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: