What is Non-12-Step Therapy?

Addiction is caused by a culmination of risk factors that include your biology or the things you were born with, your environment such as access to drugs and peer pressure, and your development where biological and environmental factors interact at crucial developmental stages. Each person’s substance use disorder causes are unique to them.

For these reasons, 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”, which is why the rigid 12-step model doesn’t work for everyone.

At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we understand the need for a personalized approach to treatment and we, therefore, offer non-12-step therapeutic models that support the most effective ways to treat substance use disorder. We see each person’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 your unique recovery needs so that you can be empowered to heal and reach a new level of personal growth in all of the important areas of your life.

Non-12-Step Addiction Therapies at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab

At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we combine the best of modern psychology and treatment models with a rich naturopathic and holistic approach. This approach gives you the best of natural treatments to enhance your 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.

Our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs and therapies, including holistic treatments, that we offer at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab include:

  • Stimulus Belief Response – Details below
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy – Details below
  • Harm Reduction – Details below
  • Experiential Therapy – Details below
  • Emotional Freedom Technique or Neural Tapping – Combining various disciplines such as acupuncture, tai chi, yoga, and massages to improve the body-mind connection
  • Person-Centered Therapy – A treatment focusing on the individual rather than the addiction
  • Claiming a Life Purpose – Redefining your life’s purpose to stimulate personal growth
  • Life Contract – Balancing our four natures; emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual
  • Mission Therapy – Defining who you are and establishing a mission statement that represents you
  • Journaling
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Personal Development
  • Hawaiian Traditions (Ho’Oponopono) – A community-driven effort to resolve issues and bring about peace and healing through ritualistic ceremony
  • Nature Immersion – Using the power of nature to empower you and improve your physical and mental health
  • Holistic Modalities – Treatments such as craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, Pilates, yoga, and energy work/bodywork

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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 because it is 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, and 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 your past and instead of forcing you to relive, the therapy assumes that there is trauma present and proceeds accordingly instead of forcing a person into saying or doing something they don’t want to.

The therapy integrates knowledge of trauma into procedures, policies, and practices. The benefits of our trauma-informed care for substance use disorder and mental health include enhancing a person’s sense of empowerment and strengths through treatment, giving a person the power of choice, opening the door to collaboration, promoting safety including physical and emotional safety, and developing trustworthiness through clear goals and the outline of therapy.

Trauma-informed therapy is an ideal way to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and any trauma that may be present in someone with substance use disorder. It treats the core of the addiction thereby setting a new life foundation for success in recovery from addiction.

Experience True Healing

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

Experiential 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.

Our harm reduction program at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab centers on your dreams and goals as an individual so that addiction isn’t a life sentence but rather a part of your personal growth, allowing you to still take part in regular activities without the fear of returning to substance use disorder.

Harm reduction supports all steps taken in the right direction. Harm reduction may include behavioral models such as motivational interviewing (MI) to enhance a person’s ability and motivation for positive change. It supports self-efficacy, the building of refusal skills, and setting reasonable goals.

Through Exclusive Hawaii Rehab’s comprehensive, holistic approach that steps outside of the 12-step method, we help our clients to achieve lasting sobriety, empowerment, and personal growth.

Experience True Healing

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