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Non-12 Step Rehab

Reach out and take the first step towards long lasting recovery.

12 Step Alternatives for Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment

While many rehab centers base treatment on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, at Miramar Recovery, we believe our patients should have more options. Not everyone believes the 12 Steps process is right for them, but fortunately non 12 Step rehab alternatives are available.

AA based programs tend to have similar focuses:

  • Labeling the individual rather than the behavior
  • Asserting addiction is a chronic, relapsing, incurable brain disease
  • Requiring continued meetings to stay “in recovery”
  • Relying heavily on talk therapy and step work
  • Promoting the same 12 steps for everyone

Devised in the 1930s by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, the 12 Steps asks patients to admit they can’t control their addiction. Through self-reflection and examination, they commit to honestly admitting to and making amends for their past mistakes. Key to this process is the recognition of a Higher Power (either God or something else) which is stronger than the addiction.

While non 12 Step rehabs promote the same abstinence from drugs and alcohol as 12 Step programs, there is often less emphasis on relying on a higher power.

Why the Need for 12 Step Alternatives?

One reason we believe patients should have options is that the 12 Step system doesn’t fit everyone’s needs or lifestyle. We want to offer our patients a more flexible approach because no single addiction treatment works for everyone.

Evidence-Based Behavioral Therapy at Miramar Recovery

We use programs backed by science to provide effective treatments for addiction. One approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This is used to combat the harmful beliefs and behavior patterns many addicts develop. CBT enables addicts to question their own patterns and substitute health ones.

When considering  Non-12 Step Addiction Treatment programs in Orange County, some factors are crucial, such as cost, location, privacy, atmosphere and comfort.  Other factors like individual therapy options, good staff to client ratio, medical prescription if needed, detox therapy, and aftercare are also important factors in deciding the right addiction treatment center.

Miramar Recovery treatment center, a renowned clinic located in Newport Beach, California, offers a Non 12 Step programs for addiction treatment plans, which is tailored to each individual client’s unique needs.

A good client-to-staff ratio is important at Miramar Recovery. Our professionals include physicians, psychiatrists and psychologists, and clinical therapists. Having had past addictions themselves, some of our staff can relate to the patients on a more personal level. The Miramar Recovery facility has a healthy and comfortable experience that our clients appreciate at our serene, coastal retreat. Come restore yourself, at one of California’s best Non 12 Step rehabs.

Miramar Recovery Center is the industry’s premier therapy-focused treatment center for substance abuse and dual diagnosis issues.  We utilize a therapeutic model of treatment, not the common ‘disease/addiction/step’ model that almost every other program follows.

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Features of Our Therapy-Based Program

  • One-on-One Therapy

    A minimum of (3) 1-hour sessions each week with a Doctorate or Master’s level therapist.

  • Small Group Therapy

    (10-12) small group therapy sessions each week.

  • Adjunctive / Support Therapy

    Multiple supportive therapies provided each week.

  • Case Management

    Multiple individual sessions each week with an assigned, qualified case manager.

  • Alternative Support Programming

    Numerous alternative support methods and outside groups.

Your Journey to Recovery Begins Now

If you have tried a 12 Step treatment program but found it frustrating or difficult to follow. You are not obligated to make 12 Steps a part of your recovery to beat you’re addiction.


Miramar offers a wide array of treatments including those that don’t adhere to the 12 Steps paradigm. Call us to learn about our non 12 Step rehab programs today: (949) 334-5961.

Reach out and take the first step towards long lasting recovery.

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