Man’s Cousin Struggling With An Alcohol Addiction...
Caller: 26-year old man for his cousin
Problem: Alcohol addiction
Seeking: Inpatient treatment options with biophysical detox
Reason(s): Man is worried about his cousin who is showing an increased dependence on the consumption of alcohol. He says that the cousin’s mother has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and the cousin has turned to an increased consumption of alcohol as a way of dealing with the bad news. He stated that it has gotten to the point where his cousin is either blacked-out drunk or becomes aggressive when he has consumed too much alcohol. Because his consumption is up and the patience of the remainder of the family is wearing thin, the he believes it is important to try to make a change now. Caller said, “He has been drinking a lot, and I know that alcohol can be one of those difficult things to give up. He does not need a place to sober up; I could strap him down in the basement and give him that. He needs to find a place where he can deal with his emotions in a healthy way, which is something that I can’t provide.” The caller asked for possible options regarding inpatient treatment option that is paired with a biophysical detoxification. He is asking for potential options within a 50-mile radius, because of the situation with his mother
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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.