Why Choose Our Non 12 Step Program?
The Sanctuary at Sedona offers a holistic program for addiction treatment, trauma resolution, codependency and co-occurring disorders. Our process is a completely integrated program designed to work simultaneously on healing and integrating the mind, body, soul and spirit.
We Pioneered our Non 12 Step Addiction Recovery Programs Based on the Following:
Our experience and research shows that recovery is not a one size fits all process. While 12 step programs work for some, they do not work for everyone. Some people go as far as they can in 12 step and want to take their recovery to a deeper level. They hit a wall or want to take their life to a higher level.
The 12 steps are based on the belief that a person cannot recover from an addiction, codependency or other co-occurring disorders. We believe people can. The 12 steps are based on powerlessness over a person, place or thing. Powerlessness creates fear of taking the first drink/drug. Fear might be a motivator in early recovery but often proves to be ineffective in the long term. Fear and powerlessness are limiting and constricted mental states and neuroscience supports that prolonged fear and stress hinder recovery and limit human potential.
12 Step programs have become synonymous with the disease model. The disease model keeps you stuck in the past, reliving old patterns, being a victim and living in hypervigilance. 12 Step programs are free and available to the public. It should not be necessary to pay for 12 step treatment. 12 Step programs do not address the neuroscience or mind/body connection. It is not holistic. 12 Step programs do not focus on the underlying issues or resolving trauma. The majority of the addiction treatment industry is based on symptom management and does not resolve core issues.
Non 12 step addiction recovery does not mean anti 12 step. We endorse whatever support system will help a person to recover and stay recovered. Support groups provide community and fellowship. The Sanctuary at Sedona is strongly rooted in the belief that everyone needs the support community, particularly people who are suffering from addiction, codependency, anxiety, depression and PTSD. We help our clients find the ongoing support that will best suit their needs, so they use it. We include 12 step as a possibility for this ongoing support but also suggest many others depending on the specific needs of each person.
Being in “Recovery”
In recovery you don’t drink or use because you are powerless and fear the outcome.
In recovery you are never fully whole or healed
In recovery you are always defined by a disease or diagnosis
In recovery you are never completely free from your past
Being recovered, you don’t drink because you don’t want to. You will want to fully participate in your life and build a future.
Being Recovered, you will have identified and healed your underlying issues and will no longer be stalked by your disease or diagnosis.
Being Recovered you are no longer a victim.
Being Recovered you no longer identify yourself by your addiction or your past.
Being Recovered you are free.
Your time is NOW!
Chances are if you are reading this, you are in pain – be it physical, psychological, emotional, and/or spiritual – and you are searching for help. We are here to tell you that you are important, your life matters and your time to start your journey of discovery and recovery is NOW. You deserve it. Don’t wait another day.