Non 12 Step Drug Rehab Center Recovery Program
The Inspire Malibu secular treatment program blends together many complimentary therapy approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, abstinence-based counseling, supportive therapy, narrative, motivational effectiveness, couples and family therapy, patient education, and pharmacotherapy. All are brought together to meet and gratify the clients’ needs at their particular stage of recovery.
Inspire Malibu is a non 12 step addiction treatment center based on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET). Our evidence based, individualized therapy model offers the best all around non 12 step rehab program for treating each client as a unique individual and utilizes Non Religious Secular Rehab Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction.
Our self-empowering approach to recovery teaches our clients how to communicate appropriately and how not to bottle up their emotions. By offering a non 12 step, self-empowering approach, Inspire Malibu treats individuals as adults, and clients who continually grow better.
The essence of the Inspire Malibu integrative approach is that it neither requires, nor recommends compliance to any one theoretical model or method of treatment. It is the specialist who can coordinate, and assess progress, and make ongoing treatment decisions. Every patient needs to be evaluated and a psycho-social and interpersonal assessment needs to be done. Furthermore, all additional medical problems need to be addressed by an appropriate specialist.
Compare Twelve Step to Non Twelve Step Treatment
A 12 step program is a self help group which is an adjunct to real Addiction treatment – studying steps with a recovering addict sponsor is Not a treatment however.
A non-12-step program centers on a self-empowering addiction treatment program that blends multiple disciplines including evidence-based treatments, holistic care, recovery groups and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to get at the root of the problem.
Inspire Malibu has an innovative non-12 step approach where we use intense clinical therapy and real self-empowerment, not the 12 steps as the basis for treatment. We are not against the 12 Steps. They are an excellent outline to assist in Recovery Maintenance. They should not be used as treatment. Our Treatment approach is designed to keep your addiction arrested while you engage in a joyful, fulfilling life. We teach our clients how to deal with the addictive cravings and urges that accompany them in recovery and how to deal with and manage those thoughts and urges so that life can be enjoyed once more.
Understanding it’s important to have a choice in your method of aftercare, we provide non-religious treatment as well as non-12 step programs and SMART recovery aftercare classes to meet everyone’s preferences and needs.
A fair amount of these treatment programs are devoted to teaching their patients about the 12 steps. This includes attending AA meetings and even working some of the first few steps, while in rehab care. Alcoholics Anonymous is a spiritually centered program. Much of their program of recovery has to do with believing in God or a Higher Power and building a relationship with God, or a Higher Power.
Inspire Malibu believes there is nothing wrong with this and as a matter of fact, it is a good format for living and staying sober. Alcoholics Anonymous is there to help people stay sober, but it is not considered therapy. It is an “after treatment is completed” program.
Non-Religious Secular Rehab
One definition of religion is: a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects, or a body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices. So, using that as the definition, Alcoholics Anonymous might very well meet the criteria of being a form of religion. The problem recently came to a head when a California judge ruled a parolee, who was an atheist, was required to complete a 12 step treatment program as a part of his sentence.
Apparently, the United States government felt Alcoholics Anonymous was enough of a religious organization to rule it was not fair to order an atheist to participate in it.
Non-12 Step Recovery Program
There is absolutely no denying addiction is a chronic illness that must be treated with proper treatment, just as you would Diabetes, high blood pressure or any other complex issue. You don’t treat Diabetes with self-help meetings; it is treated with uniform, secular professional treatment.
Five Core Areas of Psychological Functioning
Our integrative non 12 step recovery program has evolved over the past 10 years of working with substance abuse patients and utilize a variety of best practices in substance abuse treatment. One of the key areas that make our unique, non-12 step rehab recovery programs different from other approaches is a focus on Five Core Areas of Psychological Functioning.
- Balancing, identifying, and regulating all emotions, avoiding the traps of impulsivity and dumping anger on others.
- Understanding and maintaining a secure sense of self. For example, the stable self is sometimes a container with boundaries and limits and sensitive areas. Adults can become aware of how they are either affirmed or invalidated by others.
- Identifying and not avoiding realistic conflict with others. Learning conflict resolution skills.
- Maintaining adequate self-care. All clinical and nutritional needs are addressed.
- Dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders. How about alcohol use and depression feed into each other?
What Makes Inspire Malibu’s Non 12 Step Unique
The cornerstone of our approach is clients must be treated as individual, not as stigmatized and “labeled” members of a diagnostic classification. We acknowledge what extensive research has now confirmed; basically, that no one approach to treatment is superior to all others and that effective treatment must be customized to meet individual goals and needs. The essence of the integrative approach is that it neither requires nor recommends compliance to one theoretical model or method of treatment.
Clinical Diagnosis Followed by Individual Treatment
Inspire Malibu is not opposed to the 12 Steps, or any program, religious or secular, that our clients find valuable as aftercare. We believe in empowering our patients, and the true first step to recovery is a full clinical diagnosis followed by individual treatment.
Our staff is experienced in all areas of addiction treatment and we begin by assessing each individual’s condition, followed by the appropriate, individualized treatment.
No two patients are alike and applying the same treatment to every patient will not be successful. The road to success begins with a clinical diagnosis by a physician, psychiatrist, or psychologist and following it up with the proper treatment.
SMART Recovery Aftercare
We use SMART Recovery Self Help Groups as alternatives to 12 Step Help Groups. We focus on non-12 step rehab programs because AA’s 12-Step program is not “treatment,” and many of our clients have come to us because they realized they needed to see a doctor more than they needed a meeting.
We pioneered the non 12 step programs treatment approach to meet the needs of patients who are serious about recovery. It has shown to be the most effective approach to overcoming the conditions of alcoholism and drug addiction.
The Importance of Aftercare Groups
Organized in different formats, self-help groups may also be started during treatment. Inspire Malibu is the only non 12 step, disease model, therapy based program in the world. There may be other non 12 step programs however, we believe that addiction is a chronic medical condition.
Inspire Malibu is different from most other programs. We specialize in alcoholism, opiate, and benzodiazepine addiction, as well as an emphasis on depression, anxiety, coping and communication skills, as well as learning boundaries with others.
Inspire Malibu offers the most effective, research-based, non 12 step rehab treatment available today.
The integrative non 12 step program approach blends together a variety of best practices in substance abuse treatment today. Without addressing all the multiple holes and traps that await the substance abuser, the addict cannot stay on the safe road to recovery and therapy.
Recovery Choices as Mandated by the Courts
Inspire Malibu recognizes the magnitude of the California State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) recent ruling that individuals cannot be mandated to attend religious-based treatment programs. “One reason why it’s critical to provide a proper secular option for treatment is to protect an individual’s constitutional rights, which state that religion shall not be forced upon them. Not everyone has a belief in God or religion and ideally, a treatment center should offer both a 12-step element and a secular alternative program so the patients can make the best choice for themselves. Without the option, how can any facility truly claim to provide individualized treatment?
Most of us know there is a constitutional law prohibiting the government from interfering with the right of religious freedom. It’s ironic that over 95% of all drug alcohol treatment centers in the United States are based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
A fair amount of their treatment programs are devoted to teaching their patients about the 12 steps, attending AA meetings and even working some of the first few steps, while in their care. Alcoholics Anonymous is a spiritually centered program. Much of their program of recovery has to do with believing in and building a relationship with God, or a Higher Power. And there is nothing wrong with it. As a matter of fact, it is a good format for living and staying sober. Alcoholics Anonymous is there to help people stay sober, but it is not considered therapy. It is an “after care” or “after treatment is completed” program.
The question is whether AA is actually a form of religion. And does it belong as such an integral part of drug or alcohol rehab treatment? One definition of religion is, “a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects, a body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices.” So, using that as the definition, Alcoholics Anonymous might very well meet the criteria of being a form of religion.
The problem recently came to a head when a California judge ruled a parolee, who was an atheist, was required to complete a 12-step treatment program as a part of his sentence. Apparently, the United States government felt Alcoholics Anonymous was enough of a religious organization to rule it was not fair to order an atheist to participate in it. In addition, Alcoholics Anonymous does not work for everyone. As a matter of fact, it does not work for a sizable percentage of people who try it.