Often, people think of 12 step programs when considering rehab centers. While 12 step programs have been largely successful, they are not for everyone. There are non 12 step rehab centers in California. In northern California, Summit Estate Recovery Center provides luxury, individualized treatment in a relaxing setting.
What is 12 step treatment?
A traditional 12 step treatment program relies upon a client’s belief in, and relationship with, a higher power. Additionally, 12 step recovery is a peer based program, meaning that individuals who are in recovery rely upon each other for guidance and support. Ongoing treatment is done through meetings, which are typically not run or facilitated by medical professionals and are instead run by people who are in recovery.
Are there people who benefit from a non 12 step program?
There are certain individuals who find that a 12 step program is not an ideal fit for them. Reasons for this include:
- Having a personality that does not mesh well with peer based recovery or group treatment
- Living in an area or having a schedule that does not lend itself to being able to regularly attend meetings
- Previous experience with a 12 step program that was unsuccessful
What is the focus of a non 12 step program?
Non 12 step rehab centers focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). CBT allows clients to determine how their thoughts can affect and modify their feelings and behavior. This is primarily achieved through individual therapy. DBT uses CBT as a foundation and adds a component for addressing behavior in relationships. DBT uses group sessions as well to facilitate treatment.
Additionally, non 12 step programs are not able to treat dual diagnosis clients. Dual diagnosis addresses issues that are a result of substance abuse and mental illness. Mental illness and substance abuse often go hand in hand, with one often causing or resulting in the other.
One of the admissions counselors at Summit Estate can provide information on our addiction treatment program and answer any questions you may have. Once you’re ready to start treatment, our admissions counselor can coordinate your entry into the program. Start the process by completing the form on this site or call us at 800-701-6997.