Seeking: Non 12 step rehab / long-term drug rehab program
Reason(s): Spoke with mother last week and she said he would not be interested but he called today to find out more info on non 12 step drug rehab treatment. What is of interest is that he feels he lost ‘himself’ when his father died from drug use 10 years ago and he started using after that. Feels it’s not at all a disease he has (as most rehabs have tried to tell him) and that non 12 step rehab programs offer him a way out of the destructive behavior he adopted of using drugs to cope with life after becoming unhappy. Feels the one on one nature of non 12 step treatment will allow him to make gains that group therapy will not. Realizes true rehabilitation takes a bit longer and is prepared for that. Feels it is a better solution and will not require lifelong AA or NA meetings when he is done.
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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.