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12-Step Alternative

Looking for a different approach to drug and alcohol rehab, one that isn’t rooted in the 12 steps? Most people who look at recovery options are familiar with the 12-step approach and many find that this works well for them. Not everyone, however, feels that traditional 12-step programs are right for their particular needs. You may be one of them.

Did you know that there are alternatives to 12-step programs that can be just as effective in helping you heal from drug and alcohol addiction? At certain Elements Behavioral Health treatment centers nationwide, we offer non-12-step approaches such as SMART Recovery®, Refuge Recovery, and the BRENDA approach, so that clients have choices in the way they recover from addiction.

SMART Recovery®

With SMART Recovery®, you learn how to be self-reliant and self-empowered. It sounds simple and straightforward, and it is. Through supportive and educational meetings, and through the use of evidence-based psychological treatments and medications, you can heal from drug and alcohol addiction using this non-12-step approach.

SMART Recovery® follows a 4-Point Program that includes:
1) Building and maintaining motivation
2) Coping with urges
3) Managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors
4) Living a balanced life

Refuge Recovery

Based on Buddhist teachings, the Refuge Recovery program is a systematic practice and process designed to free people from the suffering caused by craving characteristic of addictions of all kinds. Core tenets of Refuge Recovery include compassion and meditation. Participants learn about the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path as they pursue well-being and freedom.

The BRENDA Approach

The foundation of the innovative BRENDA approach is the belief that you don’t have to hit rock bottom in order to get help or benefit from treatment.

The six core components of the BRENDA approach are:
1) A biopsychosocial evaluation
2) A report of findings from the evaluation
3) Empathy
4) Addressing patient needs
5) Providing direct advice

This approach makes use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and any medication that may be needed. No matter where you are in your search for a better life, we meet you there and are with you every step of the way. You want tools to live healthier and encouragement to increase your motivation to live in recovery? We provide them.

Helping You Find Your Way

When you decide to get help, it’s important to find the drug and alcohol rehab center that will work with you to find the best approach for your needs. Many will choose the traditional 12-step approach; many others will opt for SMART Recovery, the BRENDA approach or another 12-step alternative.

At Elements Behavioral Health, we embrace all paths – as long as they lead to lasting recovery.

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If you are interested in learning more about treatment at one of our programs, please contact us by filling out the form below or calling 844-875-5609.