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Drug Addiction Facts

  • In 2012 the average age of new meth users was approximately 20 years old.
  • The increase in serotonin caused by Ecstasy which produces a high also results in a low because the drug also interferes with its synthesis which leads to a considerable depletion of serotonin. As a result, it takes the human brain a significant amount of time to rebuild the store of serotonin needed to perform important physiological and psychological functions.
  • Meth is most often abused for days on end known as a "binge", whereby users often forego sleep and food to use meth.

Addiction-treatment-center.jpgOnce you have decided to make a change and get help for your addiction problem, the next step is to explaore your treatment facility options. Keep in mind that there is no one-size fits all facility. The most effective way to find an appropriate treatment program that meets your particular needs is to speak with an addiction treatment professional who can assess your specific situation and give you various treatment facility options based on your exact needs. We can help you with this. Simply call our Drug Treatment Help-Line at 1-877-683-7818 and you will be connected to an addiction treatment specialist who can help you find the correct treatment program for you.

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Outpatient

Outpatient services are on the low end of the spectrum of rehab services regarding level of care, because the individual is able to preserve their lifestyle in many ways with no commitment of needing to be in a treatment center while receiving treatment services. Even if this may seem perfect it will not provide the required change of surroundings than a lot of people in treatment have to have to experience a successful rehab.

Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders

Individuals with co-occurring mental and drug use problems are what are known in the field of drug rehab as dual diagnosis clients. These clients must tackle both disorders while in rehabilitation to find resolution because one typically triggers the other. Fortunately, there are numerous drug rehab programs that can specifically address the problems that persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse issues face to enable them to not only become abstinent but mentally stable and also able to lead a much better quality lifestyle and not wish to self medicate with drugs and alcohol.

Gays and Lesbians

It is essential that gays and lesbians receive quality treatment solutions within a rehabilitation environment which is discreet and has rehab specialists available to them who comprehend the unique challenges that they experience in life. Because drug abuse for gays and lesbians may also be triggered by the problems they face due to their sexual preference, a facility which can help them handle these issues and give them the confidence that they've lacked prior to arriving in rehab could be a crucial aspect of rehabilitation for gay and lesbian clients.

Spanish

Not all drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs possess the staff or wherewithal to focus on the needs of Spanish speaking clients, but fortunately there are more and more programs that are able to do so because the necessity for Spanish services is higher than previously. Therapy, study information and stuff like that are actually very often obtainable in Spanish in both long and short terms programs which deliver inpatient or residential rehab and outpatient Spanish rehab is available too around the country.

Self Payment

Self Payment is required when someone's insurance isn't going to cover the total cost of rehab or will only cover part of it. In these situations, it may appear like a drawback but people in fact have a great deal of leverage due to the fact they can choose whichever program they would like without the restrictions from health insurance companies that so many men and women face. Likewise, rehabilitation facilities will frequently offer payment assistance for people whose only choice is self payment to help them get into treatment.

Medicaid

Certain rehab centers will take Medicaid in the event the individual is unable to self pay or present another kind of private health insurance. Medicaid may only pay for outpatient and short-term rehabilitation in a limited amount of programs, and in this case individuals may want to investigate the self pay option and come up with up any resources they can to pay for a more quality treatment facility which will get better results, such as a long-term residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.

State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid)

State financed insurance other than Medicaid may be used to cover the costs of alcohol and drug rehab if other forms of insurance or self payment aren't a choice. If someone doesn't have any private insurance and doesn't yet know whether they may be eligible for state insurance, they should check with their Social Services office within their area to determine if they are and then fill out an application. Most state financed insurance will handle both outpatient and inpatient rehab, but typically only in the state which provides the insurance coverage.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which program you are covered by, all private health care insurance plans generally cover some kind of drug and alcohol rehabilitation service ranging from outpatient treatment to inpatient or residential drug rehab centers. Individuals may have to take part in an alcohol and drug treatment facility that's within their network of providers and there can be other limitations for example the amount of time their stay in treatment is covered. Individuals can pick a quality facility they prefer and consult with a rehabilitation counselor to ascertain if their insurance will handle it.

Military Insurance (E.G., Va, Tricare)

Military insurance which includes VA and Tricare does cover the price of particular drug abuse treatment services. Detox services, outpatient and inpatient programs and also partial hospitalization are all covered by military insurance, although military members may require pre-authorization and in that case they can speak with their VA or Tricare consultant. There might be some restrictions about just how long a stay in inpatient drug and alcohol treatment is allowed, and every one of these questions will be answered prior to starting treatment so that it is clear just how long and individual can stay in the rehabilitation center of choice.

Sliding Fee Scale

A sliding fee scale can be a payment assistance option offered by numerous drug rehab facilities to help help individuals afford rehabilitation where this may not have been doable initially. As an example, one client's fee for rehab could possibly be different and less than another person whose financial situation is better making them more prepared to pay for the full expense of rehab. Registrars consider additional factors apart from income including amount of dependents to ascertain the final cost and using the sliding scale.

  • Access Family Services
    Access Family Services is a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program that is located at:

    2633 West Boulevard
    Charlotte, NC. 28208

    If you would like to contact Access Family Services, you can reach them at 704-521-4977.

    Access Family Services offers the following treatment services: Outpatient, Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders, Gays And Lesbians, Spanish
    Payment forms accepted: Self Payment, Medicaid, State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid), Private Health Insurance, Military Insurance (E.G., Va, Tricare), Sliding Fee Scale (Fee Is Based On Income And Other Factors)