Seeking: Rehab options with a biophysical detox program
Reason(s): The mother is worried that her daughter has become one of the many Americans struggling with prescription drug abuse. According to the caller, her daughter has started to experiment with OxyContin to alleviate migraines, something they both suffer from, but her daughter does not have an OxyContin prescription. The mom states, “I remember what it was like to have migraines as a teenager, my daughter is unfortunately struggling with the same thing. However, the use of medication like this is so much more prevalent. I did not realize that she had a problem at first.” The mom said that her daughter confided in her after sleeping through her alarm several times in the last few weeks. The mother said that her daughter is using the money she received from her birthday to buy OxyContin from people who have a source. She wanted to cut her daughter off from the prescription medication right away, until she read how challenging and dangerous the withdrawal symptoms were going to be. She read that it might be a good idea to try detoxification and sauna treatments in order to rid the body of the toxins still present. She said, “I know she is getting to be the age where they want to do everything themselves, but when something goes horribly wrong they come running back to mom and dad. Therefore, we have to make this right and get her the help she needs.”
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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.