The 12 Step program is a method for achieving sobriety followed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA or Alanon). 12 Step treatment has been adapted for various forms of substance abuse therapy and compulsive gamblers, where is it employed by the organization Gamblers Anonymous.
Club Recovery does not follow a 12 Step program and is not affiliated with AA. However, our approach can be utilized in conjunction with attendance at AA meetings. Many of our clients find that intensive outpatient treatment at Club Recovery is the first step on the road to rehab, recovery and sobriety, while attendance on an ongoing basis at AA meetings after successfully concluding the intensive outpatient treatment program at Club Recovery is a good way to reinforce their commitment to remaining sober.
Club Recovery uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT is a form of psychotherapy, developed by psychologists, Aaron Beck and AAlbert Ellis that emphasizes the underlying role of how the way we think influences our attitudes and our behaviors.
Positive Thinking leads to Positive Behavior
It is our thoughts that cause our feelings and behaviors, not external factors. We can change the way we think and feel better, even if our situation does not change.
Club Recovery also employs Motivational Interviewing. MI is a persuasive but supportive technique to help people recognize problems – intended to motivate a person to start some movement on the path to change. It is not argumentative and confrontational because it is employed by trained, supportive therapists who are mindful, respectful and realize all individuals have innate heath. This is particularly helpful in the treatment of alcoholism and drug abuse and contrasts with the 12 Step program and philosophy.
Our staff is also trained in Health Realization. HR is a process that emphasizes innate health as a means to promote healthy choices and change.
Self help can be supportive but most people need more than self help to achieve sobriety. The addict needs a counselor and coach extensively trained in the nature and treatment of addiction. The self help movement without professional addiction treatment is largely regarded as ineffective in ending substance abuse.
Club Recovery clients are not Anonymous Alcoholics
Club Recovery does not believe that people who have abused alcohol or drugs are sick and will always be sick. We do not believe that alcoholics today will always have to refer to themselves as alcoholics. Individuals in recovery with us are not patients, but clients of our professional services.
In individual and group therapy we provide tools to challenge and examine distortions in our thinking, including the resignation that people will always do things a certain way. We do not believe that people are programmed. Our objective is to enable individuals to reframe their thinking in order to gain control of how they respond to situations and interactions with others that in the past have caused unnecessary unhappiness and lead to addictions.
Club Recovery is a leading provider of Cognitive Behavioral Counseling, Motivational Interviewing and Health Realization-based addiction therapy for the Twin Cities and throughout the Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, Anoka, Scott and Carver counties. Our highly trained addiction counselors have a proven record of helping thousands of Minnesotans recover, remain abstinent, and get their lives back on track.
All you need is the desire to change. Our methods can train you to change your thinking in a way that can change your life.