SRS Opiate Addiction/rehab experience/suggestions

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  1. sholnay

    sholnay New Member

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    Anyone have any advice? stories? experiences? recommendations for rehab facilities?

    A family member is in to it pretty bad - we (family) are researching it all now. My life just got a lot more stressful.

    I spoke with an interventionist yesterday, other family members have been looking in to rehab facilities - but we aren't made of money, and they are not cheap. I do not want it to come down to money because this person means more to our family than money could ever replace - but that still doesn't mean we have piles of cash laying around. :hs:

    So, what is the purpose of this thread? I have heard several things about opiate addiction - and im wondering if there are any LONG TERM success stories in here. I dont really care if you are a mild user and haven't used for a couple days or weeks - I wish you luck in continuing sobriety - but I'm looking for recommendations/experiences with an actual rehab facility - technique etc..

    There are 'wonder' places that promise complete rehab in 5 days - there are others that offer full care for 3+ months... personal experiences would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you for all help/insight/recommendations/anything you might be able to offer.
     
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    A few choices -

    month - 3+ months, possibly a year or more?

    outpatient (live at home and go to a center 3-5 days a week)?

    group home?

    Are you planning to do to a detox to get it out of your system safely?
     
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    well, the route we are going to go and mainly because our family has done it before successfully is an intervention, the goal of which is to make the abuser/ victim aware that he needs help and that he has a lot of support behind him. I believe we would then have a rehab facility picked out that upon completion of the intervention, he would be able to go immediately. Opiate addiction is serious and I don't think that an outpatient type program is really an option. It has even been suggested to us that when picking a facility, we think about location and choose one further away from home (several states and in the middle of nowhere) so any drug resources are completely unavailable. I think the in patient rehab is the route we are going
     
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    The two programs our family has looked in to (more than just browsing) are the Narconon method and the Waismann method. Narconon has an average time of 3 months with 76% success and the Waismann is 6 days with 70% success. The price difference between the two programs is pretty significant - but the 6 day program seems a little - I dont know - sounds too good to be true...

    Anyone have experience with either?
     
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    It looks like the "Waismann" method is a detox method only. If you go the Waismann route, what do you plan to do after the detox?

    Recovery is more than just getting the drugs out of your system.
     
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    that's a great point.

    I'm going to bring that up in our personal discussion. I know that his issues run deep which is why I think a total care facility like the Narconon would be the best program for long term success.
     
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    Looks like you need professional help. Contact an interventionist or a substance abuse specialist in your area.

    Things usually go like this for the recovering addict -

    Detox (1-2 weeks)

    Rehab (1-3+ months)

    Outpatient Program (1-2 years or as needed). Mix 12 step with this and you have a pretty comprehensive game plan.
     
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    Is anyone actually reading the thread?

    1) I am not in need of help personally, I think that is clear.
    2) I know my family member does.
    3) I am looking for experiences/recommendations for actual rehab facilities etc.

    Thanks for the reply anyway.
     
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    Rehab facilities are all subjective. It matters more on the person, substance abusers will use ANY excuse to relapse and "the rehab" is one of the first they choose. If you want quality, stay away from state run facilities. Other then that, it is relative.
     
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    The desire of the addict is the most important thing. If they dont want to quit, then they wont quit. It could be a 2 year program, it doesnt matter. Honestly, i have seen just as much success in 12 steps programs than fancy hospitals. In fact, most hospitals refer people to 12 steps during and/or afterwords.

    If the desire and willingness is there, then anyone can recover, for free, in a 12 step program.

    Thats what i did, 9 1/2 years ago :)
     
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    Cornerstone of Recovery in Louisville, Tenn. Check it out.
     
  12. thatguyjeff

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    The most prevalent drug/alcohol rehab program is a 28 day program, also known as the "Minnesota Model."

    The folks at Hazelden developed it. The 28 days includes 72 hours of medically supervised detox, an introduction into a 12 step program, counseling, and therapy.

    There's a place in Wayzata, MN known as the, "Retreat" which loosely follows the 28 day model. But they do not offer medically supervised detox and there are no physicians on staff. Their inpatient program is relatively affordable, about $4,000 per month I believe.

    I know many people who have gone through the Retreat and most believe it to be a quality program, especially for the price.

    I myself went through Hazelden (twice) and found it to be excellent. But at over $30,000 for one month, unless you have insurance or are wealthy, isn't an option for most. Hazelden does offer "scholarship" programs for those in need. You could certainly check that out.

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Hazelden to anyone who has the means.
     
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    a controlled environment can definitely give someone the edge for starting out, I agree.
     
  14. polishillusion

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    Malibu model is the best for rich people - if you got the cash then its fucking great.
     
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    pm me if you want help.
     
  16. TaVeRaVe

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    "Letting someone know" they need help is never going to help anyone.

    When you have an Opiate addict on hand.....unless they really have some goals in life/things to look forward to, it's highly unlikely that they will recover with anything less than a 3 month.
     
  17. polishillusion

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    3 months is the quickest time for anyone, with anything, ever. I am two months into understanding overeating and I still need some more time.

    You may need years and years to get good.

    I knew a chick that needed 4 years in a group home after 6 months of Opiates, so get over the fact that it may take time.
     

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