Silly Ne,,,Just a "dumb" trauma

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by DDD, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    It's been almost ten years since easy child/difficult child went to rehab. He was diagnosis'd as an alcoholic at thirteen or fourteen. When he was drunk last week he said "maybe I need to go to rehab?" Sadly, of course, I didn't and don't put any credance into that statement. But, just for the heck of it I looked at Fl. residential facilities and this one (very nice) program had on the Internet "often treatment is fully paid for by insurance". Hmmmmm. Yes he has BC/BS still available. Hmmmm..."maybe" I thought this group has sizable endowments??

    I called. Without skipping a beat the lady said "of course it depends on what policy you have". When I told her she laughed. Then she said "they only pay $2500" and our thirty day program costs $21,000 so you would have to pay the difference up front for him to be admitted." Yeah, right. What insurance company in the world pays $ 21,000 for a month's treatment???? I doubt Bill Gates or Ruperd Murdock has such a policy. Crazy.

    I just can't believe the advertisement said that. It isn't upsetting because I don't think he will ever be ready for a program anyway. How silly of me! DDD
  2. PatriotsGirl

    PatriotsGirl Guest

    $21,000 for a month??????? Oh my!!!! That is just crazy.
  3. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Bill Gates doesnt need that insurance policy, he just pulls out his check book.

    It is absurd how much these programs cost.
  4. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Geez, I guess the ad triggers alot of calls and maybe a decent percentage of the people are able to mortgage their homes or whatever. It just seemed so deceptive. DDD
  5. gottaloveem

    gottaloveem Active Member

    I wonder what the success rate is at $21,000 a month?
  6. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I imagine that there is a step down program that follows the initial thirty day program. Probably that is cheaper..maybe just $18,00 for the next month. DDD
  7. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    OMG. At that price the success rate should be 90-100 percent! whew!
  8. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    That's their standard program which, of course, has a catchy name. She added in the conversation that their xxx program is "considerably more" because each client has a counselor assigned to them. Wow!
    I would assume that would cost more. Didn't know any facility had that to offer. DDD
  9. Star*

    Star* call 911

    A million dollar a day place would only have a success rate of 1% if the client was a willing participant...ANyone claiming to have a "success rate" is full of beans.

    I sent you a PM.