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Beyond the 12 Steps: The Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

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non-12-step-rehabDid you know that there are more Non 12 Step rehabs now than ever before? According to the American Addiction Centers website, approximately 26% of residential rehab programs in the US today are non-12 step or 12 step alternatives of some kind.

Dual Diagnosis and a Non 12-Step Rehab

In many cases, non 12-Step rehabs are emerging in order to provide dual diagnosis treatment, defined as treating a behavioral health issue (such as addiction) along with a mental health issue (such as anxiety or depression).

12 Step programs don’t provide dual diagnosis treatment or address the underlying issues that drive addiction. We believe this is one reason for the low success rate of traditional 12 Step programs. 

With more and more people seeking dual diagnosis treatment, the best non 12 Step rehabs are using evidence-based psychological techniques to facilitate healing the root cause issues that drive the outward addictive behavior.

These underlying issues can reside at any of the four levels of self: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

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Caroline McGraw

This post was written by Caroline McGraw

In addition to her work as "the voice of The Clearing", Caroline Garnet McGraw writes about trading perfectionism for possibility at A Wish Come Clear. Visit and receive your free Perfectionist Recovery Toolkit today!

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