Addiction recovery shouldn’t be a “one-size-fits-all” approach. A method that works for one individual may not effectively treat another. While a 12-Step approach to treatment has helped many achieve and maintain sobriety, there’s more than one way to treat addiction. That’s why it’s important to seek treatment at a facility with a wide range of recovery solutions. Some clients come to Beaches Recovery seeking a non-12-Step approach to recovery.
12-Step Approach vs. Non-12-Step Approach
During addiction recovery, the 12-Step approach and the non-12-step approach can both have immense value. Both utilize support groups to promote a collaborative recovery atmosphere.
The 12-step approach is literally a step-by-step guide to recovery. While this method has proven traditionally successful, it requires people to strictly adhere to the steps.
Like the majority of our highly personalized plans at Beaches Recovery, our non-12-step approach provides more flexibility for clients. Therapists and counselors place a greater focus on the underlying issues behind addiction rather than the addiction itself. A non-12-step approach promotes greater self-accountability, which in turn enhances recovery.
When clients don’t improve or recover at the expected rate, then the plan is adjusted accordingly. The same goes for clients who do improve quickly. They won’t be forced to go through unnecessary steps. These programs revolve around the notion that addiction affects each individual differently, and that there is no one right, fool-proof approach to treatment.
How Our Various Therapies Play an Important Role in Our Non-12-Step Recovery Approach
During our non-12-step program, therapists use a variety of behavioral modification techniques, including:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: CBT establishes a link between thoughts and feelings, seeking to alter negative thought patterns and change behaviors.
- Mindfulness: Mindfulness training teaches patients to embrace the present moment, shifting focus away from past negative behaviors and future stressors.
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: EDMR trains patients to minimize traumatic past events and teaches them healthier coping mechanisms.
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: DBT allows patients to accept their weaknesses and maximize their strengths.
Non 12-Step Recovery Groups
Beaches Recovery partners with non-12-step, community-based support groups like Refuge Recovery, Celebrate Recovery and SMART Recovery to help clients build and maintain a sober support system to rely upon after treatment. Being able to share recovery and learn from others who have been in your shoes will make sobriety easier to manage long term.
At Beaches Recovery, our programs are carefully tailored to clients rather than employing a “one-size-fits-all policy”. Our programs include:
Beaches Recovery also offers a host of Recreational and Experiential Therapies such as boating, ropes courses, and equine therapy to provide a holistic, non-step approach to treating addictions.
To minimize your out-of-pocket treatment costs, we partner with top insurance companies to get you as much coverage as possible. Our admissions staff can help verify your insurance so that you know what to expect.
If you or a loved one need a non-12-step approach to overcome addiction, take action today. Call Beaches Recovery at 866-605-0532 and find out how our personalized programs can help you get your life back.