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I am in Pa. & alcohol is the issue.
I have suffered early childhood trauma & was able to "cope" with it until the age of 36 when my abuser passed away. At that time, things became difficult for me and I started to drink socially. Shortly thereafter,I began to drink every single day to the point of passing out. I had never consumed alcohol up until this point. I am hating myself for what I have become and have no insurance or any way of paying for rehab. I need this so badly and firmly believe that it will kill me soon if I cannot find help. I am desperate!
The only "free help" for alcohol is typically groups like "AA" or if you don't like their approach, "Rational recovery" is a lot less religious. You may want to check with Medical Schools to see if any clinical trials are going on.
That's what I was afraid of. I need to be in an in-house program. AA isn't enough for me. Very scary.
It's sad that there isn't any program anywhere for people without insurance who happen to be sick.
There is absolutely no evidence that inpatient is more effective than outpatient. Most insurance companies won't even pay for it any more. I know you are desperate. Put that desperation into a self help group.
I guess I will try that,maybe. I firmly believe that I need intensive treatment.Thanks for your advice.
good luck. it will be hard