Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About: Who pays for most sober living stays?
Who pays for most sober living stays
A recent study stated that it takes nearly as much money to care for an adult who is going through a long-term alcohol or drug addiction, as it does to treat a person who has just had a cardiac procedure. The same study also found that having an adult suffering from either one of these addictions in your home or in your care can cost more than a million dollars. Yet, it takes four times as much money to care for an individual with a mental illness such as bipolar disorder. Well, what if there was a way to decrease the amount of money we would need to spend on long-term mental health care for both adults and children? If there were, how could we use it to benefit our community? If you believe in just a little bit of good will, sharing some of that wealth with the least fortunate in our society, then this could be the idea that you have been searching for. Well, maybe you aren’t so greedy after all. Maybe the reason that you don’t want to do this is because you don’t think you can do it. If you are able to contribute money for drug abuse treatment, perhaps this is something that could change your thinking. Do you think that it makes sense to provide drugs and alcohol to our children when they go to school and to our adults when they live at home? What about doing so while they are at home living with their parents? Isn’t it more logical to treat drug abuse and alcoholism in a family setting? Do you think that a family member can do what needs to be done for you as you get into and out of sober living? Aren’t you tired of picking up the tab and getting no assistance whatsoever? Is this how you want to be treated? You and your loved ones deserve better. Consider how much money you can save by not letting your child drink the tainted liquid concoction called alcohol or drugs. How much money would you save by treating drug abuse or alcohol abuse as a disease, rather than a choice? Treatment should begin in early childhood. Then we can start treatment for alcohol and drug addiction in the families where it is needed. It can cost a lot to treat mental illness but even more to treat addiction to these drugs and alcohol. The whole point of helping a family is that their children will not only be less likely to develop these problems in adulthood, but they will be less likely to be victims of them as well. They will not pay for most sober living stays that a drug or alcohol addict will pay for in jail or recovery. In the early stages of treatment, it might seem that families who are trying to find help will let their families down. They may even become resentful and lead you to believe that families are doomed if they cannot save their loved ones. This attitude is holding back families and possibly preventing many of them from living a life that they could live without the crippling fear of addiction. Isn’t it important to do your part? If you are willing to spend money to get a treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, then you should also be willing to spend money to prevent it. Alcohol and drug abuse should be treated like any other disease. Not like a food or a car that might just “fall off the cliff” at any time, but like an illness, with a cure that is easier to receive if you get started early enough.