Non 12-Step Rehab
The Clearing is a non 12-step rehab center. Our addiction recovery program is one of empowerment and personal responsibility, absolutely free of shame and guilt. We teach participants mainstream evidence based psychological strategies and counseling techniques to address underlying issues at their core.
Non 12-Step Recovery Programs vs. 12-Step Treatment
The average 12-step addiction program follows a one-size-fits-all template that focuses on the individual’s symptoms, typically alcohol or drug abuse, without addressing the cause of the behavior. Although the 12 steps work for many people, some want or need an alternative path to recovery.
The Clearing and many other non 12-step rehab programs provide an evidence-based addiction solution that promotes emotional health and personal empowerment. We do not simply apply the same program to everyone. Our treatment differs from traditional 12-step programs by tailoring each client's treatment to their individual needs.
Choosing 12-Step Treatment or Non 12-Step Recovery
Non 12-step rehab programs have higher success rates than their traditional counterparts. These programs often use evidence-based psychological approaches, counseling, and other therapeutic techniques to heal patients from the mental and emotional issues that brought them to substance use in the first place. There are diverse approaches available, including solely faith-based programs, medically-based, and hybrid programs.
Most 12-step residential treatment programs do not provide support for patients with a co-occurring mental health condition and do not provide individualized care. In addition, volunteer leadership usually means a lack of professional training in mental health and psychology issues, which many people who are struggling with addiction need.
The Clearing’s Non 12-Step Recovery Center vs. Typical 12-Step Programs
How We’re Different vs. Typical 12-Step Programs
|Program Element||The Clearing||Typical 12-Step Residential Program|
|9 private rooms & 1 semi-private rooms||√|
|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 addiction recovery program teaches Participants evidenced based Counseling Strategies 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 uniquely individual workshop 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.