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Addiction Network


[block]0[/block]The Basics

Addiction Network, which also goes by the name Elite Rehab Placement, is a 24-hour phone line and website that serves as a referral resource for those searching for addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one. Addiction Network is able to match individuals with detox, inpatient and outpatient programs that assist with substance abuse, dual diagnosis and eating disorders, just to name a few. It has relationships with faith-based, non-abstinence based, 12-step, non-12-step, holistic and clinical treatment centers. While its website allows searching through a number of filters such as cost, location, demographic or specific substance, oftentimes there are not resources listed in particular states and the user is directed back to contact information for Elite Rehab Placement. Addiction Network does offer a call-in service where a person can speak to an “addiction specialist” and “insurance verification specialist,” usually someone in recovery, who can assist with the process of selecting the appropriate rehab. Addiction Network is based in Southern California but can work with clients outside of the state.

The Process

The receptionist asks the caller to identify him or herself by name and asks whether he or she is calling on behalf of themselves or a loved one. After the caller establishes who’s in need of help, Addiction Network reps ask the caller to confirm whether the person struggling is willing to get help. If caller is reaching out on behalf of a loved one and believes he or she might not be willing or ready yet, Addiction Network recommends that they still proceed with the search process in hopes of being able to present options to the person in need.

Details regarding insurance coverage are requested in the initial phone call. The name of the insurance company and the person’s member identification number are preferable but not required; Addiction Network can potentially gather the information it needs with the person’s full name and the name of their insurance company or type of policy. According to the team at Addiction Network, there are no insurance companies that are necessarily better than others but the extensiveness of their substance use disorder treatment coverage can vary.

Addiction Network does help people who do not want to go through insurance but they don’t recommend it because it’s usually significantly more costly and there is no downside to going through insurance. Once insurance details have been confirmed, the receptionist connects the client with a lead counselor.

In order to be connected to a lead counselor, the caller must provide his or her name and phone number for a return call. When someone ultimately is connected to a lead counselor, a file is created with basic information about the case and the name of the person in need of treatment, even if it’s just a first name. The lead counselors are either in recovery or have worked in the field. They are not actual counselors but are are titled “addiction specialists.”

The Rehabs

Addiction Network primarily works with mid-range to high-end placement, ranging from $18,000 to $30,000 for 30 days of residential treatment. For those seeking longer stays, 60- or 90-day plans are also available. The bulk of the inpatient treatment programs it recommends emphasize individual over group therapy, have on-site medical staffs and upscale accommodations with private or a max of two people per bedroom. Physical activity and good nutrition are also always part of its go-to suggested facilities. As previously mentioned, medication management and other psychiatric resources for co-occurring disorders can also be factored into the decision making process.

Addiction Network’s main facilities include Avalon MalibuCalifornia Coast, a detox and inpatient treatment program combined; Get Real Recovery, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)/sober living hybrid in the beachside town of San Juan Capistrano, California; Luminance Recovery, a holistic treatment program that caters to dual diagnosis clients, also in San Juan Capistrano, California; Monarch Shores, another holistic seaside program that offers both 12-step and SMART Recovery; New Start, a detox network in Southern California; Sober Spot Recovery, an outpatient facility with emphasis on treating co-occurring disorders in Laguna Hills, California; Sovereign Health, a multi-faceted network based in San Clemente, California but with locations in Arizona, Florida and Utah; and South Coast Counseling and Psychological Services (now known as Wel-Mor Psychology Group, Inc.), an Orange County staple with IOP options in multiple locations.

Currently Addiction Network prioritizes facilities it works with in Oregon, Washington and California (though it’s worth noting that all of the featured facilities on its site are in California) but should none of those options be deemed a good fit for the client, they say they can try to find others.

Additional Information

Other related services that can be provided by Addiction Network include arranging an introduction to organizations that can provide interventionists or professionals armed with the skills to assist with legal/court issues.

There is no charge for the client to utilize the services of Addiction Network. Addiction Network does not generally refer to rehabs outside of the country but can upon request.

In Summary

A user-friendly website and a number of treatment options all make Addition Network a solid option for those seeking treatment. The process of trying to get clean and sober can be very overwhelming but taking the action to begin recovery doesn’t have to be.

Addiction Network Phone Number

Want to learn more about Addiction Network? Reach Addiction Network by phone at (877) 755-1490 or by email. Find Addiction Network on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

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  1. Addicfrtion network tv ad is pathetic. Hopefully, treatment plans are better than this commercial. The “doctor” in this tv ad appears to be a patient. Awful awful awful.

  2. A DISEASE!!!!!! My ass!!! My daughters mom left her when she was a year old due to her ADDICTION!!!! Everyone needs to quit treating this like its a disease. A disease is something someone gets who doesn’t have a choice, so don’t even think about trying to excuse your shitty choice on disease. And why is it called the addiction network if its a “disease”??

    • Ian
      I hear your feeling level reasonings. Definitely a person feels abandoned and hurt by a family member who is addicted. However, it is a disease by all definitions.
      There is an initial choice to drink or not to drink. Some people can use with no problems. Others cannot. If a person has an addictive personality, once they begin using, it is a disease and they really have no control. Treatment is necessary. Your reasoning would be like saying heart disease is not a disease because a person ate cholesterol laden food their whole life and thus their disease was avoidable. If you ever drank or used pain killing drugs, then you are as guilty as the person who became addicted – just luckier.

  3. For all the small minded, weak, miserable, and lonely individuals out there who believe addiction is a life choice, well I feel bad for you. Govt., big pharma, our healthcare system for the most but not all spend billions on getting poppy all across the world and putting it on the plates infront of us when given the opportunity. Sports injuries, many all scholastic/world athletes become addicts after injuries and a failed healthcare system, our veterans who dedicate their lives having to do unthinkable acts of war come home to unlimited amounts of benzos and suboxone taxpayer expense yes, children and teens who have dificult surgeries given massive amounts of fentanyl and sent home with 3 months of percocets, these just to name a few. Maybe if big pharma did not hand out millions in kickbacks to the Dr’s who can presrcibe the most opiates/suboxone/methodone we would not be in this epidemic, or if pharma funded govt stepped up and put an end to suboxone and methodone a more addictive substance than any oxycontin or heroine, both suboxone and methodone are the poison that will take every good part of you away before you realize it’s too late. It is all around us and be fortunate you did not have an injury, or maybe wisdom teeth taken out and your mother did not realize to take away the vidodin, or a veteran of war asking for help to get through the day, you see you people who belive addiction is a life choice are the ones who do and say exactly what they are told, the ones who cannot think for themselves, outside the box, the ones who do just enough to get by in their miserable lonely lives. Facts my friends.

    • Bull$#!t that it is a life choice. Alcoholism might be a life choice – opiates aren’t. Long term use means the body needs it continuously. It’s interaction with brain chemicals in producing its high is not a “life choice”, but rather a fact of life: You give anyone sufficient opium for four months or better, then that person will *absolutely* become addicted to it. There are no long term opium users who are not addicts, and it is not some decision made, but rather a very straightforward biological process.

      All the more, the fact withdrawal from opiates are SO horrific (absolute worst thing in this world, bar none: You’d *much* rather cut your own arm off than endure that for a week nonstop!), which again is not some choice, but from unquestionable and irrefutable medical/biological processes, all leads to the same path: Opiate addiction is indeed a disease for all intents and purposes. It is a disease the same exact way schizophrenia or bipolar disorder is a disease: All affecting the brain, and all are something no one makes a conscious choice to have.

      To further differentiate this here, I’ll go to my comment on alcoholism: That could be called a “life choice” because there is *NOT* that absolute and undeniable change in biochemistry which leads to/causes addiction. The alcoholic makes a conscious decision every day to get drunk. They like the feel of it. But if they were to stop, aside from a few VERY rare cases, there is no Alcoholic Withdrawal. There aren’t the same sort of neurochemical rewards processes the brain gets hooked on in such a way as with opioids.

      So although I don’t necessarily see a huge problem with opioids as most others do, save for those cases where a person destroys their entire life/blindly risks ODing -meaning I think there are people who can indeed function just fine in life as opioid addicts. This, all the way to the point that opioid addiction can even be life *saving* as it’s only the rarest of the all-time rarest exceptional rares who commit suicide whilst a using opiate addict… if such a thing has ever even happened once (I cannot fathom there having been any depressed soul who, while feeling the euphoric high, ever took their own life… all of that being said, opioid addiction is 110% a disease and medical problem, not some absurdist “life choice” or personal issue.

      Perhaps the very start of it *was* a “life choice”, to be sure – at least for some. But even then? Well, I hate to break it to ya, but probably 80%+ were not even life choices to start out with: Being introduced to the utopian bliss that is opium by way of a legitimate and necessary prescription from a doctor. As such, even before it became a “medical problem or disease”, it wasn’t necessarily a choice the sufferer made; starting out due to another, wholly separate medical problem all its own that necessitated such a prescription for the patient.

      Oh, and btwz – my reason for even reading this article to begin with? Those commercials are hilariously bad and comical jokes. Seems to me a scam any which way you look at it: Nobody ethical that’s also a medical referral type deal makes enough $$$ as to pay for such widespread advertising on TV, nor do they have any reason to advertise thusly. I *particularly* love the badge the crazy guy is wearing around his neck: Just a totally blank ID badge that someone printed THE ADDICTION NETWORK on! Laughable, if these people weren’t exploiting those in need of ofttimes life saving treatment.

      The only rehabs these “people” refer folks to are those that pony up the cash to join the “Network” and fund their little scummy empire. So people aren’t being referred to the very best possible treatment centers, but rather the most unscrupulous or desperate who pay a bunch of nobodies cash to advertise their services. This therefore is far more a collective ad campaign for rehab places, coming at the expense of those who need such unscrupulous vulturism the very absolute least of anyone.

  4. Telling addicts that they can not stop on their own adds to the feeling of helplessness. According to government statistics most people who succeed, do it on their own. It’s possible these commercials do more harm than good.

  5. Scamorama.

    The “Addiction Network” is like those very small print “we are not actually lawyers” ads trolling for plaintiffs who have been, or imagine that they are, victims of medical or pharmaceutical malpractice and knocking down commissions for the referrals. The “stethoscope and scrubs” getup, and the shouting (Call the Addiction Network NOW!!!) should warn you about this con game, unless you’re really stupid.

  6. John,
    Whether addiction is a disease or not, it certainly leaves carnage behind. That being said, it often is difficult to get addicts to accept that they’re addicts and for some, by the time they realize the trouble they’re in it can be too late.

  7. Don’t kid yourself, addiction IS a disease. We all know what happens when we don’t deal with our addiction: someone dies, or even worse, they hurt others.

  8. The way they advertise, especially on TV, has a lot to be desired. The pitchman who appears onscreen wearing a stethoscope is identified as an actor. He tries to shame viewers into calling their “network” for treatment, which I find repulsive and unethical. Their preoccupation with the client’s ability to pay is another red flag. Using another name, this company’s business practices are questionable. In considering treatment for a family member, I would not use them. I’m surprised they haven’t already been shut down.

    • I just googled this site for the same reason…the guy with the stethoscope. This just cheapens the whole deal. An addict knows another addict, and one wearing a stethoscope is not a good calling card. You need a new marketing company. I know one that can help…

  9. I called them for help I dont have money so they told me have a nice day so much for they want to help people they only car about money fuck them.

  10. I am a CACIII, substance abuse counselor. I get calls all the time from these people asking if someone in my house suffering from drugs or alcohol. They are more than rude. There is no reason for the continued calls, as no help is needed. I spoke to a supervisor, asking for the calls to stop. I still get the calls. The call from the other day, I called the number back, the call came in on. That number doesn’t even exist. This is totally 100% SCAM. Do not contact these people.

  11. There has to be some tax payer money going to this outfit. The cost of the spots purchased across many outlets is a tremendous amount of ad dollars and I can’t see how this “call in” service could afford it without lots of government money. Someone needs to investigate this group ASAP.

    BTW check the young man who “was addicted to crack cocaine. He is the spitting image of the “Doctor” at the end. Looks like a younger brother.

  12. Addiction is not a disease, it’s a choice. Cancer is a disease, people don’t choose to get cancer, people choose to drink and take drugs. So quit calling it a disease

    • Addiction Network’s latest commercial re-enforces this emphatically. ” I took whatever I could get my hands on.” Sure does sound like heart disease, something that you would search out and cling to with everything you can muster.

      “DISEASE noun: a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavorable environmental factors; illness; sickness; ailment”. A disease is something that attacks the human body without any action by the human.

      “ADDICTION noun: the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma”. An addiction DOES NOT ATTACK THE BODY without a conscious decision of the human.

      Who has the pull to start a movement to have these commercials pulled from promoting their “service” to the public?? They are a FRAUD . . . . .

    • Gabriel starnes on

      I didn’t choose to brash my neck nor did I choose rheumatoid arthritis MS and lupus anymore than I suppose you choose closed mindedness. Only a fool can pretend to know anything about something they know nothing about.

    • Gabriel starnes on

      I didn’t choose to break my neck nor did I choose rheumatoid arthritis MS and lupus anymore than I suppose you choose closed mindedness. Only a fool can pretend to know anything about something they know nothing about.

  13. I wonder how much of their cost goes to paying for UNSOLICITED Phone Calls in violation of the Federal Do Not Call List??? If they cannot understand something as simple as the Federal Do Not Call Registry… do you REALLY want to trust them with your health & sobriety? Think about it…


    I’ll have to stick with AA.

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