Are you overwhelmed by the numerous rehab options that don’t seem to offer you the solution you’re looking for? Rest easy, because you are not alone. There are a number of people just like you who are searching for specialized treatment options to help them overcome substance use disorder and addiction. For some, the traditional 12-step treatment program can work wonders, but what if you don’t agree with the 12 steps? Or, what if, like so many others, you went to a 12 step rehab and did not have success staying sober? Luckily, Monarch Shores offers multiple non 12 step rehab options that appeal to people from all walks of life.
Signs of Addiction: Do I Really Need Rehab?
If you find yourself asking this question, you are more than likely thinking about getting help with alcohol or drug abuse. This is nothing to be ashamed of, asking for help with your addiction is a brave thing to do.
If you are not sure if you need rehab consider these signs of addiction.
- Do you have an increase in tolerance when using?
- Do you use drugs or alcohol to avoid feeling withdrawal symptoms?
- Do you feel like you have no control over your use of drugs or alcohol?
- Is your life becoming more focused on drugs or alcohol?
- Do you abandon hobbies or interests to use drugs?
- Are you continuing to use regardless of negative effects caused by your substance use disorder?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you more than likely have developed a substance use disorder addiction. You should not be worried or feel ashamed, there are millions of others like you who have become addicted to drugs or alcohol. The best thing to do is to consider what actions you can take to fix this problem. Monarch Shores offers inpatient addiction treatment to help move past this dark period and show you how to live a happy and healthier life.
What Is Different about Non 12 Step Rehab?
There are two very important differences between traditional 12-step treatment and alternative addiction treatment. The first is how addiction is viewed by those who have a problem with drugs or alcohol. According to the traditional 12 step approach, your addiction is the root of your problem; in other words, you are an addict and your problem stems from the poor decisions you made as well as the effects of substances you’ve abused.
The non 12 step addiction treatment approach helps you acknowledge your addiction and also helps you take ownership of your actions. This can help you understand that there is something internal driving you to abuse drugs and alcohol outside of the addictive properties of those substances. By taking this approach, you’re able to better understand why you drink or why you feel the need to do drugs in the first place. For some, this can lead to more effective treatment, since you’re able to pinpoint exactly the root of your addiction and work towards fixing that aspect of your life.
A Difference in Motivation
The other key difference between traditional and non 12-step rehab relates to the motivations of the patients. The traditional 12-step approach encourages patients to acknowledge a higher power as a way to help them get through addiction. By acknowledging this, patients are able to admit to their inability to control their addictions, and they turn to their higher power for strength to abstain from drugs and alcohol. This approach has benefited a great number of people through the years, but that doesn’t mean the 12 step approach works for everyone. The non 12 step model puts all ownership on the individual, it is your responsibility to do what you need to do to get sober, there is no higher power and the individual has the task of creating a life worth living.