Husband’s Addiction To Marijuana And Alcohol Is...
Caller: 29-year old woman
Problem: Alcohol and marijuana addiction
Seeking: Inpatient rehab center for drugs and alcohol
Reason(s): The caller is a wife who is worried that her marriage is falling about because of her husband’s addiction to marijuana and alcohol. While she says he has always been a moderate drinker, the caller says that recently her husband has been experimenting with marijuana and alcohol more and more. The caller said, “I am starting to feel like I am alone in this, his constant drinking and pot smoking has isolated us from the family. He is stealing money from strangers, family and friends in order to support his addiction. He has called in sick for work more in the last six months than he did in the seven years he has worked there. I am positive he has to be on the verge of losing his job. He has gone from being a well-respected, trustworthy person to burning bridges with everyone around him because of the secrecy, deceit, and lies.” The caller said she has made it clear to him that it is either their marriage or the drugs and alcohol. Even though that ultimatum did not initially ‘click’ for her husband, the caller says that he realized she was serious when she had actually packed her bags. The caller is looking for an inpatient rehab center that either will work with their insurance or can accept payment on a payment plan.
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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.