Alcohol recovery without AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is possible and there are alternative programs available. Some people may prefer a non-12 step approach to recovery, or may not find AA to be a good fit for their needs. Here are a few examples of alternative programs:
SMART Recovery: A science-based program that uses cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques to help individuals achieve and maintain abstinence from alcohol and other substances.
LifeRing Secular Recovery: A secular, abstinence-based support group that offers face-to-face meetings as well as online support and resources.
Women for Sobriety: A program that specifically addresses the unique needs of women in recovery, using positive affirmations and self-help techniques.
Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist-inspired program that emphasizes mindfulness and compassion practices to help individuals recover from addiction.
Rational Recovery: A program that emphasizes personal responsibility and self-reliance, and encourages individuals to develop the ability to identify and manage addictive impulses.
It’s important to find a program that works best for an individual’s unique needs and circumstances. It may be helpful to talk to a healthcare provider or addiction specialist for guidance and support in finding an alternative program.