We went all the way there and they could tell he didn't have a problem with alcohol and said if they took him in, they would make him leave by tomorrow because he wouldn't be showing any signs of alcohol withdrawal which is totally different then opiate and the insurance wouldn't cover it. I guess some insurance companies, like mine, have decided that since opiate withdrawal isn't life threatening, like alcohol withdrawal, that they just aren't covering it and that people can quit cold turkey and even though they feel like they are dyeing, they won't!! They do cover outpatient opiate treatment though, just not inpatient. So he is here on my couch again for another night because I don't have the heart to send him out to sleep in his car since it's freezing out tonight and we are supposed to get 3-5 inches of snow overnight. Tomorrow morning I am taking him to the outpatient clinic that he hooked up with a few weeks ago and stopped going because after two days they still hadn't put him on the suboxone and he couldn't handle it and went out and used. I'm bringing him there in the morning and I told him he just has to beg to see a clinician and tell them he needs to start the suboxone a.s.a.p. so he can go to work and function so he can have a paycheck to pay for a place to live. He's just going to have to make the outpatient program work because he has no other choice. Once he's on the suboxone and working the program, then he can hopefully get into a soberhouse. I just can't believe that he's so ready to do the right thing, and the insurance is making it impossible. They said we could do private pay which would be 3 nights of detox at the toon of around $2000.00. If it was a guarantee I would do it in a minute, but we all know that is like throwing money right out the window because 3 days of detox with no rehab afterwards is a waste of everyone's time. So for one more night the cabinets and bedroom doors are locked. Pocketbook doesn't leave my side and I count the minutes until tomorrow morning and hope the outpatient clinic comes through for him. I haven't lived this way in a very long time!!