He found that he has a preference for more rounded, logical, secular and science based methods that support his recovery from addictions.
Irrespective of any past success, some treatment and support methodology, particularly but not exclusively in the USA, misses the fact; they are dealing with a diverse range of individuals, who have personal individual beliefs, aspirations and needs. And all that before you even start to consider any of the commercial impacts of addiction recovery support provision (see here).
It’s well-known and understood (in the UK) that; efficacy of addiction support, delivered in a ‘one size fits all’ approach, is often destined for failure. The provision of real choice in recovery pathways, with an approach that supports the development of understanding around new directions and values, is key to long-term sustained recovery.
Sadly, many useful tools and techniques are missing, denied or denounced for some seeking support in their recovery. Anecdotally, this is especially prevalent amongst some of the more ‘traditional’ support structures. Addiction recovery programmes that are riddled with dogma or dictatorial direction miss the needs of the individual.
Within OWN Sobriety, Mike declares – “I am not powerless” – He is so correct!