How to pay for drug treatment

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How to pay for drug treatment

The problem with quality medical care of any kind and substance abuse certainly is part of that is that good quality care costs money. And it is hard to find an affordable treatment program that is going to give you good medical care. Now, you may have health insurance that will cover either part of or all of the treatment costs. You are going to have to check with the professionals. When you get somebody involved, they can look at your benefits. They can help you find that. But good, affordable treatment is hard to come by. There is not a lot of quality, low cost treatment centers. And when you look at treatment centers, you have to understand that in free treatment centers mostly the people that work at them went there. They stayed sober long enough to get some credentials and now they are working there. If you go to a place where you are going to be paying for your medical care just like anything else, you are going to get people with more education, more experience, and can help you to deal with the underlying problems. Again, it is not the substance abuse that needs to be addressed as much as the underlying problems. The substance abuse is but a symptom of the problem.

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Dan Cronin has been a Substance Abuse Expert, a leading figure in the fields of Alcohol and Drug Intervention, Alternative Sentencing and Case Management for over 20 years. His organizations, Dan Cronin Consulting and A.I.R., provide Alcohol and Drug Abuse Care Management throughout North America and the world, for individuals, corporations and organizations including the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer, where he is the Director of their Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Programs.

As a licensed Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor (LISAC, CADAC, CAS, CCS), Dan works closely with medical professionals in all aspects of addiction medicine. As part of Dan Cronin Consulting, Dan has teamed with renowned psychiatrist Dr. M. David Lewis, M.D., whose 30 years of experience has established him as a leading medical expert in the field. He also works with Dr. Brian F. Shaw, Ph.D., one of the top clinical psychologists in North America and co-founder of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). With them he has developed a specific model for Case Management that treats clients suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction. Working with his key executive Mellie Walker and the rest of his team at Dan Cronin Consulting, he’s implemented this substance rehab model nationwide and it is now used as a template in many referral agencies around the country.

Dan is also founder and director of AIR Alternatives, launched in 1997 to assist individuals and companies with Alternative Sentencing, including in-custody assessments, transportation and court follow-ups. AIR contracts with the courts throughout Los Angeles County, specializing addiction treatment center placement for individuals who face legal consequences due to addiction. Other members of the AIR team include DeAnne Soriano, Director of Operations, who has 10 years of experience and functions as direct liaison to the courts and Anthony Melillo, Assessment Specialist and transport coordinator with the firm for the last five years.

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