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    Previous Attempts To Stay Sober Failed And A New Heroin Rehab Approach Is Requested

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    Previous Attempts To Stay Sober Failed And A New Heroin Rehab Approach Is Requested

    Caller: 45-year-old father

    Problem: Son’s has heroin addiction & failed numerous 12 step programs

    Seeking: Wants non 12 step treatment

    Reason(s): The 45-year-old male is calling on behalf of his son that is addicted to heroin. His son, who has been unemployed for more than three years, no longer has any source of income after his unemployment benefits stopped coming in and is selling everything he owns in order to fund his addiction. The father is also certain that items from their household have gone missing but is unsure how to confront his son about that fact. The father says he talked to his son about stopping before and even got him to try a traditional 12-step program. However, after just a few days the son dropped out of the program because of constant chills and panic attacks. The son has made is clear that he no longer has any desire to try a traditional form of rehabilitation because as the father quoted “sitting around in a circle talking about how bad you feel is nothing but a bunch of [expletive deleted]”. The father hopes that the earlier attempt at getting off heroin, is an indicator that he does want help, but that the method was simply ineffective. He is calling to ask about treatment centers that can make a difference and are equipped to help someone who is dealing with a heroin addiction.

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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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