Non 12 Step Rehab Treatment for Addiction

Cutting Edge Non 12 Step Addiction Treatment Program

Pure Recovery focuses on scientific, evidence-based, non 12 step approaches to treating addiction, co-occurring disorders, chronic pain and traumatic brain injury.

We work with our clients to address the underlying physical and psychological causes that drive the disease of addiction so that they can live fuller, healthier lives.


Some of our non 12 step treatment approaches at Pure Recovery include:

  • Safe, comfortable and medically supervised detox
  • Holistic wellness that includes proper nutrition, exercise, meditation and physical therapy
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • A neuroscience driven approach to rebalancing brain chemistry
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • One-on-one counseling with licensed therapists

Because each of our clients has unique needs, Pure Recovery creates a customized treatment plan that addresses their individual challenges. Although we are a non 12 step addiction recovery program, we do not discourage our clients from attending 12 step meetings after their treatment, if they choose to do so.

What’s the Difference Between 12 Step and Non 12 Step Treatment?

Groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are free to attend, and encourage participants to organize their lives around a set of steps, as a means for achieving and maintaining sobriety.

New people are encouraged to find a “sponsor” in the group that has already achieved a certain amount of time in sobriety to help them work the steps.

Though they might have valuable advice, “sponsors” in most cases are not physicians and do not work in the field of addiction treatment.  For this reason, 12 step recovery groups are generally considered aftercare support rather than treatment for addiction.

AA, as well as other 12 step groups, require a spiritual approach to staying sober rather than a scientific, evidence-based approach. Group therapy approaches like these can be a useful tool for relapse prevention after treatment, but only if a person feels comfortable in this kind of setting.

Pure Recovery is considered a non 12 step recovery center because we address and treat the physical and psychological aspects of the chronic, relapsing disease of addiction using evidence-based treatment modalities and therapies.

Medically supervised withdrawal and detox from alcohol and drugs is an important first step in recovery.

Detox is followed up with other therapies like individual sessions with a board certified therapist, cognitive behavioral therapy, medication assisted treatment or dual diagnosis treatment.

Addiction is a chronic disease just like some cancers, diabetes or other illnesses and Pure Recovery understands that it’s vital to treat the disease of addiction with the most effective evidence-based science in order for consistent, lasting recovery.

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Dual Diagnosis and Non 12 Step Rehab Treatment

Pure Recovery knows that there are often underlying causes that can lead to, or worsen symptoms of substance abuse and addiction.

Research has shown that genetics can account for about half of the cause of the disease, but there are often other factors that drive damaging behavior even when a person no longer wants to use drugs or alcohol. These can be issues such as:

  • Undiagnosed depression and anxiety
  • Early childhood trauma, issues like abandonment, physical abuse or sexual assault
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Personality disorders or other mental health issues

In some cases, these issues drive people to self-medicate their symptoms with drugs or alcohol.

For others, excessive substance abuse can lead to mental health disorders, brain injury or other problems.

In both cases, though, the presence of two conditions, known as a dual diagnosis, worsens the symptoms of the other.

Pure Recovery provides integrated programs that address both addiction and mental health disorders together.

Understanding how one condition effects the symptoms of the other and how treatment will help is a key to long lasting recovery.

The Non 12 Step Treatment Approach

Non 12 Step RehabNon 12 step recovery programs offer a wide variety of proven treatment therapies as well as group therapy sessions to aid in recovery. 12 step programs, on the other hand, rely almost exclusively on group meetings as a method for recovery.

12 step group meetings can be invaluable for aftercare and relapse prevention, although they are limited in their scope, and there are several reasons they are not the best fit for everyone beginning the initial stages of treatment.

First and foremost, groups like AA or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) do not provide any type of detox or withdrawal services. It’s important for people with serious or advanced addiction to be medically supervised while dealing with complex and complicated withdrawal symptoms like:

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or dehydration
  • Body aches and muscle pain
  • Excessive sweating or tremors
  • Insomnia, restlessness and physical cravings
  • Stress and anxiety

Fear of withdrawal is often one of the biggest challenges people suffering from addiction face and it can keep them from seeking help. Going through unsupervised withdrawal can be dangerous and extremely uncomfortable.

It is nearly impossible for anyone withdrawing from drug or alcohol abuse to focus on the 12 steps in a group therapy setting.

At Pure Recovery, our client’s are medically supervised to ensure a safe and comfortable detox from alcohol, drugs or prescription medications.

Another reason people are not always comfortable with 12 step recovery programs is because of the concept of a “higher power” these groups promote. Many people battling addiction want to be self-empowered and are uncomfortable about relying on a “higher power.”

Learning to calm the mind or working on spiritual attunement can be effective in treating aspects of addiction, depression, anxiety and other issues, though it does not have a focus on religion or a “higher power.”

Pure Recovery provides activities like mindful meditation and yoga, which teach clients to focus their thoughts and quiet their minds.

Having a sense of internal peacefulness and a break from the past chaos, helps people feel more positive, useful and confident, all of which aid in a healthier recovery.

Non 12 Step Treatment Methods

Pure Recovery is a leader in the Neuroscience Treatment of Addiction. Our non 12 step program uses 3D Brain Mapping combined with proven treatment modalities including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Relapse Prevention Therapy
  • TMS Therapy
  • 3D Neurofeedback
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Biofeedback Cognitive Programs
  • Behavior Modification
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Acupuncture

At Pure Recovery, we believe in treating the disease of addiction with scientific, evidence-based methods that are customized to each person’s unique challenges.

Call us toll-free at (800) 714-0340 to find out more about our Non 12 Step Rehab Treatment Program in southern, California.