As for the professionalism, there are three things that count most. The first is, of course, some academic degree (MA, MS, MSW, PhD, PsyD, MD etc.). The second is experience – completion of some extensive psychotherapy course is absolutely must. The third might be somewhat hard-to-touch. An addict has to accept him. They can’t force themselves into cooperation with somebody they don’t accept.
So, what does the society do for these people? We recommend they should go to a good alcohol and drug treatment center. This is a good advice no doubt. But the drawback is that we are not addressing the source of their drawback. For instance, if a loved one resort to this because of a failed relationship, you don’t only send such a person to a center. Have a discussion with the fellow. Let him realize that the world has not come to an end because of the failed relationship. Countless people have been given hope at this phase. Hence, they don’t go for alcohol and drugs again.
It used to be that people believed alcohol only caused a small amount of harm to the nation and her people. The truth is alcohol abuse causes so much damage to ourselves and those we care about the most. Sometimes it takes lives of people we do not even know. It is a good idea to seek help before you or someone you know becomes a statistic. Cirrhosis of the liver is caused by excess alcohol over the years. Part of the liver just dies. After awhile, the liver fails leading to death. Alcohol is the number two cause of liver failure in this country. It is no wonder there are so many still opposed to alcohol; its potential for abuse far exceeds the rewards.
One of the key differences between non-religious and Christian drug rehab center is the cost. Registering with the latter is inexpensive. The reason is because majority of these centers are provided funds by religious organizations that want to be of assistance to drug and alcohol addicts to overcome their difficulty. So, these centers can afford to present their services at a very low price compared to secular centers.
The average return on investment for a good rehab program is around 1,200%. This means that for every dollar that you spend on a good drug or alcohol treatment center, you will get back twelve times. There are also many supporting statistics that show the true cost of addiction. The numbers are devastating.
There are many non profit organization in The United States that serve lower income or uninsured participants. You can find the list in your local social services. You just need to find one of them. Some of these social organization offer comprehensive program with a good environment.
Then there are the pay centers. Let’s assume we don’t have or don’t want to use our insurance. What most families do is put the treatment cost on a newly established credit limit. This allows you to leverage time. This also then allows the person recovering a chance to pay the treatment off themselves if needed. Here is how the math shakes out. Let’s say you choose a center that costs $15,000. You choose to put this on credit. At an interest rate of 9%, your minimum monthly payment each will be around $125. Now we all know that this is not the most economical solution. However if you have already tried the free centers to no avail and are ready for a change, often times this is the best and or only option to get top quality treatment.
Less than 30% of drug treatment facilities take insurance. Not that they have not tried. However due to constant changes in the laws that govern drug treatment centers it has become increasingly more difficult to get insurance companies to pay. If you believe your insurance does cover drug treatment your best bet is to call them. This way the insurance company can tell you which facilities they cover and you won’t get stuck with a huge bill.