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How the Best Non 12 Step Rehab Programs Keep People Sober

Taking the 12 steps on the journey to overcome drugs or alcohol may not be the right solution for most people. They may find that the best non 12 step rehab programs have more to offer as they struggle with an addiction.

Recovery requires an effective approach. Choosing from more than one option can in itself be empowering.

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11 Festive Non-Alcoholic Drinks for the Holidays

Often people in recovery fall into the trap of believing that in order to stay clean, they have to say goodbye to playfulness, spontaneity, and fun.

As it turns out, when you disown any aspect of yourself, you only slow down your healing.

Journalist, author, and recovering alcoholic Neil Steinberg said it well in our conversation about The Adventure of Recovery:

"if Keith Richards can create this mythos of a heroin addiction, then why can't we create a mythos of recovery? To me, recovery is an adventure. I don't want to live a dull life.”

We agree. Giving up alcohol doesn’t mean giving up on fun, festivity, and good cheer. On the contrary, you can enjoy yourself even more without the guilt, shame, and hangovers!

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What is Relapse? How It Affects Recovery


For those recovering from addiction, "relapse" has been a shameful event for years and years. Friends and family would scorn the fallen addict, self help organizations would make the person throw away their “clean time” and get a beginner's chip while having to attend 90 AA meetings in 90 days.

Relapse during recovery meant jobs would be lost and relationships would end, among other hardships.

Instead of facing all this humiliation, many in addiction recovery would return to the preferred substance, as this seemed like a better option. We want to say here and now that there is better alternative.

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