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    Man Worried About His Friends’ Methamphetamine Use

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    Man Worried About His Friends’ Methamphetamine Use

    Caller: 24-year old man calling on behalf of his friend

    Problem: Methamphetamine addiction

    Seeking: Non 12 step program that is long term

    Reason(s): The man is worried that his best friend’s drug addiction is becoming a serious issue. He said that after a night of heavy drinking in college, his friend revealed that he had an abusive stepdad who was both verbally and mentally abusive. He states that his friend left home at a very early age and was introduced to drugs by friends he knew there. While the caller said his friend did not care for alcohol or marijuana, methamphetamine certainly became a favorite. He said, “I know he has been struggling with sobriety for years, that part I knew. However, I never knew about the methamphetamine or about the ways in which he has experienced problems in the last few years. I know that he has been having a bad time in recent months after failing out of college. He admits that he started using because he feels isolated and alone.” The man said that he wants to help his friend find a recovery program that not only deals with the immediate issue of methamphetamine addiction, but can also help him make long-term, positive changes in the future. He said, “I understand that no one is going to be able to help him undo a decade of abuse and mental instability. However, I know that he is a fighter. He just needs the tools in order to become a better person. If he has those, I know that he is going to be able to fight this.” He just needs something more than the usual 12 step program.

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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.
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