Topic: finding the right treatment
It’s an illness that at different times seems to respond to everything and nothing. As in ‘everything works for someone, and nothing works for everyone.’
I never saw much difference between a lawyer or a doctor bitching about his job in group, and the same behavior from a CPA or a techie or a long-distance trucker.
Experience tells us that almost all of the wide variety of treatment strategies and models are around because they work well for someone.
What’s behind those fine-sounding terms on the website? Which provide useful information, and which are bells and whistles to enhance attractiveness?
Yet because the information is compiled by an outside firm, the program can trumpet ‘independently verified’ outcomes.
A shorter stay is cheaper and less disruptive to your life, but 90 day programs give you more time to master the skills of recovery.
There’s a third dimension to making the decision about which treatment will offer the best chance for recovery: Matching the characteristics of a program to an individual’s particular needs.
The Guide includes a step-by-step explanation of how intervention works and how to plan one for your addict/alcoholic.
That doesn’t mean you need a program that treats senior exclusively. It does suggest that you should concentrate your efforts on programs with access to physician care beyond simple detox.