Non 12 Step Rehab Center Recovery Program

non 12 step rehab programInspire Malibu uses a non 12 step approach to treating drug and alcohol abuse. We use an proven clinical therapy and controlled self-empowerment. The 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous is a self-help group, but is not a basis for rehab and treatment. We are not against the 12 Steps as they are an excellent outline to assist in Recovery Maintenance. 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. The Inspire Malibu secular treatment program blends together many complimentary therapy approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, abstinence-based counseling, motivational effectiveness, 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 rehab 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 treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. 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. The essence of the Inspire Malibu 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.

Modern Non-12 Step Recovery Program

we are an all therapy based programThere is absolutely no denying addiction is a chronic illness that must be addressed with proper treatment. No other chronic disease such as diabetes can be treated with self-help meetings. Rather chronic diseases like alcoholism or drug addiction are treated with uniform, secular professional treatment. Our comprehensive, 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, rehab recovery programs different from other approaches is a focus on Five Core Areas of Psychological Functioning.

  1. Balancing, identifying, and regulating all emotions, avoiding the traps of impulsivity and dumping anger on others.
  2. 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.
  3. Identifying and not avoiding realistic conflict with others. Learning conflict resolution skills.
  4. Maintaining adequate self-care. All clinical and nutritional needs are addressed.
  5. Dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders. How about alcohol use and depression feed into each other?

What Makes Inspire Malibu’s Non 12 Step Different

non 12 step recovery programThe 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. 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 are experienced in all areas of addiction treatment and each uses their specialty to help our patients. 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.


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. 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.

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. What is Smart Recovery? 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. 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.

Modern Non Religious No AA Approach

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.