Non-12-Step Programs and Rehabs: There are Many Choices

Almost one quarter of all alcohol and drug rehabilitation facilities in the U.S. are non-12-step programs. These are the findings of a recent survey by The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA).

Overview of Non-12-Step                  Programs

I.   Rehabs

II.  Non Rehabs

III. Outpatient

People who prefer a non-12-step program or rehab have a wide choise. Here are alphabetical lists of random samples.  First are non-12-step rehabs. Second are free or low-cost non 12 step programs. Third are non 12 step programs for outpatients.

1. Non-12-Step Programs (Rehabs)

Alta Mira Recovery Programs (San Francisco, CA).
A Positive Alternative (Seattle, WA).
Ascend Recovery (Highland, UT).
Assisted Recovery Centers of America (Many locations.)
Aton Center (San Diego County, CA).
Bayside Marin (Marin County, CA).
Beachway Therapy Center (Delray Beach, FL).
Chapters Capistrano (San Clemente, CA).
Clarity Way (south central PA).
Cold Creek (Kaysville, UT).
Cornerstone (Scottsdale, AZ)
DARA Thailand (Koh Chang, Thailand).
Desert Canyon Treatment Center (Sedona, AZ).
Exclusive Hawaii (see The Exclusive Hawaii).
Gulf Breeze Recovery (Pensacola Beach, FL).
Gulf Coast Addiction Treatment Destin, FL).
Harbor Hall (Petrosky, MI).
Hawaii Natural Drug Rehabilitation (near Hilo, HI).
Holistic Sanctuary (see The Holistic Sanctuary).
Inspire Malibu (southern CA).
Journey Healing Centers (Salt Lake City/Sandy area).
Journey Malibu (Malibu, CA).
Miramar (Laguna Beach, CA).
Moonview Sanctuary (Santa Monica, CA).
Morningside Recovery (Newport Beach, CA).
New Beginnings.
Mountain View Behavioral Health Centers (Gadsden, AL).
New Method Wellness (San Juan Capistrano and Capo Beach, CA).
Orchard Recovery Center (near Vancouver, BC).
Passages Malibu (Malibu, CA).
Passages Ventura (Ventura, CA).
Practical Recovery (San Diego, CA).
Promises Treatment Centers (Malibu and West Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX).
Prominence Treatment (Malibu, CA).
Ranch Creek Recovery (near San Diego, CA).
Ripple Ranch (Bulverde, TX)
Sanctuary at Sedona (see The Sanctuary at Sedona).
Schick Shadel (Seattle, WA and Denton, TX).
Seasons in Malibu (Malibu, CA).
St. Gregory Retreats Center (Des Moines, IA).
Sunset Malibu (Malibu, CA).
Suncoast Rehabilitation Center (Spring Hill, FL).
Sunshine Coast (near Vancouver, BC).
Synergy Treatment Center (Memphis, TN).
The Exclusive Hawaii (Honokaa, HI)
The Holistic Sanctuary (Baja,CA).
The Sanctuary at Sedona (Sedona, AZ).
The Sundance Center (now Cornerstone, Scottsdale, AZ).
The Treatment Center (Boca Raton, FL)
Turning Point Centers (several locations in Utah).

2. Non-12-Step Programs (Non-Rehabs)

non-12-stepVery few people need to enter a rehab facility. Most achieve success using a non 12 step programs such as the following. These permit people to continue living at home and avoid the expense, travel, inconveniences, and anxieties of entering a rehab.

HAMS (Harm reduction, Abstinence and Moderation Support) is a free information and mutual help group. It’s for people to want those to change their drinking for the better. Members may choose whatever goals they want, whether they be, such as drinking more safely, reducing consumption, or abstaining.

LifeRing is a free network of support groups. It helps people live free from undesired substance use by empowering themselves.

Rational Recovery is a free non 12-step  program.  It helps people use the innate power and strength that they have to overcome unwanted drinking or drugging.

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS) is a network of independent, non-professional local groups. They all work to help people become sober/abstinen. It can be from alcoholism, and addiction, food addiction and others.

SMART Recovery (Self-Management And Recovery Training) is a free program that teaches proactional techniques for eliminating dependence on alcohol.

Women for Sobriety helps women empower themselves to overcome their drinking problems in its free program.

3. Non 12-Step Programs (Outpatient)

non-12-stepMany people benefit from an outpatient program. This is a very small, illustrative sample. Check locally to find programs and therapists near you. Local college or university psychology or psychiatry departments are often a good source of information.

Another way to identify therapists is to consult directories of therapists. For example, the Association for Behavioral Cognitive Therapies lists over 100 therapists who speciaizey in alcohol abuse and addictive behaviors. Other directories include those of the Association of Humanistic Psychology, and of the Gestalt Therapy Network.

Alternatives. (Beverly Hills, CA).
Brain Treatment Center (Newport Beach, CA).
Inspire Malibu Outpatient Treatment Center (Agoura Hills, CA).
My Doctor Medical Group (San Francisco, CA).
Reason for Recovery (Raleigh, NC).
The Canyon Outpatient Services (Santa Monica, CA).
The Life Process Program. (Available everywhere).
Turning Point Outpatient Programs (Available in Utah and Idaho).

Selecting a rehab or other program is a major decision. Do it only after very carefully considering all factors.

Note: Listing does not imply endorsement of any non 12-step program. Neither this website nor your host receives any benefit for listing. The use of non-12-step program, non 12-step program, and non 12 step program are interchangeable.