Anyone that is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction should be aware that there are numerous treatment options available. Most people have heard of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and 12-step recovery programs, however, many people do not know that there are many non 12-step alcohol rehabs and non 12-step drug rehabs as well. While the 12-step model does work for some people struggling with addiction issues, many dependent individuals are left still struggling after completing the 12-steps and still wondering what the underlying causes are that are causing them to abuse drugs and alcohol in the first place. Some individuals do not wish to attend 12-step programs because of the acknowledgement of a higher power-this can be uncomfortable for some people. Non 12-step alcohol rehabs and non 12-step drug rehabs do not consider all addictions to be a “disease” that the addict will always have and simply has to manage. Non 12-step programs stress personal responsibility, complete recovery, and do not believe that you should live the rest of your life being constantly referred to as a recovering addict. It is a confidence builder and an important part of healing for people to know that they can be cured, and they do not have to live with the sigma of being an addict attached to them for the rest of their lives. All individuals are different, and their addictions require different types of treatment. At Passages Malibu, we provide a non 12-step, individualized treatment program for each person who walks through our doors.