Grandmother Needs Help In Treating Granddaughter Who...
Caller: 70 year old grandmother for 20-year-old granddaughter
Problem: Oxycodone addiction
Seeking: Non 12 step rehab program, alternative options to the 12 step method
Reason(s): Caller states that her granddaughter has lived with her for a long time. When both parents were no longer involved in the life of the granddaughter (caller did not go into specifics) the child went to live with the only caretaker left in the family, her grandmother. Caller states that she understands that her granddaughter may have been caught up with the wrong crowd and while she has a limited understanding of the drug, some basic research helped her understand that an oxycodone addiction may be difficult to get rid of. The grandmother said, “Before I am gone from this earth, I want to make sure my granddaughter is going to be a safe, drug-free individual. She has so much life ahead of her.” She said that the traditional 12-step program would not work for her granddaughter considering the emphasis on spirituality stating, “She is her own person and she will require real help if she is going to make a change.” The grandmother is asking whether she should expect to pay for treatment out of pocket or if insurance might cover it. She also requested the number to a few different treatment centers. If the caller can convince her granddaughter to seek the treatment to rid herself of her oxycodone addiction, she would want her to get help as soon as possible.
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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.