Five Benefits of Using a Non-12-Step Based Program

by Pathlie Lee Business consultant

While the non12-step based program could be a good alternative for managing addiction disorders, you shouldn't wait till it's too late. Check for increased tolerance to alcohol, and mood swings, etc. to know when you should seek treatment.

There's nothing that can deny someone peace of mind like an addiction disorder. It does not only make you develop mental, and physical dependence towards a drug but also jeopardizes your relationship with loved ones and families. As if that's not enough, it also doesn't leave you spaces for coming off the hooks easily.

A sudden stop from using a substance would lead to you developing withdrawal side effects some of which are fatal. Probably this is the reason that led to medical practitioners, and psychological experts devising many treatment options to help curb this menace.

One of the popular options is the 12-step based program. Alcoholics Anonymous initially started this program as a means of offering support to individuals suffering from addiction disorders. Since its inception, the 12-step based program has had its fair share of flaws, and pros.

In this piece we've specifically delved on the benefits you can get from a non-12 step based rehab program. Let's dive in.


The non-12 steps emphasize an individual, and not the problem

As compared to the conventional 12-step program, this treatment option only focuses on the patient, and not the overall addiction problem. This presents the therapists with an opportunity of assessing the individual and come up with better treatment options that will address the issue. For instance, depending on your situation, the doctors could propose that you be enrolled into either inpatient or outpatient program.

It uses cognitive behavioral therapy

This requires a one-on-one interaction between the patient and the therapist. During the sessions, both parties cooperate so that the patient is made to understand which thoughts could have possibly lead to their actions. Here, you also get reasons behind some forms of self-destructive behaviors in you.

From here, the therapist can now focus on finding alternative ways of averting/controlling your cravings towards a substance.

You only participate in activities which directly addresses your addiction problem

It's apparent that the 12-step program involves putting you in groups. While this strategy is essential in helping you maintain focus in addiction treatment due to moral, and peer support, etc., it can backfire for most patients because of religious inclination, and also lack of interest to specific activities.

The patient would, therefore, choose not to participate in specific group therapies that could be vital in their road to recovery.

Motivation, responsibility, and balance

This program can help you find motivation while reflecting on the effects the drug has had on your life. From here, you can readily accept responsibility for seeking recovery instead of relying on someone. After this, establishing balance for your own life through wellness, and active participation in peer support groups becomes easy.

It focuses on individual treatment of each person

Now, addiction disorder is unique to each patient. Meaning that no universal program can suit an entire lot. This is where the non-12 step program also comes in. It identifies individuals with different disorders, then addresses the disorders per person. This makes it easy designing a specific treatment program that will benefit the individual.

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