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    Iraq Veteran Suffering With An Addiction To Prescription Pills

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    Iraq Veteran Suffering With An Addiction To Prescription Pills

    Caller: Iraq veteran, 24 year old male

    Problem: Addiction to pain pills, sleep aids, PTSD

    Seeking: Non 12 step rehab / non AA rehab / non disease-based treatment method

    Reason(s): Has used his TriCare insurance multiple times but they only give him more meds and he feels this is making him worse. Has friends who have beat their addictions by going to non 12 step drug rehab programs receiving one-on-one counseling. Non 12 step centers do not treat with group therapy and do not believe in the idea that the person has an incurable disease. Said as a Marine he does not believe in being a “victim”, and does feel his addiction can be cured. He feels he knows how and why he became addicted and just needs help to get to these underlying issues, and does not want to be medicated the rest of his life. Believes traditional 12 step programs are making him hopeless. Trying to find a non 12 step treatment center close to home.

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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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