Sep 29, 2014
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.