Review Sees No Advantage in 12 Step Programs
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 5, 2006
Accelerated Recovery Centers, LLC, the nation's leading alternative to 12 Step Treatment programs announces the Combined Recovery Protocol, a holistic treatment program that produces success rates exponentially higher than the industry average for those committed to overcoming alcohol dependence. With a methodology supported by the largest study ever conducted by the NIAAA, Accelerated's multifaceted treatment model combines: Medical Management including medications to suppress cravings for alcohol, Therapeutic Management focused on expert individual behavioral counseling and Wellness Management to restore client health to optimum levels.
The facts should be sobering. Today, greater than 90% of all available alcohol treatment programs in the United States are based on 12 Step ideology which treats alcohol addiction as a chronic, incurable disease and treatment itself as a never ending, perpetual process. Researchers have found that approximately two thirds of individuals who participate in traditional treatment programs relapse within 90 days following treatment with the majority of the relapses occurring within the first 30 days after treatment. 90% of individuals who participate in traditional programs fail to maintain sobriety for the long term.
Responding to an article in the July 25, 2006 issue of the New York Times entitled "Review Sees No Advantage in 12 Step Programs", Ellen L. Breyer, President and CEO of the Hazelden Foundation, a leading 12 Step addiction treatment center responded by saying: "The tragedy is that there are millions of people who struggle with addiction in this country, many of whom can reclaim their lives through the kinds of programs that are said here to have "no advantage." We owe it to them to present to the public a comprehensive picture of a complex disease."
Accelerated Recovery Centers offers a welcome alternative to antiquated 12 Step treatment programs. "12 Step Programs unnecessarily require people to adopt 'alcoholic' as their identity for the rest of their lives. The daily burden of this label is the modern day equivalent of the Scarlett Letter," says Kevin M. Kelly, Accelerated Recovery Centers' President and CEO. "We focus our efforts on reshaping the behaviors of our clients, effectively and quickly eliminating addiction from their identity and therefore from their lives. We believe in giving people the tools they need to take their lives back. A life free of stigmas, labels and most importantly addiction," adds Kelly. "Expectations determine outcomes and our clients expect to succeed."
Accelerated Recovery Centers is dedicated exclusively to the treatment of alcohol addiction and provides tailored, comprehensive, focused treatment programs in a private, results-oriented setting in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. A clear alternative to 12 Step programs, Accelerated's approach has been met with universal customer acclaim.
Accelerated's programs are available to individuals nationwide. More information can be obtained by visiting the company's website at http://www.iwanttostopnow.com or by calling 770-988-9200 or 1-877-STOP-4-LIFE.