College Female Struggling With A Xanax Addiction...
Caller: A 19-year-old female friend
Problem: Addiction to Xanax and Alprazolam
Seeking: Drug rehab that will get rid of her addictions
Reason(s): A 19-year-old female in college calling about her best friend of the same age that is struggling with a Xanax addiction. After speaking with her best friend, she determined that the female struggling with addiction was worried about heading to a college where none of her other friends attended. Instead of prescribing proper nutrition and exercise and further diagnosing, the doctor immediately prescribed Xanax. Even though she admits the instructions were to “take one when you are feeling anxious,” she quickly started taking more than prescribed, eventually needing them throughout the day to calm her nerves. Even though the prescribing physician agreed to increase the prescription by a few each month, it was not even close to enough. The caller is worried that the college atmosphere makes it easier for her friend to get prescription medication for only a few dollars. She is worried that the addiction is only going to keep increasing after reading more about Alprazolam online. After talking to her friend, she says it is clear that she wants help, but does not know where to turn. She is also afraid of turning to the university’s health center because she is afraid something will go on her record. Because her friend’s parents are unaware of the addiction, she would like to know if there is a way to receive treatment that could be scheduled around classes or while she is on break.
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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.