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Drug Addiction Facts

  • Research has shown that marijuana can produce a range of transient psychotic symptoms and cognitive deficits, such as deficits in learning, short-term memory, working memory, executive function, abstract ability, decision-making and attention.
  • When drugs like Ritalin and Adderall are prescribed in routine pediatric doses, they commonly cause hypertension, which can lead to an enlarged heart.
  • Some studies suggest that a marijuana user's risk of heart attack during the first hour after having smoked the drug is four times his or her usual risk.

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 solutions are on the bottom end of the spectrum of rehab services regarding level of care, because the individual is able to keep their lifestyle in several ways with no commitment of having to be in a rehab facility while undergoing rehab services. Even if this might appear ideal it will not provide the required change of atmosphere than a lot of people in recovery require to experience a successful rehab.

Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders

Individuals with co-occurring mental and substance abuse issues are what are known in the field of drug and alcohol rehab as dual diagnosis clients. These individuals must address both disorders while in treatment to find resolution due to the fact one typically triggers the other. Fortunately, there are numerous drug treatment centers who can specifically hone in on the issues that persons with co-occurring mental and drug use disorders face in order to not merely become sober but mentally stable and also able to lead a much higher quality lifestyle and never feel the need to self medicate with alcohol and drugs.

Criminal Justice Clients

Criminal justice clients get into rehab as part of a court order to meet part of their sentencing for any drug offense. Criminal justice clients in drug and alcohol treatment often receive reduced penalties, fines etc. when being cooperative with drug treatment specifications enforced on them in sentencing and particularly of course when successfully graduating a drug rehabilitation center.

Spanish

Not all drug and alcohol treatment centers have the staff or wherewithal to cater to the needs of Spanish speaking clientele, but fortunately there are more and more facilities that will do so because the need for Spanish services is higher than ever before. Therapy, study information and so on are now frequently available in Spanish in both short and long terms centers which deliver inpatient or residential treatment and outpatient Spanish rehabilitation is also available around the country.

Self Payment

Self Payment is necessary when someone's insurance isn't going to pay for the entire cost of rehab or will only cover some of it. In these situations, it may appear like a drawback but individuals really have a much more leverage simply because they can select whichever center they would like without the limitations from health insurers that so many men and women encounter. Likewise, rehab centers will usually provide payment assistance for people whose only choice is self payment to help them get into rehab.

Medicaid

Some rehabilitation programs accept Medicaid in the event the individual is unable to self pay or present some other kind of private medical health insurance. Medicaid may only pay for outpatient and short-term treatment inside a limited amount of facilities, and in cases like this individuals might want to investigate the self pay option and come up with up any resources they're able to to fund a more quality rehab program that will get better results, like a long-term residential drug rehabilitation center.

Medicare

Medicare recipients can seek treatment at drug rehab facilities which deliver either inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation when the center is included in the network of Medicare-participating providers and with the consent of their Medicare appointed physician, who must help in establishing the individual's rehab plan. Inpatient solutions are provided through Medicare Part A, with up front costs being the same as any other type of hospital stay, and outpatient treatment being paid for through Medicare Part B.

State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid)

State financed insurance other than Medicaid can be used to cover the costs of alcohol and drug treatment if other forms of insurance or self payment aren't a possibility. If someone does not have any private insurance and doesn't yet know whether they may qualify for state insurance, they should check with their Social Services office within their area to ascertain if they are and then apply. The majority of state financed insurance will cover both outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation, but typically only in the state which provides the insurance.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which program you are covered by, all private health insurance plans generally cover some sort of alcohol and drug treatment service which range from outpatient rehab to inpatient or residential drug and alcohol rehab programs. Individuals could possibly have to take part in a drug treatment program that is in their network of providers and there could be other limitations like just how long their stay in rehab is covered. Individuals can choose a good facility they prefer and meet with a treatment specialist to find out if their insurance will cover it.

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

Military insurance such as VA and Tricare does cover the expenses of certain drug abuse rehab services. Detoxification services, outpatient and inpatient programs as well as partial hospitalization are covered by military insurance, although military members may require pre-authorization in which case they can speak with their VA or Tricare representative. There may be some limitations concerning the length of time a stay in inpatient drug rehab is allowed, and every one of these questions can be answered before you begin treatment so that it is clear how long and individual can remain in the rehabilitation facility of choice.

Sliding Fee Scale

A sliding fee scale can be a payment assistance option made available from many different drug rehabilitation facilities to help help clients afford rehab where this may not have been possible initially. For example, one client's price for rehabilitation could possibly be different and less than somebody else whose financial situation is better making them better able to spend the money for full cost of rehab. Registrars take into consideration additional circumstances besides income including amount of dependents to ascertain the ultimate cost and using the sliding scale.

  • Berks Counseling Center
    Berks Counseling Center is a Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehab Facility that is located at:

    645 Penn Street
    Reading, PA. 19601

    If you would like to contact Berks Counseling Center, you can reach them at 610-373-4281.

    Berks Counseling Center offers the following treatment services: Outpatient, Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders, Criminal Justice Clients, Spanish
    Payment forms accepted: Self Payment, Medicaid, Medicare, 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)