Father Dealing With Daughter’s Cocaine Addiction Issues...
Caller: 47-year old man calling on behalf of his daughter
Problem: Cocaine addiction
Seeking: Inpatient treatment options
Reason(s): The father of a teenage girl believes that his daughter is struggling with an addiction to cocaine. Both the father and the daughter believe that something needs to change rapidly, before the cocaine abuse adversely affects her life. He believes that unless this situation is handled right now, it might lead to problems that are irreversible. He wants to know as much information as he can about possible rehab options. He admits that he does not know a great deal about seeking treatment, but is aware of the fact that long-term programs traditionally have yielded better results after having done some Internet research. He stated, “Listen, I have never dealt with drugs, I have always enjoyed a few beers after work, but I never dabbled in something serious like coke. I believe that she needs help and she needs it fast. If she does not get the help she needs right now, I feel that I might lose her.” He is relieved to find that his daughter admits that she has a problem and both parties are currently looking for the best solution. Because of the father’s insurance situation, he would prefer to find a place that will accept their insurance for inpatient treatment.
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The traditional 12 step approach looks at drug and alcohol addiction as an incurable disease. This disheartens many and makes people feel as though they are at a constant disadvantage when battling addiction. Non-traditional programs treat drug and alcohol addiction as a serious problem that can be fully addressed and resolved through treatment that is based on science and empirical evidence.
The issue with 12 step programs is that they were the first real drug and alcohol addiction treatment offered to the public. Because many realize that addiction is something that they cannot overcome by themselves, popularity boomed quickly. While the research now shows 12 step programs are almost as effective as doing nothing at all, they are still the first name associated with drug addiction by virtue of "being first."
Not all non 12 step programs are the same, which makes it important to find the right program for you or your loved one. It is important to find a long-term, holistic treatment option that treats each patient as an individual.
It is impossible to determine exactly how much non 12 step treatment costs without knowing more specifics about the prospective patient. Some programs charge more than others do. This again highlights the importance of finding a program that not only meets your needs, but is also affordable. Fortunately, many programs work with a sliding pay scale or allow you to pay for treatment in installments.
This depends on the programs and on your insurance. More and more insurance companies are realizing the need for proper alternative drug treatment and extending coverage. This is due to the better results offered by a holistic approach and the financial benefits of most patients not relapsing.