Non-12 Step Rehabs
What are Some Examples of Non-12 Step Treatment for Drug Abuse?
The 12-Step Program In Not The Only Help
Treating drug abuse is complicated, and it requires a multi-pronged approach to help clients get on the road to recovery. There are a number of non-12 step treatment options that can be integrated into an individual treatment plan in order to meet this goal.
The following treatment options may form part of an individualized plan to deal with drug abuse. More than one approach can be included in the same client’s treatment plan, and are also often used in conjunction with 12-step approaches.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that thoughts are the basis for the way we feel and behave, as opposed to external events, people and situations. By helping a client to change the way they think about a situation, the client can start to feel better about it, even if the situation itself doesn’t change.
Other forms of therapy may make up an individualized plan for a client being treated for drug abuse. Since each person’s needs and treatment goals are different, the elements of their treatment plan will vary.
There are also other support and fellowship programs out there, such as:
SMART Recovery (Self Management Addiction Resistance Therapy) is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.