TUG Review Crew: Rookie
- Oct 5, 2009
- Reaction score
- Western US
Exactly right. It's 24-hour care that includes on-site group therapy, individual therapy and medical people on staff to monitor withdrawal processes, all in an environment intended to shield the patients while they work the programs. Quality therapy can be pricey. It would be considered medically necessary so highly likely the expense could be a tax deductible item.I think it's expensive because of staffing and they have a chef that prepares the meals. It's really crazy high. I wonder if it's deductible.
The 20% comes into play post-rehab because, while in rehap, patients live in a bubble, away from the pressures of normal day-to-day living. Can speak from experience that leaving that bubble and re-inserting yourself back into the "real world" it is a bit of a terrifying shock to the whole-body system. This is where a good support system, regular meetings and followup, and a desire to change make a huge difference.
Cindy, from your description, your son sounds extremely high functioning mentally. The process of "self medication" may be motivated by other underlying issues that have gone undiagnosed. Especially since he can go for long periods without drinking and then something "triggers" a binge. Good therapy will help him suss out what those triggers are for him to learn how to manage.
Completely concur with other posters related to Alanon for you and other family. It is a good place for you to find support for yourself so you can be there to better understand his process.
Will keep you all in our prayers. Recovery is a choice that has to be made daily. Am truly humbled to read how many generous TUG members have been willing to share their stories in this thread.