Man Seeks Help For Brother-In-Law’s Drug Addiction...
Caller: 37-year old man calling on behalf of his brother-in-law
Problem: Alcohol and opiates addiction
Seeking: Non 12 step inpatient rehab program
Reason(s): The man says that he is calling on behalf of his brother-in-law. He says, “My sister confided in me that her husband has a drug problem. So because my parents are no longer here, I guess I am the only responsible family that she has left that actually cares enough to want to help her out.” He states that his sister’s insurance does not cover recovery options and the nearest public facilities claim not to have openings available for several weeks, if not months. The brother says, “She made it very clear that waiting that long is just not an option. Apparently, it has gotten progressively worse to the point where she now fears for his life on a daily basis. This is why I am trying to do the right thing and use my savings to help her pay for treatment. I want to learn more about treatment, what the financial options are and whether this is something that works. I have done some of the basic research online and with the relatively insignificant difference that the 12-step program seems to make for most people; I don’t want to waste MY money and THEIR time on something that has no proven efficacy.”
One Response to “Man Seeks Help For Brother-In-Law’s Drug Addiction”
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.