12-Step based addiction treatment programs have been the bread and butter for millions of recovering people. The reasons are simple: they provide the structure and effective therapy and counseling that help the addict break the cycle of addiction and embrace sobriety. These programs rock, but they aren't the only game in town when it comes to getting clean.
Did you know that almost one-quarter of all drug rehabs use non-12 step programs? If you think about it, recovery isn't a one size fits all proposition. You have unique and specific needs when it comes to getting clean, and while 12-step based treatment is very effective it may not be your best fit. [...]