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Non Religious and Secular Addiction Rehab

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. Inspire Malibu is not opposed to the 12 steps program, but we feel it works better as after-care therapy and not as an initial treatment option.

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.

Non 12 Step Pioneer Dr. A.R. Mohammad

Dr. Akikur Mohammad, is the founder of Inspire Malibu, the leading non 12-step rehab treatment center in Malibu, California. Dr. Mohammad is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Dr Akikur Mohammad Non 12 StepSouthern California (USC.edu).

Dr. Mohammad and his team focus on proprietary Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) models, with a pure respect for the science of addiction and a truly individualized, holistic approach to addressing the critical therapeutic needs of each client.

The overwhelming surge in popularity of Inspire Malibu is due to Dr. Mohammad’s caring and compassionate nature.

Dr. Mohammad was recently selected out of 720,000 active physicians as a Patients Choice physician. He was awarded the honor by patients.

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.

Secular Rehab

The Inspire Malibu integrative approach has evolved over the last ten years of working with substance abuse clients. Substance abusers are not all alike, and different patients have very different physical and emotional needs. The cornerstone of our rehab program is each client must be treated as an individual. No one is stigmatized and labeled with a diagnostic classification. Inspire Malibu acknowledges what extensive research has confirmed: that no one approach to treatment is superior to any others and that effective treatment must be customized to meet individual goals and needs.

Non Religious Rehab for Drug and Alcohol Treatment

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 (i.e., liver disease by a liver specialist, bipolar disorder by a psychiatrist, psycho-social and interpersonal issues by a psychologist).

Integrative Non 12 Step Treatment

Of supreme importance is the alliance, between the individual therapy and the client’s primary therapist.Non 12 Step Rehab Treatment Center

We use the stages of change model to match the client with all the appropriate therapies that fit their current needs.

We apply motivational techniques to address each client’s ambivalence and mixed feelings, and encourage them to truly see the advantages of sobriety.

Clients identify and describe the various stages of recovery; early recovery is the first six months. This helps clients become more realistic in their personal goals.

Help clients address, identify, and describe the personal meaning of their addiction. For example, are they self-medicating? Filling up an inner emptiness? Numbing out feelings related to a trauma? Or all of the above? Unless clients understand what they are actually doing on a deeper level, they will become a chronic relapse individual.

Clients are building a recovery plan and discharge plan from day one: This may include a sober living house and outpatient program that they will attend.

Individuals must “keep it fresh” and stay motivated in their aftercare efforts. Apathy is a killer.

Five Areas Of Psychological Functioning Within A Non 12 Step Rehab Recovery Treatment Program

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 nutritional needs are addressed.

Dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders; How do alcohol use and depression feed into each other? How do amphetamine use and anorexia feed into each other?

Non 12 Step Rehab Recovery – A Healthy Design for Living

At Inspire Malibu, patients have access to a full service gym, workouts on the beach, tennis, hiking, yoga, music, equine therapy and art therapy. These healthy lifestyle habits help our clients to discover a passion for things other than alcohol or drugs.

Inspire Malibu knows that people who discharge from our center will need support when they leave. We introduce our clients to SMART Recovery support groups which are available on line or in person. Inspire Malibu will set up a safe discharge plan for you or your love one depending on their individual needs.

Extended care programs are available all across the country. Inspire Malibu walks patients through the transition from inpatient to extended care including home environment. Our doctors and therapists have private practices for continuing care on a weekly or bimonthly, basis for local clients (L.A. area) and clients entering extended care programs.

Individualized Treatment

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.

The Inspire Malibu treatment team focuses on the root cause of an individual patient’s issue. The staff at Inspire Malibu is able to identify and carefully address the core patterns that have caused a continual return to self-destructive behaviors.

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?

The Importance of Self Help 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.

Our points of value include:

– Our recovery program is all about individualized treatment

– Treatment program focuses on client’s issues

– Recovery program is comprehensive

– All programs takes a therapy based approach

– Treatment allows the client to decide whether they want a faith based recovery

– Religious Freedom

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.

Non 12 Step Rehab Recovery Program

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.

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.

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Additional Non 12 Step Resources

  1. ASAM - American Society of Addiction Medicine
  2. Al-Anon Family Groups