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    Man Wants Non-Traditional Alcohol Addiction Treatment For His Brother

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    Man Wants Non-Traditional Alcohol Addiction Treatment For His Brother

    Caller: 25-year old man calling on behalf of his brother

    Problem: Alcohol addiction

    Seeking: Non-traditional, non 12 step rehab treatment

    Reason(s): The caller stated that both he and his brother never saw their mom drink more than two glasses of wine. The man said, “Occasionally pops would have a few beers on St. Patrick’s Day and the Fourth of July, but that was it. Honestly, both parents thought that coke, heroin and pot were all the same thing – ‘dope’. Simply put, there was no encouragement to try anything or experiment.” The caller stated that the freedom created by going to college did not faze him, but his brother was not so lucky. Caller said, “Honestly, he had never been around people that drank, my entire family does not go crazy, even on holidays, so once he got to college and was able to do what he wanted, he just did not know how to control himself it seems. His freshmen year was bad grade wise, but his sophomore year he just stopped going to classes’ altogether because he was sleeping through them. It has gotten to the point where he needs to drink to function, if you try to force him to go without alcohol he simply does not get anything done. He moved back to our parents’ home for a bit, but they kicked him out too because he is disrespectful and a drunk”. He admits that his brother is currently living with him, but only on the condition that they work together to find a solution. Caller made it clear he is seeking a non-traditional alternative recovery program that does not involve the 12-step treatment.

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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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