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    Man’s Homeless Brother Struggling With Alcohol Addiction

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    Man’s Homeless Brother Struggling With Alcohol Addiction

    Caller: 55-year old man calling on behalf of older brother

    Problem: Alcoholism

    Seeking: Non-12 step program that offers inpatient long-term treatment

    Reason(s): The caller is frustrated with his brother’s inability to follow through with outpatient recovery for alcohol abuse and wants to know if an inpatient recovery program would offer his brother a better chance at maintaining long-term sobriety. The caller states, “My brother lost his wife AND his home not too long ago, because of his constant [expletive] drinking. Moreover, what do you think he does when I am not at home? He drinks a case of beer and sits around feeling sorry for himself.” According to the caller, his brother tried outpatient rehab for alcohol dependence on his wife’s behest, but was unable to keep sober. This was something that served as the last straw for his wife. Caller said, “And that is when his wife kicked him out on his [expletive], he had been given so many chances with her, and for some reason the guy just cannot stay sober.” According to the caller, the divorce papers were already sent over to his home, which only caused his brother to drink even more than he did before. The caller explains that he is not interested in any sort of 12-step rehab or outpatient recovery, opting exclusively for inpatient alcohol rehab. The man said, “It is time we either do it right or stop trying altogether, because so far, nothing else has worked.”

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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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