there's been significant progress in the substance abuse treatment industry?
I'm skeptical about any real improvements, in the U.S. at least.
I became addicted to pain pills about 15 years ago.
Detox practices were draconian, rehab was costly and failure rates were high.
I tried multiple programs over several years before I finally reached some level of "success", stopped relapsing.
More recently a friend of mine is dealing with similar problems.
Granted, with the acceptance of suboxone, detox is much easier now.. as long as you can afford it.
Otherwise, everything else seems the same to me.
If you have insurance, rehab programs want you but success rates are still pretty grim.
Once the insurance runs out, you are dead to them.
Not that I have any great ideas how to fix things.
Addiction is just a tough nut to crack, even without all the complications of money/greed.