Reason(s): Mother calling said her daughter has four small children and DCS has taken the kids away. The family is rallying behind her as she once was married and had a great job, but now only thinks about where to get her drugs. They realize they’ve tried rehab in the past and all have failed and feel that this is the last chance they have as a family to save a sister, daughter and mother for her children. In doing research they are confident that a non 12 step rehab treatment program is best suited for her due to past 12 step AA/NA failures, and the fact that she does not believe in the disease-based concept of drug treatment. She knows that something in life overwhelmed her daughter and that group therapy and 12 step rehab made her worse by telling her she would be an addict for the rest of her life. She read and researched that non 12 step rehab programs are completely the opposite. Teaching her responsibility, ethics, integrity and works to rehab her power of choice again; so that she can be the woman she was before the drug addiction. They know this will cost more than past rehab programs but believes it has hit a point of life or death and must send her to a non 12 step rehab direction this time.
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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.