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Non 12-Step Aftercare Options

Sep 29, 2014 - 6 comments
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aftercare

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Recovery

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non 12 step

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Addiction

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relapse prevention



Aftercare is important. If you find yourself not growing in your current recovery program or you have participated in the same recovery program for years and are a chronic relapser and dont know what your doing wrong so you do the same thing over yet relapse again, maybe its time to try something new. Are you being told that "you must not be working the program right", but you know in your heart you are....maybe its time to try something new. Its not about any program being better than the other...its about finding what program works best for you. There are a lot of programs out there but here are some that are non 12-step based:

• Women for Sobriety helps women overcome alcohol dependence through emotional and spiritual growth.

• Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others (JACS) helps people explore recovery in a nurturing Jewish environment.

• Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) is a cognitive–behavioral group approach that focuses on self-reliance, problem solving, coping strategies, and a balanced lifestyle.

• LifeRing Secular Recovery is a secular, non-profit organization providing peer-run addiction recovery groups for anyone with a desire to recover from alcohol and drug addiction or who are in a relationship with an addict or alcoholic

• Secular Organizations for Sobriety maintains that sobriety is a separate issue from religion or spirituality and credits the individual for achieving and maintaining sobriety.

• Community-based spiritual fellowships, which take place in churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, and other spiritually focused meeting sites, often form the basis for support, lifestyle change, and clarification of values in peoples’ lives.

• Recovery International is a mental health self-help organization founded in 1937 by neuropsychiatrist Abraham Low in Chicago, Illinois. Recovery's program is based on self-control, self-confidence, and increasing one's determination to act

To find out more about any one of these meetings just google the names. I didn't list websites because its not allowed.


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1742220 tn?1331356727
by meegWpaw, Sep 29, 2014
um ... wow is this for me?  it sure does seem to fit something I should be doing


ty

Meegy

4113881 tn?1415850276
by ActingBrandNew, Sep 29, 2014
sure meegy, its for you if your looking for some aftercare programs...or just to gather some more resources...its all good.

1742220 tn?1331356727
by meegWpaw, Sep 29, 2014
:)  ya it just really seemed to speak to me that's why I said that.  so ty again.  didn't mean to post it twice :o

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1235186 tn?1549257619
by atthebeach, Sep 29, 2014
Hey Evan thanks for this list.
There are a few I haven't heard of.
I will use this to refer others too.


4113881 tn?1415850276
by ActingBrandNew, Sep 29, 2014
Im glad it spoke to you Meegy, I really am...and I knew what you meant when you said that :) Hope you have a good evening :)

4113881 tn?1415850276
by ActingBrandNew, Sep 29, 2014
Hey Debbie,
Glad you find the list useful. I used to go to Recovery International meetings in 2012. They are good. I haven't done the other ones but have heard wonderful things about SMART.  Hope you have a blessed evening.

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