Non-12 Step Treatment for Opioid Addiction. Opiates and their derivatives have been in use for ages. But as synthetic opioids become increasingly potent, and our collective crises of mind and spirit persist, addiction shows no signs of slowing and overdoses continue to rise. Hence what we now know as the opioid epidemic.
Many people use prescription painkillers to dull more than just physical pain. Opioids provide an escape from the effects of unresolved trauma that entice us to return to them over and over. This is why so many people return to using, even after completing treatment at 12-Step opioid addiction rehabs. As long as the core problem remains, the coping mechanisms used to avoid it persist.
If you’ve tried to treat your opioid addiction before and then went back to using, it’s easy to think of yourself as a failure or a victim of a lifelong cycle. But at The Sanctuary, we know you are so much more than that. We know that you have a natural ability to heal – it just needs to be seen, accessed and switched on.
What is Non-12 Step Treatment for Opioid Addiction?
Because physical dependence is such a challenging part of opioid addiction, the first step in opioid recovery is to detox. Once the body is clear of toxic substances, we begin by treatment by calming down the nervous system and allowing you to safely settle in.
The Sanctuary is a warm, loving environment in which staff and clients eat meals and hang out together, there’s always someone around to talk to and everyone is seen as an important part of the family. You won’t wear a hospital band or be treated like a sick person. We accept you as you are, help you see your strengths, and teach you how to access healing – starting from where you’re at.
Once you’ve comfortably adjusted to our space, we’ll begin the work of healing your opioid addiction through holistic, non-12 Step treatment. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about and experience a wide variety of healing methods, which means you’re not limited to one, standardized approach. If one modality isn’t for you, you’re encouraged to try others until you find what really resonates.