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Treatment Modalities


Treatment modalities are methods of treatment.

Many different treatment modalities exist throughout drug rehab facilities with each type of treatment taking a different focus on the methods and ways of providing care.  Treatment modalities that are most commonly found in drug rehab facilities include:

  • 12 Step Rehab
  • Alternative Rehab
  • Dual Diagnosis Rehab
  • Non 12 Step Rehab
  • Women Only Rehab

Each of these rehab programs provides many services that are similar in structure and manner but they also hone in on the direct and unique needs of patients.  For instance, some rehab centers focus only on treating women and their unique needs while others place a focus on treating the co-occurrence of mental disorders with addiction.

12 Step Rehab

12 Step rehab programs are most known for the mutual support groups that are a primary part of this type of treatment.  The first ever 12 step rehab program was Alcoholics Anonymous but since the 1930s when this program was first developed there have been many other programs created that are similar and that use a series of steps to provoke treatment and recovery.  Today, 12 step programs include Cocaine Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Crystal Meth Anonymous to name a few.

Alternative Rehab

Alternative rehab programs include alternative forms of treatment such as yoga, meditation, holistic care, trust building exercises and various non-traditional techniques to help patients overcome addiction.  These programs typically combine both traditional treatments with alternative treatments for a whole approach to addiction.  Some alternative rehab programs may include acupuncture, saunas and other alternative techniques into the treatment regimen.

Non 12 Step Rehab

Not all rehab programs are based on a series of 12 steps that essentially lead to recovery from addiction.  In fact, many rehab programs are not based on steps at all.  These programs are called non 12 step rehab programs and include the following programs for recovery:

  • Women for Sobriety
  • SMART Recovery
  • Rational Recovery

Women Only Rehab

Many programs cater to the individual and unique needs of women who suffer from addiction.  Women only rehab programs help women with their addiction problems and recognize that women have very unique and different needs than men do.  Most of these programs take a focus on nurturing, care and the elemental problems that women go through which are often the cause of their drug use and addiction.