Again, it isn’t rocket science to know that you need to address the conditions you are self-medicating with responses that you like which also address these underlying discomforts. As a reverse example, most people who try AA find it to be more demeaning, depressing, and life impairing than they find drinking. Therefore they may continue to go, to placate others, but they also compensate by drinking even more! Not exactly a successful approach.
There really are a myriad of variables involved in anyone’s drinking. Age, gender, years of abusing alcohol, intelligence, employment, family history, current marital circumstances, emotional maturity, education, profession, and so on. Among other things, this means that it’s impossible to productively address these factors in a group setting. If you are not being helped in a manner that addresses your circumstances, and all the variables that implies, then you simply aren’t being helped in any meaningful way.
To review – if you want to actually fix the problems your drinking is causing you, you need to be treated as an individual or couple; you need to be properly assessed; you need to have your circumstances and history considered; you need an effective non 12 step treatment solution based on all of these factors and one which enhances your life and empowers you.
In short – you need to end up happier without the alcohol than you are with.
Obviously 12 Step and AA based approaches address none of the actual circumstances surrounding your alcohol abuse and only a few of the non 12 step approaches do. Of the programs that really do offer meaningful treatment, we are the only one that does so confidentially, individually, privately, affordably, and professionally with a strictly alcohol focus.
For more information we suggest you click on the following links:
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Intensive Accelerated Outpatient Non 12 Step
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