Dealing With A Prescription Drug Addiction After...
Caller: 25-year-old girlfriend
Problem: Addicted to prescription painkillers
Seeking: The best drug rehab program t0 get his life back
Reason(s): Female is calling on behalf of her boyfriend of three years regarding a painkiller addiction. The woman says that the problems for her significant other started when he dislocated his shoulder playing football in the park with some friends. Even though the injury healed after rehabilitation and massage therapy, she noticed that he continued taking prescription medication long after the injury had healed. At first when she asked him about it he did not want to talk about it, but later stated he just found it difficult to sleep without using prescription medication. However, on the weekend when she spent considerably more time around him, she noticed that he took the medication in the morning and the afternoon. After using his laptop, she noticed there were several bookmarks with searches for buying prescription medication online. She assumes that is where he gets his medication from considering he no longer has a prescription. She feels neglected and betrayed but admits that after three years together she wants to see him get his life back on track even if they are no longer romantically involved in the near future. She had several questions about what is possible when it comes to treatment considering that she knows he cannot simply stop going to work, or he would risk losing his job.
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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.