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    Husband Struggling With Alcohol Abuse – Wife Threatens To Leave

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    Husband Struggling With Alcohol Abuse – Wife Threatens To Leave

    Caller: 47-year old woman calling on behalf of her husband

    Problem: Alcohol Addiction

    Seeking: Non 12 step treatment options for alcoholism

    Reason(s): The woman is concerned about her husband and his alcohol abuse. The wife said that after her husband lost his job more than a year ago, he has applied to 40 different jobs, but has been rejected in favor of younger people each time. She believes that this has harmed his self-worth and he has been drinking in excess, in recent months. She states, “He has been drinking heavily for months now, to the point where he blacks out and I have to roll him over to make sure that he does not choke on his own vomit. It is getting to the point where I am afraid to leave the house because of what he might do to himself. I understand that he feels horrible about not having a job, about not providing for his family, but he is making the situation even worse.” She said that she tried to address the situation before, but her husband would not talk about it. Only after she threatened to leave him did he agree to seek treatment for alcohol addiction. She said, “I know that he is going to follow through at least, I just need to be sure that I find a good treatment option for him and not some 12 step program.”

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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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