Our Approach: Non-12-Step Rehabilitation & Recovery

Rehabilitation centers, anonymous support groups for addicts and recovery programs have been around for decades aiding those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Through in-patient and out-patient programs, individuals have overcome vast amounts of destructive behavior and have grown into leading a more wholesome, fulfilling life. However, throughout the years, other options for addiction recovery have come to fruition. The S2L Recovery curriculum encompasses a Non-12-Step Rehab Program pulling away from traditional approaches to expand on each individual’s recovery journey.

Understanding the Array of Addiction Recovery Programs

The options for addiction recovery can be daunting and overwhelming. Factors, such as the type of addiction, have a strong influence on the makeup of the recovery program. It’s crucial for addicts and their loved ones to truly understand the depths of each variety when researching a program that will be a good fit. In the last few decades, many former addicts have worked to craft fresh rehabilitation programs, hoping to help others the way they were guided.

Some programs focus more on spiritual healing while others prioritize science and cognitive development in order for patients to recover from their addiction. Within each of these programs, there are specially catered therapeutic strategies in place to nourish and guide the addicts to a full recovery. A handful of the most well-known addiction recovery programs or therapy integrations include:

Science-Based Addiction Recovery Programs
Focusing on scientific evidential recovery tactics, Science-Based, also known as Evidence-Based, addiction rehab does center around Non-12-Step foundational outlooks. This practice is based on preliminary research acquiring methods for recovery through formulated tests, measurements and analytical results.

Spiritual-Based 12-Step Rehab Organizations
This approach to addiction rehabilitation is seen in some of the most well-known recovery programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA) and in recent years, Heroin Anonymous (HA). These programs utilize 12-step rehabilitation fundamentals and practices.

Faith-Based Addiction Rehabilitation Centers
Stepping away from the 12-step approach and bringing in the support of faith and community, faith-based addiction centers have grown in popularity due to the rising success of recovery for addicts. A foundational belief within these programs is people don’t need to be “addicts” they’re entire life. It’s a battle that can be won with determination, a strong, supportive environment, and trust in faith and yourself.

Key Components of our Non-12-Step Program

Understanding all of the available recovery options is a foundational step for addicts and can help lead them towards an addiction-free life. With the Non-12-Step program, key elements are designed to prioritize personal growth, expansion, and healing, as well as focus on the support from the programs’ community. Common key components of a Non-12-Step rehab program include:

1. Utilizes growth principles that don’t focus on the identity of an addict
2. Doesn’t try and resolve past shame and guilt, but instead leans on a hopeful future
3. Its foundation isn’t based on successful percentages but instead testimonial experiences
4. Incorporates a pre-existing community-based model for immediate aftercare support

Are you or your loved one ready to start a faith-based, Non-12-Step recovery journey? Learn More About Our Program today!


Non-12-Step Drug & Alcohol Rehab vs. Traditional Rehab

When an addict is finally ready to accept their situation and lean towards rehabilitation, it’s an encouraging moment, especially for their loved ones. They are making strides to move past an addictive lifestyle. Whatever program an addict chooses the end goal is still the same; to find freedom from the burden of addiction. However, the approach, strategy, teachings, and other factors separate traditional rehab from a Non-12-Step program.

S2L’s Non-12-Step Recovery Program

Growth Principles


Identifies with present/future and who God says we are in Him


Values are biblical truths / absolute truth


Uses a pre-existing community-based aftercare support, church fellowship

Traditional 12-Step Programs

Behavior Modification


Asked to identify with past “Hello My Name is Bob and I’m an addict”


Values are based on group agreed traditions / subjective truth


Support is based on available program groups/meetings

Are you or someone you love struggling with an addiction? Find freedom in our Non-12-Step Recovery Program.

Why Choose a Faith-Based Non-12-Step Rehab Program

From the start, S2L Recovery begins with the healing Words of God. The “non-12 step” concept of their program is that it’s not created by science and philosophy–it comes from scripture! The 7 Principles outline HOW to live a lasting, impactful life that the students relate to, not because they’re addicts seeking recovery, but because they are human beings seeking acceptance, belonging and purpose in life from a fullness that comes from faith in God. By focusing on God’s Word to guide addicts into sobriety, our faith-based recovery program sheds layers of wounds allowing a successful lifelong recovery to blossom.

In the last few decades, loved ones of addicts and addicts themselves realized the need to break out of the conventional rehabilitation approach. There was a need to evolve the traditional components of a 12-step addiction recovery program into something with more depth and longevity. The alternative programs that are now offered have opened up so many doors and opportunities for addiction recovery and branches out beyond the preliminary rehab methods.

Our team at S2L Recovery believe that addiction commonly stems from an individual seeking an escape from another factor in their life.

Our team at S2L Recovery believe that addiction commonly stems from an individual looking to find fulfillment and happiness in temporary solutions. These solutions begin as a way to get through the day or as an escape from factors in their life that are out of their control, and can quickly evolve into dependence and substance abuse. Through the process of recovery, our students learn that when the heart is wounded, the mind and body follow suit. While listening to the teachings of Christ and seeking the root cause of the addiction, recovery is seen in a whole new perspective. We know individuals are something more than just an “addict,” and a Christian Non-12-Step addiction rehab program brings that to light.

Spirituality and faith are a powerful force connecting your recovery with the healing words of the Lord. This alternative approach to traditional recovery programs allows attendees to open up their hearts to more than just acceptance of an addiction. It sheds light on lifelong opportunities, the infinite power of a supernatural God, the importance of community and of course the fundamental teachings of Christ. With a focus on compassion, personalized recovery and a judgment-free environment, a Christian based addiction rehab center has led many people to a freeing, accomplished and promising life.

Learn More, Get Help & Recover

When you surround yourself with a community of supporters, you can gain a bit of personal strength each and every day. At S2L Recovery we believe that you don’t have to be labeled an “addict” your whole life. We know that each person recovers from their addiction in a personalized, unique way and with a foundational faith-based framework, you can genuinely heal wounds and successfully transition to a lifetime of sobriety.

Our team is available 24/7 to guide you or your loved one through our program and process. We are here for each individual, as well as their family, and friends. We understand the seriousness of taking the first step toward recovery. If you or someone you love is suffering from an addiction please contact us today.