The Clearing is an alternative to 12-Steps programs. Our Program is one of empowerment and personal responsibility – absolutely free of shame and guilt. We teach participants mainstream psychological strategies and counseling techniques blended with the Spiritual Psychology to address underlying issues at their core.
How We’re Different vs. Typical 12-Step Programs
|Program Element||The Clearing||Typical 12-Step Residential Program|
|Private room and bath||√|
|Begin and end as a group||√|
|Program builds progressively||√|
|San Juan Island||√|
|Fresh, seasonal locally-sourced food||√|
|After care program||√||Some|
|Cell phone privileges||√||Shared landline|
|Thorough screening process||√||Some|
|Loving, caring staff||√||Some|
|12 step program||√|
Our program teaches Participants self-counseling strategies and Basic Skills which can be used to regain and retain control of their lives. These skills are fundamental to future success; participants continue to apply these healing methods and techniques for the remainder of their lives.
Active, Not Passive
Participants actively engage, take responsibility, and are part of their own healing. The successful Participant is willing to authentically participate to the best of their ability.
In addition to daily workshops, Participants also receive individual and small group therapy sessions. Each Participant will receive over 120 hours of psychological workshops, group and individual therapy sessions over the course of the Program.
Some Participants may have co-occurring disorders, known as dual diagnosis. For example, substance addiction is often coupled with depression or other condition. Our Program treats both conditions concurrently.
Want to learn more about how our approach differs from traditional 12-Steps based treatment? Download our Free eBook, Another Look at the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.