Nearly 95% of all treatment programs in the US are 12 Step drug and alcohol rehabs; yet their success rate is only 5-10%. Why is that? And why is this acceptable? With such low success rates, it is obvious that treatment needs to be different. We need a recovery approach that treats the whole person, as an individual – and is proven to end addiction.
Non 12 Step rehab is exactly that.
The word “Rehabilitate” means to restore to good condition and health; derived from the Latin “rehabilitare” meaning to make fit again. Traditional 12-step programs do not work because they do not actually believe in true rehabilitation. Instead, that one can only try to manage an addiction. Whereas Non 12 Step programs rests firmly on the fact that you can overcome any addiction.
First and foremost, know that this idea of an incurable disease is a lie. Non 12 step rehab centers have proven this for years. While there are a number of other reasons that Twelve Step treatment can be problematic, it is this idea of incurable disease at the core of it all, that is most destructive. It tells a person that they cannot get better and as a result – they do not.
While 12 step programs tell you that addiction is something that you can only hope to manage, Non 12 step programs help you take control of your life. That is the basis of these alternative programs – to empower the individual and get them to understand how they themselves can make a difference.
When looking at non-12 step treatment, the primary difference is that the treatment does not expect you to adapt to it, but rather than it adapt to you. The program moves at your pace, rather than expect you to move along with the program.