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    Businessman1 is offline Member
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    I just wanted to ask if anyone has found a 30 day inpatient program that takes insurance such as blue-cross blue shield?

    I'll go anywhere in the US for it.

    I was also wondering if anyone has been through one of these programs and would be willing to share what it was like.

    Everyone I spoke to after getting numbers on the internet spent a lot of time telling me the rules on no cell phones, computers, games, ipods etc. It left me wondering what I do all day??? 30 days in isolation sounds really boring.

    Any help and advice on where I could try would be appreciated.I promise I'll repay by reporting back on my experience.

    I'd get on a flight and go right now if I could...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Businessman1 View Post
    I just wanted to ask if anyone has found a 30 day inpatient program that takes insurance such as blue-cross blue shield?

    I'll go anywhere in the US for it.

    I was also wondering if anyone has been through one of these programs and would be willing to share what it was like.

    Everyone I spoke to after getting numbers on the internet spent a lot of time telling me the rules on no cell phones, computers, games, ipods etc. It left me wondering what I do all day??? 30 days in isolation sounds really boring.

    Any help and advice on where I could try would be appreciated.I promise I'll repay by reporting back on my experience.

    I'd get on a flight and go right now if I could...

    I would imagine that after you finish detoxing, you spend your days in classes and meetings. Boring might not be the correct word. You will spend that time getting your life back. Cant be any worse than how you are living now, and I mean living in addiction. Call your insurance company and they will tell you what places take your insurance. Or do research, you have a computer. Good luck!!

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    you get education on drug addiction, group therapy, one on one therapy, chores, peer interaction, occupational therapy, sports, NA and AA meetings, and most of all, they get in your head about just why you are a drug addict.
    been twice,
    hot seat aint a nice place,
    basically they break down all your walls, then build you back up again.

    good luck

    you wont have time to be bored, guarantee that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Businessman1 View Post
    I just wanted to ask if anyone has found a 30 day inpatient program that takes insurance such as blue-cross blue shield?

    I'll go anywhere in the US for it.

    I was also wondering if anyone has been through one of these programs and would be willing to share what it was like.

    Everyone I spoke to after getting numbers on the internet spent a lot of time telling me the rules on no cell phones, computers, games, ipods etc. It left me wondering what I do all day??? 30 days in isolation sounds really boring.

    Any help and advice on where I could try would be appreciated.I promise I'll repay by reporting back on my experience.

    I'd get on a flight and go right now if I could...



    I had a very good experience for a month at Cypress Creek Rehab Hospital in Houston. You can google it. It's close to the airport so it's a very short cab ride as well. After you get out and are clean we could smoke some ribs Texas style. Check it out. I know it will take your insurance. You don't get cell phones or computers or anything. All of your time is spent working on recovery. They assess your condition and admit you on the spot. I'm sure you would be accepted. God bless.

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    Hi Businessman
    If you go to the rehab in Houston we could pick you up at the airport. I was wondering how you were doing...???
    drop a line sometime ...
    Talk to you soon, Melinda

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    Thanks for the responses.

    I'm going to check in to a place on Tuesday. I gave up on the insurance thing. Anyone who has tried to figure that one out will know how hard it is to marry-up what you need with what they will pay for. It's a time-consuming and frustrating experience. You would have thought it would be as simple as calling them and asking for a list of places they cover. It isn't.

    I'm going to pay for it myself and save the time. It's expensive, but if I can get my life back it's worth it to me. I hate every day right now and have already wasted tens of thousands on "addiction specialists" who all know significantly less than most the people on this forum.

    I really want my life back

    cheekysod, I was wondering if you wouldn't mind sharing why you went twice and if it worked the second time?


    PS for doc.rose any advice that begins with "i would imagine" isn't that useful and you have no idea how I live now. You clearly know nothing about this topic so don't post. I'd prefer it if you never posted on one of my threads again; you just waste time for other people who may find the topic useful. Let's assume we all have computers and aren't complete morons so questions are asked for a reason.

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    hmmm, well, first time it was court ordered, so i wasnt particularly keen to get clean for me.
    second time was coz i wanted to, i did need to sort out some issues, which by doing so im sure it actually saved my life, (self destructive behaviour, long story)

    but no it didnt stick then either, this was quite some time ago, but they still do the same stuff, it took a lot longer to realize i needed to really want to get clean,
    tried methadone, that isnt clean.
    now subs, im on a low dose, so really i aint proper clean yet either, but ive been off the hard drugs since july last year, so i am livin more of a "normal" life.

    good luck man, i know how hard it is. I KNOW.

    all the best
    cheeky

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    I went to a mental health facility/rehab a few years back. I was there because of hallucinating induced by weed/crack use. I wasn't an addict then. So I spent 5 days and was released. There were addicts there though. We would spend our days in group therapy, hanging out in a living room sort of place, talking, playing games, doing puzzles, you get the idea. They would have movie nights. Bingo. We would go outside for long nature walks. Go to a huge cafeteria to eat. We could have daily visits. It was nice, every single person that I talked to at the time that knew I was in there came to see me at least once in those 5 days and the place was a pretty far drive. The counselors would all comment on how many people I had coming, not in a bad way.. it was really uncommon it amazed me too. We also had a "smoke room" which I heard they took away now. PA has the smoking ban now, I really think that's ashame that they took smoking away from places like that though. If you are a smoker that is one thing that you need to be able to do while in a place like that. I know that room was always packed. They also have hot tubs that you could earn time in. I never got in though. That's all I can think of right now. Good for you for wanting to change your life, I wish it was easier to work it out with the insurance. What about going to a hospital ER and telling them you need rehab, and letting them do the insurance work? That's how I was admitted and the insurance all worked out. I don't have BC/BS though.

    I am now a pain pill addict so I really feel your pain about withdrawal and work. It is the reason why I have such a hard time keeping a job these days (years). There is a Thomas Recipe for withdrawal that helps through the roughest physical days. The mental addiction is the hardest for me and most people, so hopefully in rehab they will be able to help you cope with that. I wish you all the best, please keep posting how you are doing! ((Hugs)) from Pennsylvania.. take care!!
    Jackie
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    I am SO sorry! My brain is working very slow obviously tonight. I got the last post that I read and this post combined together in my head.. that's why the last paragraph is about the Thomas Recipe and work. I'm so sorry again! I wish I would have caught that while I could still edit..

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