Woman Seeks Non-Traditional Rehab For Alcoholic Fiancé...
Caller: 38-year old woman calling on behalf of her fiancé
Problem: Alcohol addiction
Seeking: Non twelve step program with biophysical detoxification
Reason(s): The woman is concerned that her fiancé’s alcohol abuse is going to drive a wedge between them. She has confronted her fiancé about her feelings and is considering calling off the wedding unless he agrees to seek long-term alcohol rehabilitation. She said that she knows her fiancé used to struggle with alcohol addiction, but thought he managed to turn a corner. She said, “I know that he used to struggle with alcohol use and his father was an alcoholic. I know he spent some time in A.A but that did not ‘click’ with him for some reason. I do not need people telling him that he is a bad person for drinking or that this is a problem that he will have to deal with forever. I need someone to give him the tools he needs to get sober and live a healthy life.” She admits that she does not know if she is going to continue the relationship, postpone the planned wedding, or proceed as scheduled. She has done some of her own research and wants to know if there are biophysical alcohol detoxification options in her area and what the expected time on the waiting list (if any) might be.
One Response to “Woman Seeks Non-Traditional Rehab For Alcoholic Fiancé”
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.