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Different Recovery Programs

Different Recovery Programs vs. Treatment

Different recovery programs offer alternatives means of recovery in addition to treatment if you’re suffering from alcohol addiction or substance use disorder. Recovery programs are more in the mode of self-help program. However, addiction treatment programs refer to professional assistance with substance abuse or alcohol abuse.

The Ranch is open to the use of different recovery programs such as AA or an alternative like SMART. What works for you will not always work for your peer. The nature of drug or alcohol addiction is unique for each person. You may want to research a few different recovery programs before you settle with one. You may think something is going to work for you and it doesn’t, but an addiction treatment specialist can help guide your decision. Finding the right recovery program may take practice. The intake coordinator at The Ranch will help you make the decision on the right recovery program for you.

Different recovery programs work in conjunction with substance abuse treatment programs. By the same token, finding the right treatment program can be just as complex. The Ranch has several specialized treatment options including:

Choosing treatment should be done with a professional. This notwithstanding, it is important to get into treatment as soon as possible when you accept that you have a problem with alcohol or drugs.

Why Do I Need A Recovery Program?

Addiction is a chronic disease. The relapse rate for addiction is extremely high. Support groups and recovery programs reduce the risks of relapse. Participating in these programs shows an ongoing, lifelong commitment to your sobriety even if relapse occurs.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is the most popular and well-known self-help recovery program that uses the 12 step program. AA is an international fellowship of men and women with a history of alcohol abuse. The program builds itself on confidentiality and anonymity. Members must be sober at the time they come to the group even if they used the day before. Members go through the 12 steps which include a lot of focus on self-discovery and making amends to family members.


SMART is another one of the different recovery programs that you can get involved with. It is a non-12 step program. SMART is an acronym for self-management and recovery training. It is a four-point program that focuses on the following four points:

  • Motivation
  • Management of cravings
  • Emotions
  • Behaviors

Members work together to become advocates for themselves.

Secular Organizations for Sobriety

SOS is a nonprofit organization. They have both an online and in-person recovery support group meeting. You are allowed to participate in SOS even when first seeking sobriety. There is no classroom membership and all members are anonymous. This program is different in that it will accept those who are still using drugs or alcohol. However, the program is not connected to any outside group or organization.

Women for Sobriety

WFS is yet another nonprofit organization that focuses specifically on women in recovery. Women go through a process of 13 acceptance statements. These statements are geared to help women reconsider self-destructive thoughts and behaviors, similar to cognitive-behavioral therapy. The goal is to change and modify these thoughts and behaviors so that members can achieve a full life. These programs traditionally focus on alcohol abuse they have components for substance abuse recovery as well. A lot of alcohol abuse issues are rooted in substance abuse issues. They are more similar than they are different. The difference lies mostly in the stigma that is attached to illegal substance abuse and socially accepted alcohol use.

Recovery Programs at The Ranch

The Ranch has two locations that are fully equipped to help you manage your road to recovery. In addition to the different recovery programs listed above, professional treatment is needed to recover from addiction. Find the best combination of addiction treatment and recovery programs, like the family recovery program, when you contact us.

Call 1.844.876.7680 to learn how a treatment program will work with your recovery program.

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