab Centers
Today, the best treatment centers offer a well-rounded, therapy-based program. The best programs offer each client a personalized treatment plan that targets the underlying issues behind their compulsive behavior. A non 12 step approach to addiction treatment uses therapeutic tools to increase the likelihood of successful recovery. Good inpatient programs target the disease of addiction and the root problems that create a tendency to turn to drug and alcohol in a pattern of self-destruction. Their staffs are specially trained, discreet, and professional in treating those struggling with addiction.
The majority of people with a drug or alcohol problem have a co-occurring, psychiatric condition that they “self-medicating”. The best rehab centers treat both the substance abuse disorder and any co-occurring mood disorders, such as depression, or bipolar. Finding the right co-occurring, dual diagnosis treatment center can be instrumental in whether a person is successful.
The best treatment programs provide knowledgeable evidenced-based therapy for individuals struggling with addiction and any underlying psychological disorders. The staff helps a client to gain a better control over their Depression, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety and alcohol and or drug abuse. Often, addiction treatment fails unless the relationship between the psychological issues and the alcohol and or drug abuse is addressed. The staff assists in placing the person in a non 12 step support group once they complete their treatment program.
To The Family
Drug and or alcohol abuse are family diseases. Good programs know the important role the family plays in the recovery process. Good programs strive to ensure family members are provided with information and advice to support their loved-ones during recovery.
Good programs treat each client individually, applying the right combination of therapies to insure successful recovery. By focusing on a client’s specific issues, the staff treats the patterns causing self-destructive, compulsive behaviors. Evidenced-based therapies are best.