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Colorado Drug Rehab Addiction Effective Drug Treatment and its Cost

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There are so many OPINIONS, and they are usually only a person's point of view, on what alcohol and drug rehab treatment modality is the best. Those who have handled their addiction with a particular type of treatment will be overly enthusiastic about their types of treatment and they may be less than professional in addressing what other types of treatment have to offer.

Whenever you look into the cost of alcohol and drug residential treatment you will always see the comparison stating that you cannot afford to NOT pay for effective treatment. We all understand that we would spend our last dollar to save a loved one's life, however, many families have already spent thousands of dollars on alcohol and drug rehab and are still facing the problem of addiction that is even more severe and deadly than it was before the original treatment.

So, families are torn between the messages of the 2-step groups that say you can't do anything until the addicts has "hit bottom" and is ready for treatment, but many have sent their addicts to rehab center when they were ready to stop, but the came back are relapsed anyway.

The Choices for Rehab Centers is Overwhelming!

Drug Rehab Colorado has been providing this internet service for about eight years. In the beginning we were one of the only sites available to educate people about addiction and its treatments. Today there are literally thousands of sites that are acting like experts and making definitive comments as though there were professionals, with years of experience, backing these comments.

You should first read about the different modalities of treatment with these heading belowat the end of this article. This information will give you a candid overview of what is available in the alcohol and drug treatment field.

When it comes to cost for treatment, you have to be educated in what works and doesn't because you can't equate the cost of a rehab center with effectiveness, nor can you equate the time spent in rehab with effectiveness. Of course, it requires a certain amount of time to change the addictive behaviors and rid the body of cravings, but many desperate parents ask for rehab programs that are one to two years long, thinking that if their son or daughter stays off of drugs for that long, they will regain their senses and not relapse. Again, this is an assumptions that isn't true in this field.

Effectiveness is the Only Real Cost Consideration that You Should Apply

Indeed, if a program isn't effective, then you are basically throwing your money away, but what's worse is after leaving an ineffective rehab center, the person suffering from addiction is more caved-in because they feel they have wasted your money and they feel that they are a hopeless case. Many programs will tell them that they have a chronic and progressive disease and it will continue to cause them to relapse. That relieves some of the guilt, but it doesn't handle the fact that there isn't an unlimited pool of money to continually support more treatment. Also, most addicts are too smart to believe that addiction is a disease and they feel more personal responsibility than these programs assign to them.

If you put your addict into a Motel 6 for six months it would cost about $18,000 when you add the cost of food. Many families expect a treatment program to be less than that amount.

The most effective treatment programs take about six months to complete and cost about $30,000.

The trick is to not spend that amount and more on programs that will ultimately make things worse.

What About Health Insurance?

If you have the opportunity to have health insurance coverage for someone in your family that is addicted or if you can get coverage, there are still important considerations. Under the new insurance law, you can insure your children under a family policy until they are 26 years old. This is the easiest way to provide coverage. It is important to note that there are many companies that are ineffective and resistant to paying for alcohol and drug rehab services.

One of the worst is Blue Cross/ Blue Shield. Many people are shocked to find out that their BC/BS policy isn't accepted at many of the best treatment centers.. why, you ask?... they are terrible to the providers and will say that they will pay but later find out that they won't. Humana is also one of the worst in this field.

So, what companies are good?

Aetna and Cigna are the two best, but you have to look at each individual policy and the coverages that are allowed for residential treatment, because these companies can also be a camouflaged hole, where you think you are covered until you go to use it and find out the opposite.

Another "trick" are insurances that provide coverage for "inpatient" treatment but not "residential". "inpatient" treatment is hospital based and these programs are not among the effective programs. Residential programs are the ones that most people are used to knowing about, 95% of the programs where the patients live on campus and have 24 hours/day treatment.

In America, insurance companies are mostly for-profit and that is a major problem. Before the law was changed, all medical insurance had to be non-profit, but now what they don't pay for your care, then pay their stock holders and their executives. Therefore they are always trying not to pay you! You can call and talk to our counselors and they will explain this "game" and how you can win at it.


Here are the different modalities of treatment available with links to expanded informaiton:

12-Step Recovery Programs.

Please notice that we referred to these programs as "Recovery Programs" and not "treatment programs". This was intentional since these programs are based on the 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and it's Big Book, which is the bible of their philosophy and the guidebook to their principals of how to handle addiction problems. These programs believe that addiction is a chronic (meaning it last forever) and progressive (meaning that is progresses or get worse with time) disease. Their goal is to help an addict accept the "fact" that "once an addict, always an addict" and that he can come to a place where he is in "recovery", much like a diabetic handles his illness, but he will never be recovered or well. Read more about these programs at this page: 12-Step Programs.

Therapeutic Communities or TC's

In the 1960s, while many were finding out how difficult it was to get off of the drugs that were so prevalent, a group in California developed a type of behavior modification program that was very authoritarian and lasted one to two years. This original program, Sinanon, was later closed down by the state, but others used this model to develop programs that have become a favorite with the criminal justice system. Read more at this page: Therapeutic Communities

Methadone Detox and Methadone Maintenance

In the early 70s, America was facing a drug treatment crisis with heroin addicts being a major problem in most metropolitan centers. Without any effective drug treatment available and with strong profit motivation, methadone was introduced to the FDA as a viable solution. Methadone was first used to help someone step-down on his opiate intake by substituting methadone in place of illicit opiates. When these patients continued to relapse, it was decided that some people need to stay on methadone forever or at least for many years, so they created Methadone Maintenance. Read more at Methadone.

Long-term Biophysical Treatment

Biophysical treatment methods get the residue of the drugs out of the body. Through research, it has been found that the human body will store a residue, called a metabolite of the drug, in the dormant fat tissue of the body for many years after drug use/abuse. When a person stops using drugs, this residue of the fat-soluble drugs begins to be released back into the blood stream which causes cravings, anxiety, and depression in the addict who may be trying desperately to stop the cravings and curtail his use. This statement is taken from the page on Biophysical Treatment that can be reached by Clicking Here.

To learn more, read the dedicated page on Biophysical Alcohol and Drug Treatment and call Mac, who is the licensed profressional referrenced above and he has over twenty years of detailed experience in evaluating this modality of treatment. He is biased, but in his words, "I will always be on the side of treatment that works and support the best. It saved my loved ones life and I have seen what it has done for thousands of others. I have yet to find a program that comes close this modality's success, but if I do, I will change my bias."

Suboxone® or Buprenorphine

About eight years ago, the United States legalized the sale of buprenorphine as a substitute replacement medication for opiate addiction. The methadone industry fought the bill that would allow this drug, which has been used in Europe for many years, to used as methadone is used to help with withdrawals and as a replacement therapy. There are many advantages to buprenorphine and any one that is thinking of going to a NTP (Narcotic Treatment Program) or methadone clinic should read about buprenorphine before they ever decide to take methadone. Colorado Drug Rehab never recommends methadone as a choice when there are options. Learn more at this page: buprenorphine.php

Faith-Baed Treatment in Colorado

Many people are drawn to faith-based or Christian drug rehab over the traditional treatment. Usually this is because the family of the addict are religious and feel that a drug rehab with a faith orientation would be better than the usual 12-step recovery porgrams, even though the 12-step drug recovery does rely on its followers to accept a "higher power", it shies away from the use of God in its approach since many addicts have a negative history with guilt and other problems in accepting the idea that God can be an answer to their addiction problems. You can learn more at this page: faith_based_treatment.php

Medical Model Drug Rehab

Those drug rehabs that are categorized as medical model programs are generally thought of as treatment programs that have physicians making the clinical decisions about one's treatment and many times use other drugs to replace the cravings for the addict's drug of choice. Methadone Clinics would be an example of a medical model program as well as many of the drug treatment programs that are housed in traditional medical/surgical hospitals. Learn more at this page: medical_model.php

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