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    Teenager Using Oxycontin Throughout The Day Seeking Non-12 Step Program

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    Teenager Using Oxycontin Throughout The Day Seeking Non-12 Step Program

    Caller: Father of the 19-year-old male, representing both parents

    Problem: Oxycontin, opiate prescription pain killers

    Seeking: Non-traditional 12-step treatment at a biophysical drug rehab in Florida preferred

    Reason(s): The father called because his wife was deeply emotional after their son had raided her purse to pay for Oxycontin. The 19-year-old son is battling addiction to Oxycontin that was prescribed to him originally after complications with a broken leg suffered in a car crash. After both the prescription and pain had ended, the son realized that he did not want to stop taking Oxycontin. This led to the son buying Oxycontin or generic variants on the illegal market at high prices. This has resulted in him not only taking money out of his own bank account but also taking money from both parents. The father describes his son as lethargic. The father states that the male has also tried experimenting with snorting ground up Oxycontin pills, but the effects left him with severe sinus discomfort and has not done so since. Parents are extremely worried that eventually this type of experimentation will lead to further problems and abuse of other drugs. After talking to the son about the addiction, the father has determined that the son is understanding of the need to get clean but is uncomfortable with the type of rehabilitation he has seen on television. He stated that he is also not comfortable with any type of group treatment because he does not want to feel ostracized or uncomfortable. While biophysical drug rehab in Florida would be preferred, parents are open to going out of state as long as a facility comes highly recommended.

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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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