As many health care debates continue to heat up, some of the focus falls into the mental health and substance abuse treatment arena. Not only are ineffective treatments getting paid over and over again to not produce results, but they are continuing to drain our state and national budgets along with greedy, high-priced and usually unnecessary drugs from pharmaceutical companies.
For people looking for real solutions, a non-12-step drug rehab is the way to go. Here is why: They are usually longer than 30 days (like a 90-day rehab program), they are usually drug-free (don’t give more drugs to addicts) and they typically do not follow the disease concept of addiction treatment, but instead focus on responsibility and results.
The shift in the treatment focus in the new era of patient-oriented health care will result in more people attending non-12-step rehabs for their drug and alcohol addictions. This should be the over-arching theme of Recovery Month – to permanently recover instead of staying in recovery for the rest of your life.