Caller: 39-year old woman calling on behalf of her husband
Problem: Heroin addiction
Seeking: Heroin rehab program, one that is long-term inpatient care
Reason(s): Woman is seeking the first available rehab option that opens up for her husband. She made it clear that she does not care if this is within their hometown or whether they need to be three states over; she is interested in the best available rehab option for heroin addiction that has immediate availability. The wife says, “My husband has struggled with heroin addiction for almost his entire adult life. He would keep it secret and make sure that me or the kids never really noticed. However, the last two years he has become increasingly bold about his dependence, he started using in front of me and was even on the nod in front of his kids. After I told him several times that he needed to change and seeing zero change, I just told him straightforward, either you change or I am divorcing you and taking the kids. Now that I got him to agree, we need to act fast.” The wife stated that she believes she will be awarded custody without question, considering that her husband has been arrested for drug paraphernalia before. The caller stated that “it does not matter if the rehab treatment costs them their 401K or kid’s college fund; he needs long-term treatment, away from home… this is something that needs to be done”.
One Response to “Looking For Drug Rehab For Husband’s Heroin Addiction”
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.