Defense Lawyer With Excessive Daily Drinking Seeks...
Caller: Boss and partner of law firm in which 35 year old man works
Problem: Alcohol addiction
Seeking: Alternative alcohol rehab solution that does not include group therapy
Reason(s): He is the father of a six year old daughter and now ex-husband after four years of marriage. After handling a very difficult case which meant defending an alleged sex offender of young girls, he started drinking heavily. Wife noticed him shortly thereafter regularly consuming alcohol and spending long nights at bars. His wife subsequently divorced him and took full custody of their daughter which sent him further down the spiral. His boss recently confronted him and offered a negotiation of employment if he agrees to go to treatment, which would be paid for by the company. He is in agreement as long as it isn’t the normal 12 step therapy as he has no interest in sitting in a group publicly sharing his feelings. The company is requesting help researching alternatives and finding an inpatient detox and rehab facility that he will enter into.
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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.