My GP insisted on a psych consult and referred me to a dual diagnosis clinic. I already knew I had Bipolar 2 disorder, but had not taken meds for years.
Rehab was 12 Step based, but my counselor was not, she was of the “whatever works” school. She also leads both the Dual Diagnosis and LGBT special groups, both of which I attended.
Other than Step 1, I didn’t really take to 12 Step. At the time of my intake I was indeed powerless. This realization lead me to just take it off the table. The only true power I had over alcohol and drugs were to not use them.
I do wish that other recovery methods were gone into in more detail. They were meantioned but not practiced or encouraged.