Do I Have to Participate in a 12-Step Program during Inpatient Care?

Do I Have to Participate in a 12-Step Program during Inpatient Care?Everyone has an idea about what happens in drug or alcohol rehab. Unfortunately, most people are not aware of everything that happens there, or how rehab works. Many rehab programs offer 12-step treatment similar to Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. What if a 12-step program isn’t your style? Take a closer look at how 12-step programs work, and then find a rehab program that meets your needs and desires.

How Does 12-step Treatment Work?

12-step programs are used for a number of addiction situations including addiction to alcohol or drugs, relationship addiction, gambling, sex addiction and more. 12-step treatment remains popular because there is evidence that they work. While 12-step programs are not for everyone, they can offer benefits including the following:

  • A secure and private environment of like-minded people
  • A safe place to discuss addiction and addiction-related issues
  • A place to meet new people who understand what you are going through
  • A place to find supportive contacts who can help you maintain your sobriety
  • A plan and a path that takes some of the anxiety out of recovery
  • A plan that is structured and easily accessible to everyone

What you may not know is that not all 12-step groups are the same. Some groups feature speakers, while others have a more community feel; there are also groups for various ages, career areas, genders, backgrounds, specific addictions and more. If one group does not work for you, chances are that there will be another group that will work for you and fit your needs.

What Happens in Inpatient Addiction Rehabilitation?

Rehab is much more than 12-step meetings. For instance, if you choose a reputable integrated rehab program, you will find more than meetings and simple treatment. Our integrated treatment centers have developed an in-depth treatment program that treats each person individually. Integrated treatment offers you some important extras including the following benefits:

  • By integrating (combining) traditional substance abuse treatment with leading-edge counseling practices, you gain both addiction treatment and mental health care
  • Integrated treatment helps you deal with the underlying causes of addiction, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, trauma and other mental illness
  • By uncovering and treating the root of your addiction in a safe and welcoming environment, you will be better able to withstand temptation for a lifetime of wellness
  • While some integrated treatment programs offer 12-step meetings, our treatment partners work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs and personality
  • Individualized treatment allows you to have greater control over your rehab experience. Inpatient rehab treatment should be pleasant and helpful. Although recovery is challenging and you may have days that make you struggle, your treatment team should be available to listen to your needs and help you face your challenges with a solid support system

Addiction Rehabilitation Help

Please call us now and speak to us about our free phone addiction support services. We can help you find an inpatient rehab that suits your needs and even help you find family resources, family rehab programs, family therapy and more. We will be happy to tell you more about the 12-step process and alternatives to 12-step programs. We can even work with your insurance provider to help you arrange coverage for treatment. Call our 24 hour toll-free helpline now and speak confidentially with one of our recovery professionals today.