Caller: 45-year old mother calling on behalf of her son
Problem: Cocaine addiction
Seeking: Inpatient rehab with biophysical detox program
Reason(s): The mom is worried that her son’s recent drug use might be escalating and wants to help him make an immediate change. According to the caller, her son started to experiment with marijuana but has recently been abusing cocaine. She states that her son’s cocaine abuse is causing a lot of friction in their household. According to the mom, her husband believes that it is important to leave their son alone so he can deal with his demons by himself. The caller said, “It is becoming something that me and my husband fight about often. When my son is here, especially after being out all night, I just want him to sleep so I know he is safe, but my husband is always angry, always confrontational. When it comes to mediating between the two, I feel like I have to walk on eggshells all the time.” The caller said that she did the research and she wants to know more about biophysical detoxification in order to make a lasting change for her son. She is upfront about needing a program that would allow them to pay in installments, and she also realizes that other forms of rehabilitation might not be as successful.
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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.