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With substance abuse, the traditional approach has been to enter rehab leaving the real world for 28 or more days.
Unfortunately, residential rehab, which is the usual approach to treatment, is known to have very high relapse rates and very high costs.
That is why Rupert Case Management (RCM) is delivering transformative experiences for our clients.
Our client was a 29 year old cocaine addict. At age 18, his family had spent about $120,000 for rehab. He relapsed almost immediately.
RCM was retained by the family to organize a transformative experience.
We organized a winter camping trip. He slept in the bush for 9 nights. The temperature was minus 20. He was with two professional guides. One was a navy seal. The goal was to stay warm and survive which they did.
Once back in the city, he began an intensive outpatient programme with over 25 hours per week of deep therapy. The goal was to get to the root of the problem.
He also worked with his sober coach. They established healthy goals. He was committed to sobriety. His supportive and loving family paid for this transformative experience which was much more cost effective than rehab.
Rehab Is So 1970’s:
Residential rehab programmes cost $15,000 to $40,000 per month. Unfortunately, failure rates are very high. Rehab is proving to be a tired and ineffective treatment model.
The use of transformative experiences with supervised involvement in an intensive outpatient programme is much more effective and much less costly approach to treatment.
The deeper issues can be addressed with involvement in deep therapy.
New habits of attending group meetings can be established.
The intensive outpatient programme should be in place for up to 6 months.
After that the client can check in with his/her sober coach in a weekly aftercare programme that should continue for at least one more year.
Transformative experiences are the key to motivating substance abusers and engaging them in the challenge of being and staying sober.
Deeper issues can be addressed in the intensive outpatient programme. In many cases, rehab fails to provide this option.
And aftercare with a qualified sober coach continues after the intensive outpatient programme for at least one year.
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