Topic: types of treatment
Too many doctors worry about “those people” showing up in the waiting room. They don’t particularly want to be known as a resource for the addicted.
If addiction really is a brain disorder based in complex adaptations to a substance, then who’s to say those adaptations won’t occur with a different drug?
That’s why I’d welcome more research into the tapering process, with an eye to improving success rates.
We have to ensure the safety and security of those who reside there. It’s not the sort of business that naturally self-regulates. That’s what government is for.
As any case manager knows, making a referral can be a challenge, since many fall by the wayside during transition to another provider, different therapist, etc.
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.
The experience of addicts and alcoholics, particularly at the lower end of the socioeconomic scale, makes it clear that we could use more inpatient resources, not fewer.