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Do Non-12-Step Substance Abuse Programs Incorporate Some of the Practices from a 12-Step Program?

Created On Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On Wednesday, 30, September 2020

Yes, some of the non-12-step treatment programs will use some aspects of the 12-step method. However, this is not necessarily the religious or spiritual aspects of 12-step treatment. The purpose of a 12-step program is fellowship and peer support. This is done through group therapy and group support. Most of the inpatient and outpatient treatment centers in the United States will offer group counseling and support. Peer support is effective and helps clients build a solid support network around themselves. It is not uncommon for many former addicts to stay connected with other sober people and maintain that support network.

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When you start to contact non-12-step treatment centers, there are some questions you should ask. You would want to inquire if there is a structure or process each client follows while at treatment. What is the level of involvement for group therapy or discussion, and who leads it? What would be expected from each person while participating in group therapy? Will you have access to one-on-one counseling or therapy. Does the program pair recovering addicts up for support, and what is done for aftercare treatment. When searching for the right rehabilitation program, you should consider numerous treatment methods. It is important to find the right one that will help with your particular addiction or drug problem.


Nickolaus Hayes - Author

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