Whether you're someone who is binge drinking occasionally or drinking what you feel is a bit too much daily; or you're struggling with a medication that has been prescribed to you or you just feel as if your recreational substance use has become or is becoming a problem for you, when you seek help from any kind of medical, psychological or addiction professional, that initial consultation has the potential to damage your career, reputation, and your future.
You may be thinking but what about HIPAA laws? Don't they protect my medical information? The answer is much different than you might think.
For insurance to pay for any kind of treatment, there must be a diagnosis. The diagnoses for substance use problems are Substance Use Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder. These diagnoses don't distinguish whether you drank to excess occasionally, had some problems coming off prescribed medications or were a daily methamphetamine user. These diagnoses are one-size-fits-all regardless of your problem, and when you get that diagnosis it follows you around forever. It can affect your current or future career, your ability to obtain and maintain a professional license; it can affect current or future litigation such as business litigation, divorce proceedings and child custody. It can affect your ability to get security clearance or become bonded. Certain prospective employers can obtain that information through background checks as can state and federal government agencies.
The AUD/SUD diagnosis is a lifelong diagnosis of a temporary problem that 1 in 4 people struggle with at some point in their lives. While data clearly and unequivocally shows that people get over their substance use problems (i.e. addiction) at a rate of 95% or better, the current thinking in this country, and the treatment offered is based on the theory that addiction is a progressive, incurable brain disease. This means that when you get that diagnosis, you may as well be tattooing "I'm an addict" on your forehead along with all of the negative stigma that goes with it, such as; I'm unstable, I'm a ticking time bomb, I'm untrustworthy, I'm unreliable, etc. While you know you're not those things, with that diagnosis that is what others will see.
There is only one place in the country where you can call that is completely confidential, and that will provide you with a permanent solution to your temporary problem, The Freedom Model. Changing your life doesn't have to cost tens of thousands of dollars and it doesn't have to cost you your future success. You can find a solution and move on with your life completely free. At the Freedom Model we're not treatment providers, we're solution providers. Call Us at 888-424-2626 We Are Ready To Help You.