Caller: Doctor for 33 year old female nurse who works for him
Problem: Found out she was stealing meds; severe opiate addiction
Seeking: Non 12 step rehab; one that includes biophysical drug rehab treatment
Reason(s): Doctor wants to see this nurse beat her addiction and hopefully get her license back. He realizes that long term treatment is needed and knows about biophysical drug rehab programs and how they get drug residue out of the body so that she can feel normal again without cravings or urges to go back. He feels that she’d respond better to non 12 step drug rehab for the emotional components of the program. He is trying to find a rehab facility that provides both of these treatment programs in one center.
Most Insurance Accepted
Or fill out the form below to discover your options.
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.