Have you ever felt like you or a loved one just weren’t resonating with traditional treatment modalities? There are millions of people just like you. Alternative Recovery has been emerging over the last decade. Though 12-Step programs remain common culture in the addictions field, alternative approaches are making head way. Through my continued personal and professional growth, I have become aware of the limited information people have about these alternatives. There has been a standard practice of getting people into treatment facilities and mandating 12-Step programs. Don’t get me wrong, I am not in opposition to treatment or the 12-Steps. I acknowledge that there is a time and place for both. I am merely voicing concern that we are missing a large portion of the population who don’t resonate with treatment or 12-Step programs. Where do these people turn for support? How can we reach more people who need assistance? Not only am I asking these questions, but I am offering part of the solution through my own coaching business. It is my hope to partner and collaborate with peers in the field to provide progressive and relevant services. This means opening our minds and hearts to different philosophies including, harm reduction and moderation. Alternative Recovery is about choice. It is about finding a path that works for you. Recovery life coaching, therapy and support meetings could all be used in service to creating a meaningful recovery practice. Alternative Recovery allows for your recovery to be your own. You are resourceful, empowered and capable of making choices that make sense for you. May we all work together to improve the quality of life in ourselves, our family systems and our society.