Hi! i'm Rod Libbey Exec Director at Janus of Santa Cruz, a local non-profit that has provided treatment for alcohol and other drugs for over 30 years. We are multi-modality which means we have everything from detox to resdidential to day treatment to outpatient to methadone and perinatal (pregnant and postpartum women and their kids) treatment. I've been in this business since 1970 which tells you 2 things: 1. I'm really old and 2. I know at least a little about this field.
Rehab- its a word that seems to be everywhere these days. From Dr. Drew and those other (awful) rehab TV shows to the strange and wondrous happenings of Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan, we are forced to hear a lot of questionable information on the topic, and tempted to form some opinions as well. Well, that's how its always been with the subject of alcohol and other drugs. While the field has truly advanced in what is known about the disease, personal experience and 'real' stories often contradict the science of treatment. Another way to say that what you have to say on this topic is just about as valid as what I might say. SO, next, what works and what doesn't in treatment. I look forward to it.