Prior to the 1930’s there was very little being offered in the way of treating alcoholism. In the late 1930’s – 40’s two men who had struggled with addiction created what is now known as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). This created a grass roots fellowship that would promote the 12 Steps of their treatment philosophy and program.
Unfortunately, the history of the 12 step movement tracked their success rates at only around 5%. Yet, because it offered a structured philosophy that could be followed and passed along in simple text or by word of mouth, any ‘addiction technology’ in the absence of no previous solution was widely adopted, as ‘something is better than nothing.’
The concept of addiction as a disease has spiraled so deeply out of control that it is now common protocol to prescribe highly addictive replacement medications to get someone off of the drugs or alcohol that they were seeking rehabilitation from. This only results in trading one addiction for another.
This is not only unnecessary, it’s emotionally and physically hurtful for the many who could actually find freedom from their addictions if they knew that other successful alternatives to the twelve step disease method of treatment exists.
Non12Step-Rehabs.org was created and staffed by those who want to use the power of the internet to help educate individuals suffering from substance abuse that there are other, much better, solutions to fully and finitely ending their addictions.