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Each year Americans spend over $27 million of their own money on nontraditional medical treatments, including acupuncture, homeopathy, and chiropractic therapies. This trend has not been lost on health insurers. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina was the first insurer in the state to develop a plan called Alt Med Blue. Several other state HMOs have since added an alt med component to their programs.
A substance abuse counselor had a dream about creating a house offering a place for recovering from substance abuse. The dream made a reality in 1995 serves recovering women who are either pregnant or caring for a child under the age of five. Also offering a place to successfully transition into society, it fulfills this mission through teaching skills in recovery, parenting, and independent living. Helping also with their transition are individual and group counseling, self-care groups, case management, and crisis intervention.