The ultimate ‘what you need to know’ guide for navigating the confusing world of addiction treatment, insurance coverage, and recovery.
Imagine you are awakened by a call at 3 a.m., informing you that your loved one is in crisis due to addiction or mental illness. Maybe he or she has been incarcerated, hospitalized, or left for dead from an overdose. Who would you turn to and what would you do next?
Walter Wolf got that very call when his own family member was in crisis . There was no playbook, but Walter knew who to call — a friend in the treatment world who knew exactly what to do. And that got him thinking about the $42 billion unregulated treatment industry with its share of grifters and 1-800 toll-free call centers standing by to promise you anything to get your credit card number. Who protects the uninitiated terrified to the point of doing anything they're told to save their loved one? Wolf knew something had to change.
Families hit by addiction like Wolf’s needed a “how-to” book on finding the right treatment at the right rehab. Since that book didn’t exist, he wrote it himself. From intervention to recovery, The Right Rehab is a step-by-step guide that details how to identify and access treatment options available to all individuals and families, no matter how plentiful or spare their resources. Due to Walter's relationships with the most ethical and renowned professionals in the treatment world, he is able to explain the treatment plan principled experts insist is the most evidence-based, dependable, and customizable for the individual who is fully committed to sobriety. The Right Rehab is for the millions of vulnerable, terrified and uninitiated families who need to know what to do first, next, and into the future, while protecting them from programs that don’t work. No one wants to get that call, but many can see it coming. Arm yourself ahead of time with this clear, concise, and easy-to-follow guide to getting the right help for your loved one.
Walter Wolf is the pen name for a 30-year veteran of the entertainment industry whose career of producing studio and independent films included working with directors such as Wolfgang Petersen, John McTiernan and Ivan Reitman. Due to his family’s journey through addiction and recovery, he began receiving a multitude of calls asking for help from individuals and families also hit by the same scourge. Now he runs his own consulting business for families in need, helping them find the best help, the right rehab, for their loved ones.
Note to Reader
Chapter 1 — Breaking the Glass
Chapter 2 — What is Treatment?
Chapter 3 — The Right Rehab
Chapter 4 — Intervention
Chapter 5 — The Right Plan
Chapter 6 — How to Get Treatment
Chapter 7 — Cheat Sheet: A Summary of What You Need to Know Now
Chapter 8 — Aftermath: What We Need To Do
About the Author
The Right Rehab is a step-by-step guide that details how to identify and access treatment options available to all individuals and families, no matter how plentiful or spare their resources. Due to Walter's relationships with the most ethical and renowned professionals in the treatment world, he is able to explain the treatment plan principled experts insist is the most evidence-based, dependable, and customizable for the individual who is fully committed to sobriety.
Self-help books can be found by the hundreds in book stores. Some aren't worth the paper they are printed on; others are so valuable you should snap them up the moment you see them. The Right Rehab by Walter Wolf falls in the latter category. It provides a simple, easy to understand and follow, step-by-step process by which anyone can seek help for a loved one who is caught in the thralls of addiction or mental illness…. But all you need to do to recognize the value yourself is pick up the book and start reading—especially if you have someone in your life who is experiencing drug addiction and/or mental illness. This is a self-help book that leaves all of the others in the dust.
When addiction infiltrates families, it dictates the direction of their lives. We only change that with a recovery roadmap. This book is the compass families need to point them in the right direction.
A necessary and timely book dealing with a serious health issue that is mostly ignored. The Right Rehab is an easily understandable book about the serious issue of drug disease and how to deal with it. A must read for anyone dealing with the drug dependency disease. As a father who lost a son to this disease, I wish the book were written when it would have helped me most.
A must-read guide for anyone trying to make sense of the confusing world of addiction treatment, insurance coverage, and the various aspects of recovery. This is an important and relevant book that will not only educate, but most importantly help save lives.
An amazing resource for every family. From intervention to sustained recovery, Walter Wolf has provided a ‘what you need to know’ road map to navigate your way down the addiction treatment highway.
Required reading for those who come face-to-face with addiction of a loved one. Told with crystal clarity, The Right Rehab gives expert advice on addiction recovery from therapeutic choices to payment options. It is a wealth of knowledge.
The Right Rehab is every family’s frame of reference when searching for a loved one’s addiction treatment. It is invaluable.
The Right Rehab shows families how to learn the strategies for coping with an addicted family member, ensure their resources are well-spent, are effective over the long-term, and begin the process of repairing the very real PTSD that can come from the chaos of addiction and serious mental illness.
The Right Rehab should be required reading for every parent when their loved-one needs treatment for substance use and/or mental disorder.
Based on his very own personal experience, Walter Wolf composed this amazing step-by-step guide on how to be prepared to make pivotal decisions if substance abuse strikes your family. A must read for every afflicted family desperately trying to save a loved one.
Finding the right treatment for you or your loved one can be the difference between success or failure or, in many cases, life or death. Walter Wolf knows this field and through The Right Rehab brilliantly navigates the complicated labyrinth of addiction treatment.
This is a remarkable book and irreplaceable resource for any family dealing with substance use and mental health crises. Mr. Wolf has produced the most effective, cogent, comprehensive and clear how-to-guide for helping a loved one in need. In my experience as a lawyer with decades of sobriety, working in the field of lawyer recovery and wellness, The Right Rehab is the single best available guide to what we need to know about treatment options and recovery. I personally recommend that anyone who faces family substance use issues get this book and become familiar with it. It will save lives.
What a tremendous resource for not only those suffering from alcoholism and addiction, but just as importantly for their friends and family. The detail in this book is impeccable. It is such a well-written, comprehensive guide that helps one navigate the early questions of “What do we do?” through all of the twists and turns, until those afflicted with this disease are in sustained, life-long recovery. Walter Wolf is tremendous, God bless him!
A real strength of this book is the ability to take complex, daunting situations and break them down into more understandable and manageable elements. The combination of practical information and concrete, straightforward steps should provide a valuable resource in helping families and loved ones impacted by addiction obtain the assistance so desperately needed.
As a criminal defense attorney, I have many clients in desperate need of drug rehabilitation and mental health intervention. Mr. Wolf has helped guide me, my clients, and their families to and through the right places for each person’s very particular situation. He not only knows what facilities are available across the nation, but knows how to interface with them, and how to navigate the insurance maze. He is a true expert. This book serves as an excellent guide to anyone dealing with these issues.
Masterful! Mr. Wolf outlines vital information families must know, and critical steps families must take to ensure that they are making an informed decision about treatment for a loved one. Recovery is a very real possibility with the correct diagnoses and treatment plan that is individualized, integrated and intentional.
Mr. Wolf has written an explicit and thorough guide through the labyrinth that is modern drug and alcohol treatment in America today. Anyone seeking help for a friend or family member suffering from the disease of addiction should read this book.
For over 25 years, I have witnessed families and clients in crisis rush to find the best treatment option. Mr. Wolf succinctly details what should be considered when seeking help. This book is a beautiful guide and a true gift. Thank you, Mr. Wolf for writing a comprehensive, easy- to-understand resource to assist those in need.
In the past three decades, addiction treatment and recovery have become a big industry. Anytime an industry experiences rapid growth, the field can range from intelligent and thoughtful care to charlatans and creeps out to make the fastest buck. Walter's book, inspired by his desire to care for a family member, is a practical and concise guide to finding the proper treatment for family members facing the heartbreaking crisis of addiction.
This book can save lives. The Right Rehab: A Guide to Addiction and Mental Illness Recovery When Crisis Hits Your Family is so well written, organized and presented, that it is imperative that this practical and throughly 'reader friendly' resource be a part of every community, counseling center, college, and university library Mental Health, Mood Disorder, Substance Abuse, and Parenting collection.
10/16/21, Kim Pagano Show KVTA-AM: The author was interviewed about the book.
10/25/21, Your Partner In Success Radio: The author discussed the book with host Denise Griffitts.
10/27/21, Authority/Thrive: Wolf was interviewed as part of a “Heroes of the Addiction Crisis" series.
10/28/21, Frankie Boyer Show: The author was interviewed about the book.
11/8/21, The Phoenix Spirit: This book is included in a roundup of new titles focusing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being.
11/14/21, Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper: The book was excerpted featuring six key lessons families will learn on the journey to recovery.
11/24/21, KMIR NBC-TV Palm Springs: The author was interviewed about the book