Feel ripped off by Rehab because you didn't recover?

This is the return e-mail Wits Inn received in responce to an announcement we sent out informing followers of our old Wordpress Blog http://wirecovery.wordpress.com that we have switched to Blogger. Asking people to follow us at http//:get.wirecovery.com 
 
Pls stop emailing me.
was the subject line 
Angry Addict yelling at his cell phone
Angry, frustrated, and looking for help

On Sat, Apr 5, 2014 at 5:39 PM, Robert wrote:
Hi Lori,

This is how I know the rehab programs are poss not legit. I'd rather be wrong so please email me and prove i'm wrong. Then i'll gladly do IOP there.

Thanks a lot

On Apr 5, 2014, at 7:40 PM, Loriann Witte <loriann.witte@gmail.com> wrote:
     Pardon me, I do not understand the statement "This is how I know the rehab programs are poss not legit"????
     Please explain. I am writing to ask you to read and follow my blog and letting you know about the subjects I write about.
     At one time my blog was in a Word Press formate - but now I write in the new Google Blogger.http://get.wirecovery.com 

If you are interested in a rehab program you can call Donnie 949-292-2000
http://www.wirecovery.com/

I can remove you from our e-mail list if that's what you are asking.
Loriann

On Apr 7, 2014, at 2:25 AM, Loriann Witte <loriann.witte@gmail.com

wrote:

You have either called for our services, or I got your business card from some other source. Somehow your e-mail was on our mailing list, but I have removed it.
You will not receive mail through these channels again. If you need my help, you have my info.
Loriann 

On Sat, Apr 5, 2014 at 7:49 PM, Robert wrote 

I 'm sorry , but do we know each other? It's an honest question, that's not being sarcastic.

Thanks.

Robert

So I wrote back to him to explain why I e-mailed him in the 1st place

In his next e-mail to me we started getting down to his details. 
His information was very touching. 

Robert
1:43 PM (22 hours ago)
to me



Loriann,

My deepest apologies. I thought you were affiliated with a rehab in Malibu, the "treatment center" that literally stole my CC, my very last $10,000 and committed medical insurance fraud on myself and many others who were admitted.

I am an physician w/ a long 15 yr history of daily meth use put all of his eggs in the Malibu rehab basket and got burned.

I have been homeless with my dog living in my car for 6 months since then not knowing if there is a future sober actor (my passion) or whether I am going to continue to drown at 42 (my current age).

So I thought you were spamming me and/or associated w/ the program director of the Malibu center.

I desperately need a residential or IOP facility ASAP,

B
Robert

This message stood out to me as from some one who was hurting, disgruntled but still reaching out. Attorneys have cautioned me not to work with disgruntled families or addicts. Especially when they tell me up front that they believe they have been ripped of by another rehab or are demonizing any person or entity as the real reason behind their problems. After 20+ years working with addicts I understand this concept and I also understand addicts are confused and often angry. 
     I have a long standing personal policy that I go ahead and talk to any caller if I have time. As a clean addict with information and a listening ear to offer just being a witness to another soul. 

tired suffering addict holds his head in frustration
Addicts don't know who they can trust
The solution is to trust God
or the Goodness in your inside self
A rehab is going to give you at least a pause in the hurt you are doing to yourself & others

Loriann Witte loriann.witte@gmail.com
12:09 PM (0 minutes ago)


Hi Robert,
     My heart goes out to your reversal of fortune. I feel glad you have your dogs with you. My dog is my dearest friend. It maybe tough to get into a program with the dogs.
     I don't know what your financial situation is all of the way but I will make a suggestion based on you staying in your car all of these months.
I'll assume you don't have much money. If you have family that would still be willing to help you then their are a lot of options.
     I personally was an IV meth addict for 6 years back east before I moved on to opiates and coke out here in California. I now have 20+ years clean, and basically work as a writer, wish is what I always wanted to do since childhood. 

marijuana, Heroin, benzos, pain pills, oxycontin,crack, cocaine, meth, alcohol
The people who write the
Rehab program's concepts
Understand Addiction and Recovery 
      I lived fairly homeless in motels and with friends for many years because I wasn't organized enough to manage to rent a place. I could have lived with my family but couldn't be around them, & didn't want to hear any of the helpful suggestions.
      I got clean in UCI hospital for 6 weeks with endocarditis, then went to a goofy recovery home ran by a man with less than a year clean himself. I knew I had to change my life so I said I was willing to go anywhere to get some help, I also knew I couldn't be clean if I went back to the streets. I don't know how you feel about religion but there is a supper low cost place that might take you. It's a Christian treatment for under $500 a month. I guess they get funding from a church.
     Wits Inn is $10K a month plus food & meds. We prefer weekly payments of $2500. But we have 3 clients right now and we generally only accept 2 people at a time into my house.
     Now if you could get money together then you can say what you want and what you can afford. We will assess your situation to help you know what you need, as far as medical detox, psychiatrist, or to go to a place were they specialize in working with professionals, like yourself. It could be uplifting for you to be around other educated people, so you can see you are not alone. Addiction can take away so much good stuff taking people to some very low places. 
Wits Inn recovery services logo and phone number
We are here to help 
      We also have a referral service, If you have health insurance or a cash budget to work with you can call Donny at 949-292-2000. He is a good guy. I find him easy to talk to. He's been through his own tough times too. The people in recovery got here from walking a couple hundred thousand miles of bad road just like you. Don't be afraid of us. 
     Hey I have met Chris the program director that you don't trust. I don't know him well, but I know people who know him and speak kindly of him. Other professionals seem to like him well enough. Try not to demonize people. That's a part of addiction. I don't even understand how a recovery place can rip people off. Even if you are administratively discharged it is according to your own actions. Like usually for drug use or drinking, fighting, being non compliant, getting into a sexual relationship with another client, or being blatantly disrespectful or disruptive with staff or clients.
      Most every treatment places will tell you when you admit that there are no refunds. That might have been foreign information to you as a Doctor coming from a hospital background where all billing is daily and per procedure. 
    An important part of an addict keeping a commitment is for them to make a commitment. The client must agree and understand coming in that if they decide to leave all funds are forfeited. 
     The obsession to use can strike at any point. Having a commitment to live up to is one of the tools used to help recovering people stay involved in a positive process. 
     It is also the way rehabs stay in business once they line up a treatment plan & team of professionals they have to be paid. No business could operate based on the mood swings brought on by addiction. The up front money you pay for an admission is not in your personal savings account. 
    Wits Inn has made a new policy to work with payments on a weekly basis (with no refunds) so people are not on the hook for things they may not be able to live up to.        The nature of working with the disease of addiction as a physical, psychological, and a disorder of cynicism (or soul issues). Addicts have a hard time with trust in general, and tend to not believe in anything. 
      
     Part of this is often 'post traumatic stress issues' from life events and part of it is the chronic use of drugs or alcohol which messes up the brain chemistry darkening the frontal lobs (as seen in the lab tests). Active addiction lights up the midbrain, the old animal brain used for survival.
Faith, love, values, our conscious, plans for the future, and spirituality is handled in the frontal lobs, and they are the first to go off line with even a little intoxication.
     People have a drink so they can laugh, flirt, dance, and be loose. That's because even the beginning effects of intoxicants dulls the sharpness of the frontal lob functions. Well as addiction progress more and more brain function is changed and the basic survival functions are forced to take over. That's how we can live in a less and less acceptable
states than our fully functioning self would have accepted. It can get really low, as we can see with the bums in the street.
     Back east we saw alcoholics rolling the sidewalks of Pittsburgh on skateboards because they had lost their legs to frost bite drinking outside in the winter. Now that is a true story. It's a common sight, 1st they begin to lose fingers, then still can quit and get themselves to safety.
Likely I presumptuous and out of my depth as a drug councilor to try to explain brain function to a Doctor but I am trying to share the insight I believe and what helps me.
     You are more highly educated than I am. I am a real alcoholic and drug addict who has found a way out of that and I have been studying everything I can get next to for all of my years of working in this field.
My desire in writing to you is to come up with some statement that you can hang onto enough to set you in a positive direction that will get you into treatment with an open mind.
     Hearing that you are suspicious of treatment centers and feel a well respected pro in our field is a no good guy, is not a plus for you. It's Ok though, a lot of get started with those types of misgivings. As I say it is a part of our nature in addictive addiction.

     The reason you have gotten this much attention from me is because you kept writing back. Clean addicts love helping addicts that want help.
Keep this in mind as you call trying to get accepted into a place. If you have money you can get in easier of course. If you don't have money you have to keep calling lots of places until somebody notices you and decides to make it happen. The dogs make it much more than double difficult. See if they can stay somewhere is your best move. While you are looking for a program, start going to 12-step meetings.
     It is really ok to go to meetings high. Some meetings ask you not to share (speak during the meeting) but you can try to talk to the guys after the meeting. Look online for the meeting schedules. Keep going to the same meetings everyday so people will get to know you. Go early and ask if you can help set up, like the chairs or the coffee.
      Kind of leave the ladies alone. Men talking to men is the best way to start. Be very respectful of everybody. Since you are on meth and they are not, be careful not to be hyper-verbal with the people who are willing to talk to you. Try to stay on the subject of recovery and don't talk space talk. This is not me judging you in anyway, I just know how we can be when we are high around straight people. You are there to learn how to treat the sober people and blend in. 
       The inner circle of AA's or NA's are doing good, the goal is to learn to live like that. The people who are still using and drinking or chasing the girls are there to. The people are the edges can only teach you more about what you already know "How to be an active addict". There are only 2 kinds of addicts, Active addicts and Recovering inactive addicts. Accepting this truth is the 1st step in the 12 steps.
     Ok if you have just a little money try calling this place if you are willing. If you can get $ or private insurance help call Donny 949-292-2000. Private insurance only. Donny can get some people on the Obama Care insurance and get them into some place in Huntington Beach for a $500 co-pay, it's a process, but done fairly quickly, I think.

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8:26 PM (15 hours ago)




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Here is the original email that I sent out that started this whole conversation 

On Apr 5, 2014, at 12:29 PM, Loriann Witte <loriann.witte@gmail.com> wrote:
Please follow our new Blog 


You are a follower of our Wits Inn Word Press blog from a couple of years ago........ We are now in Blogger.  

Thanks,
Loriann Witte CAC, RAS, NCDAI

I write articles about drug and alcohol interventions, recovery, and spirituality
   I write timely articles about what is happening in addiction and recovery, as well as the higher level of thinking that people can achieve. I also write about what families go through on this journey with their loved ones.  This is interesting stuff that is occurring all over the world but mostly gets talked about only as the crisis. Recovering addicts and their families are among us.  Understanding that the depths of despair in addiction are often followed by the highs of joy in giving back to humanity in recovery is a consciousness that can raise the spirits of the populous.
   I am a believer in spreading the good news of what’s going on for mankind. Popular journalism is very busy telling the daily worse of the worst bad news.  That market is well covered.  My work is not the ‘war on drugs’. I do what I can to see the possibilities for each person to raise about their present circumstances.
   My stories have developed over twenty plus years personally conducting family interventions for drug and alcohol sufferer's families.
   My intention is to write some warm & fuzzy messages of hope for families who are disturbed by someone they love who is dealing with substance abuse.  I believe most everyone today has a 1st or at least 2nd degree person in their relationships who is acting out intoxication issues.
Loriann Witte CAC You can Google my name to see more about me
and my work

On Apr 5, 2014, at 12:29 PM, Loriann Witte <loriann.witte@gmail.com> wrote:

Please follow our new Blog

http://get.wirecovery.com

You are a follower of our Wits Inn Word Press blog from a couple of years ago........ We are now in Blogger.

Thanks,
Loriann Witte CAC, RAS, NCDAI

I write articles about drug and alcohol interventions, recovery, and spirituality

I write timely articles about what is happening in addiction and recovery, as well as the higher level of thinking that people can achieve. I also write about what families go through on this journey with their loved ones. This is interesting stuff that is occurring all over the world but mostly gets talked about only as the crisis. Recovering addicts and their families are among us. Understanding that the depths of despair in addiction are often followed by the highs of joy in giving back to humanity in recovery is a consciousness that can raise the spirits of the populous.

I am a believer in spreading the good news of what’s going on for mankind. Popular journalism is very busy telling the daily worse of the worst bad news. That market is well covered. My work is not the ‘war on drugs’. I do what I can to see the possibilities for each person to raise about their present circumstances.

My stories have developed over twenty plus years personally conducting family interventions for drug and alcohol sufferer's families.

My intention is to write some warm & fuzzy messages of hope for families who are disturbed by someone they love who is dealing with substance abuse. I believe most everyone today has a 1st or at least 2nd degree person in their relationships who is acting out intoxication issues. Loriann Witte CAC 
You can Google my name to see more about me and my work.
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