Rehabs That Use Non-12 Step Recovery Programs

Exclusive Hawaii Rehab Non 12 Step January 4, 2023

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When we hear the word “rehab” many of us may immediately think of the traditional 12-step program that has been commonly used for a plethora of years. However, just as anything may evolve so have the forms of successful treatments or programs used in rehabs across the nation. Perhaps there is a new way of seeing the sobriety light, one that is just now gaining some insight and traction. Rehabs that use non-12 step recovery programs are making their way, showing that just as each of us is unique- so are the pathways to lasting rehabilitation.  

What Is A Non-12 Step Recovery Program? 

Addiction is caused by a culmination of risk factors that can range from individual to individual. This includes biology, environment, access to drugs, peer pressure, and even where biological and environmental factors interact at crucial developmental stages. Each person’s substance abuse disorder causes are unique to them which is why the popular 12-step method of treating addiction is not always effective. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) states that a personalized approach is required to effectively treat addiction and that “no single treatment is appropriate for everyone”. Precisely why  the rigid 12-step model doesn’t work for everyone. Rehabs that use non-12 step recovery programs provide all forms or modalities of treatment available today that treat the entire person and not just the disorder. A non-12 step recovery program therefore combines the best of modern psychology and treatment models for a rich naturopathic and holistic approach. This approach gives you the best of natural treatments to encourage recovery and personal growth, both mentally and physically, with the best-known ways to treat substance use disorder from a purely medical and psychological approach through modern techniques.

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Therapies Utilized With Non-12 Step Recovery Programs 

Rehabs that use non-12 step recovery programs are far and few in-between, but they still exist and are thriving with helping clients find recovery. At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we understand the need for a personalized approach to treatment and we offer a non-12-step therapeutic model that supports the most effective ways to treat substance abuse disorder. Our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs and therapies, including holistic treatments that we offer include:

Stimulus Belief Response – Many of our deeply held beliefs shape the way that we respond to events like trauma and insults. We respond to these things automatically without thinking about them due to a response that is embedded into our nervous system. Since our response to stimuli has such a profound impact on even our day-to-day lives and therefore our addictive behaviors, it’s important to change the responses that no longer serve us in favor of personal growth. Stimulus Belief Response helps us understand the stimuli to be neutral and it is our response to these stimuli that can be either negative or positive. This model helps to change mentalities such as “victim” thinking into a more positive, empowered mindset that serves your personal growth and development. Through Stimulus Belief Response alcohol and drugs are seen as a means of finding a solution to a problem. Therefore, through treating the root cause of that problem, we are able to help you find different, healthier solutions and attain long-term sobriety. This treatment model avoids shame, punishment, and criticism. Instead, it aims to build a greater sense of empowerment and self-acceptance.

Trauma-Informed Therapy – The roots of trauma-informed therapy lie in the high prevalence of trauma and how it plays a role in nearly everyone’s lives. Our trauma-informed therapy for addiction takes the stance that there is likely trauma in the past and instead of forcing an individual to relive that trauma, proceed accordingly. This therapy assumes that there is trauma present, instead of forcing a person into saying or doing something they don’t want to. This type of therapy integrates knowledge of trauma into procedures, policies, and practices. The benefits of trauma-informed care include enhancing a person’s sense of empowerment and strengths through treatment. Therefore, giving a person the power of choice, opening the door to collaboration, promoting safety including physical and emotional safety, and developing trustworthiness through outlined clear goals. Rehabs that use non-12 step recovery programs understand that trauma-informed therapy is an ideal way to treat PTSD and any trauma that may be present in someone engaged in substance abuse. It treats the core of the addiction thereby setting a new life foundation for success in recovery from addiction.

Experimental Therapy For Substance Use Disorder – We often learn best through activity and hands-on experience. In our private rehab, we offer a type of hands-on therapy called experiential therapy that unlike traditional forms of psychotherapy, is more about an experience – as the name suggests. Our non-12-step approach to holistic, comprehensive addiction treatment involves this type of therapy where the purposeful activity will help to bring about positive transformation as intense emotions and trauma can be unpacked and worked through. Experiential therapy incorporates “tools” to assist with healing, empowerment, and personal growth through things such as psychodrama, poetry, art, animal interaction, outdoor activities, and role-playing. The focus is on action instead of just talking about problems and therefore many people who struggle to talk about their intense emotions find it easier to express themselves and heal through purposeful activities. Experiential therapy is a part of our comprehensive and holistic approach to substance use disorder treatment.

Harm Reduction – The use of harm reduction is the idea that once the root causes of addiction are treated, the path that once led to substance abuse is no longer there, and therefore, total abstinence isn’t required. For someone recovering from alcohol use disorder, it can mean that they don’t have to stop drinking for the rest of their life; an occasional drink is fine because the self-destructive nature that was previously there has been treated and overcome. For example, our harm reduction program at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab centers on the dreams and goals of an individual so that addiction isn’t a life sentence but rather a part of personal growth. Therefore allowing our clients to still take part in regular activities without the fear of returning to substance use disorder. Rehabs that use non-12 step recovery programs understand that harm reduction supports all steps taken in the right direction. Harm reduction may include behavioral models such as Motivational Interviewing to enhance a person’s ability and motivation for positive change. It supports self-efficacy, the building of refusal skills, and setting reasonable goals.

Experience True Healing

Our deeply-caring staff and the surrounding natural beauty offer an unparalleled healing experience.

Exclusive Hawaii Rehab Utilizes Non-12 Step Recovery Programs

At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we understand the need for a personalized approach to treatment, therefore we offer non-12-step therapeutic models that support the most effective ways to treat substance abuse. We see each client’s ability for personal growth and help in setting a new life foundation for success in long-term recovery. We match our comprehensive treatments and therapies with our clients own unique recovery needs so they can be empowered to heal and reach a new level of personal growth in all areas of their life. Through Exclusive Hawaii Rehab’s comprehensive and holistic approach that steps outside of the 12-step method, we help our clients to achieve lasting sobriety, empowerment, and personal growth. Rehabs that use non-12 step recovery programs are hard to find, but with Exclusive Hawaii there is no other to compare.