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Best Non 12 Step Rehab Centers in the Northwest

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Looking for non 12 step rehab centers in the Northwest? Find out the what the differences and what options might work best for you.

While we're a non 12 step rehab center, we might not be the right rehab for you. In the end, we work with less than 20% of all the people we speak with on the phone!

Don’t get us wrong; we’ve seen our addiction recovery program change lives, and we’re proud of it. We have a very strong success rate, with more than 80% of our graduates living their lives free of addiction.

We know that our unique, Spiritual Psychology-based addiction recovery program isn’t for everyone.

Why Consider Non 12 Step Rehab Centers in the Northwest?

The choices within the 12-step alternative realm are vast, so it's important to examine specific programs to see if they are right for you.

In general, 12 step alternative programs work with the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual issues associated with the underlying behavior that cause addictions.

12 step alternatives often incorporate advances in psychology, spirituality and healing. They should offer extensive one-on-one counseling time and small group therapy that is more robust and deeper in content.

A good 12 step alternative program will meet individuals exactly where they are, no shame or guilt. During their time at non 12 step rehab centers in the Northwest, clients should expect authenticity and honesty.

Reasons Why Non 12 Step Rehab Centers in the Northwest Might Work for You

  • You're not comfortable with the 12-step model's religious and spiritual nature
  • You don't believe that addiction is a lifelong disease over which you have little control
  • You're not comfortable with the shame and guilt associated with the 12-step approach
  • Your personality or other issues make it difficult for you to take part in a traditional group environment
  • You're looking for a more evidence-based, scientific approach
  • You're not comfortable relying on non-professional counselors that often lead 12-step groups

Key Differences in Non 12 Step Recovery Programs

So you don’t want to take the traditional 12 step approach to recovery? Great!

Just don’t make the mistake of believing that all non 12 step recovery programs are the same.

“Non 12 Step Rehab” is an umbrella term that includes several different treatment modalities, from Aversion Therapy to Behavioral Therapy to Mindfulness-based alternatives. Simply put, not all non 12 step recovery programs are created equal!

Non 12 step rehab centers vary widely. Don’t make assumptions; do your research and choose an addiction recovery program that’s right for you.


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Interested in an inpatient program with a commitment to caring and a high rehab success rate? Our 28 day dual diagnosis-centered Program features over 120 hours of individualized professional counseling.

As a non 12-step rehab center, we go against the dominant grain of addiction recovery culture. But, of course, just being different isn’t enough. 

What sets us apart is that our program is both unique and effective.

It’s different and it works.

We utilize evidence-based healing techniques that address the underlying core issues of addiction, and we're located in Friday Harbor, WA in the beautiful San Juan Islands.

Call 425-275-8600 now for confidential help on your specific situation. If you’re ready to heal and willing to do the work, we’d love to hear from you.

To learn more about the differences between 12 step and non 12 step rehab centers in the Northwest, download our free eBook:



Gregg Makuch

This post was written by Gregg Makuch

Gregg helps get the word out about The Clearing. When he’s not riding his bike and enjoying the beauty of the San Juan Islands, Gregg loves to cook and spend time with his family.

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