A home recovery program for alcohol or drug use will work for you if you have the right resources. There are currently thousands of self-help books that claim to help your overcome substance use, encourage you to build your confidence and self esteem or become a wealthier person. While many of the books claim results, very few offer effective results, especially regarding substance use. If you are investing in a program wouldn’t you want one that is evidence based and verified, to give you the lasting results you desire?
There are many benefits to completing a program at home. One of the best things about using an evidence based home program to overcome alcohol or drug use is the fact that it can be done in the privacy of your own home. This is a big benefit, especially for people that are uncomfortable with going to a residential program for a period of time. It also allows you to be in a comfortable environment at all times. Some people do not feel comfortable sitting in large meetings explaining their life issues in a group-therapy like setting, which is frequently common in treatment.
Another benefit to a home program is the fact that if you’re still working, there will be no time loss, or periods of time away from family. A large majority of employers include benefits for people who are struggling with alcohol or drug use, other employers are not so cooperative. Working in the evening or weekends can be a benefit to those who can’t miss work or whose employer is unwilling to let them miss work for a period of time. This can be a benefit for financial reasons as well.
If you are also unable to leave the family or may possess guilt, a home recovery program will work in your favor. Some feel guilty about leaving an elderly parent or they are single parents and are unable to leave their children for an extended period of time. Working on your alcohol or drug problems at home will allow you to still be present if the family truly needs you to be there when they need you the most.
There also is the cost involved with attending a residential program. Even with insurance you may still get charged with a hefty bill. Insurance often times only covers a portion of an inpatient stay. If you are asked to leave for any reason, insurance may bill you personally for the balance. Often time deposits or holding fees are not covered by insurance either. On average, an inpatient treatment stay can cost anywhere from $26,000 to $50,000 for a 30 day program. This also may not include traveling fees or any previous detox or aftercare costs such as recovery meetings or therapy. Although Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous is free, it has been self-proclaimed to have a 5% success rate.
There are self help programs that can stop your use after you complete it. There will be no continued needs for more self-help books down the road, or endless recovery meetings. The solution for you is Saint Jude Retreats Home Program. Our program is built on evidence and tried solutions that will work for you to leave substance use behind. The key to overcome substance use isn’t by believing you are diseased or sick, but rather by separating substance issues and life issues and working on each individually. People drink or use drugs for various reasons, maybe to deal with stress, a divorce, financial difficulties or anger, but these reasons do not cause substance use, they are excuses to use.
To move beyond habitual substance use, it is important to tackle these issues first and then self assess your past, present and future behaviors. Creating new goals for yourself will help you responsibly make better choices regarding drug or alcohol use moving forward in your life. At Saint Jude Retreats we give you a real solution that will change your life for the better!
Melissa writes for Saint Jude Retreats – a non 12 step retreat program for people with alcohol and drug problems. Through a self-empowering social/educational method known as Cognitive Behavioral Education (CBE), guests at Saint Jude’s are guided through a customized course that focuses on replacing drinking, drug use, or any other counterproductive behavior with positive thought processes and productive habits. If you would like learn more, please visit www.soberforever.net or call 1.888.424.2626.