According to a 2015 study by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse, 6.2% of adults had Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), which is a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by a decreased ability to control alcohol use despite social, occupational, or health consequences. Those who have alcohol addiction are often unaware of the adverse effect their drinking has on their friends, family, and loved ones, as well as their own physical and mental health.
By: Jon Dower
Many families struggle to understand the cost of their loved one’s treatment. How much will it cost? Of these costs, what will my insurance cover? Are there any hidden fees? Will this leave me bankrupt? The stress of having an addicted individual in the family can be daunting enough on its own, and adding the stress of financing high-quality treatment can leave families feeling paralyzed. Here are a few things that can help you better understand the cost to your family:
By: Travis Watson, LPC
In my experience as a clinical manager at an inpatient drug and alcohol center, I have seen a lot of hardships that families face while their loved one is in treatment. Whether this is their first time in treatment or one of multiple inpatient stays, there are numerous efforts a family member can make to greatly support a loved one’s recovery.
You might think, “I’m not the addict, why should I do anything at all?” If you’re reading this, then you care enough to be informed on how to be appropriately involved and supportive. Here are several best practice efforts you can make to contribute toward your loved one’s treatment:
By: Jon Dower
Choosing the right addiction treatment center for your loved one is a daunting task. Whether you have already researched extensively, are just getting started, or are overwhelmed and ready to make a hasty decision, there are many common mistakes in this new and unfamiliar process, and the best choices aren't always obvious.
Our consulting services can help you find your way, but to get you started, here are the five most common mistakes in choosing an addiction treatment center: