Scott Sindelar, Ph.D., PC
QUEST - Quality Sobriety Seminar
The thinking person's alternative
NOTE: If you are already sober through AA or other 12-Step programs, and it is working for you, then keep doing what works. You do not need to read any further. AA works for many people. Look in the phone book for Alcoholics Anonymous. Find a meeting, get a sponsor, read the "Big Book", and work the steps. If it "ain't broke" don't fix it.
Our approach is for those who do not want to use AA or who have not been successful using AA principles. Be honest with yourself. Did you really work "the program?" If so, and you still haven't been able to maintain sobriety, we may be able to help.
Our approach is radically different. We teach self-help, rather than reliance on support groups.
We assume you have a brain that controls your body.
We assume you have demonstrated some success in other areas of your life.
Here are some of the highlights that set us apart from the traditional 12-Step (AA) model:
You no longer have to label yourself an Addict, or Alcoholic, or diseased. Alcohol and other drugs can make you sick and diseased, but you don't have to call yourself sick because you have a substance abuse problem. You can if you want to, or if you believe that will help you get and stay sober.
You do not have to go through your insurance company and risk future benefit restrictions or lose health insurance accessibility.
Our seminar is not treatment. It is not psychotherapy. It is not religious, although we respect and encourage the development of your personal spiritual life.