Anyone struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, or that knows of a loved ones struggles, should be aware of all the treatment options available. Most people have heard of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and their 12 step recovery program. Did you know that there were non 12 step alcohol rehab and non 12 step drug rehab as well?
The 12 step model works or some, but many addicts are left still struggling with their addictions after completing the 12 steps. One reason may be that the acknowledgement of a higher power, one of the 12 steps, does not go over well with atheists. Once you start pretending on one step, why not pretend through the rest as well?
Non 12 step alcohol rehab and non 12 step drug rehab also do not consider all addictions a disease that the addict “caught”. Non 12 step programs stress personal responsibility and recovery, not lifelong counseling and constantly being a recovering addict.
Not everyone wants to be considered a recovering addict for the rest of their lives. Some people find that an addiction was brought on suddenly, perhaps by a major, life changing event. They need to know that they can be cured, and not live with the sigma of being an addict for the rest of their lives. For these people, a non 12 step program may be the answer.
Other choices for addicts include biophysical drug rehab. This involves cleansing the body of build up toxins from drugs or alcohol. Once the toxins are removed from the body, biophysical drug rehab program claim that the cravings for drugs or alcohol are reduced. When toxins are left in the body, residual traces may find their way into the bloodstream, causing intense cravings and relapses.
Whichever program an addict decides upon, it should be an informed choice. Non 12 step alcohol rehab and non 12 step drug rehab and biophysical drug rehab are simply less well-known treatment options that deserve consideration. When traditional methods continuously fail, perhaps the addict is not to blame. Another treatment program may work instead. All individuals are different, and their addictions require different types of treatments.