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Drug Addiction Facts

  • The elevated risk of heart attack among marijuana users may be caused by marijuana raising blood pressure and heart rate and reducing the blood's capacity to carry oxygen.
  • More than half a million visits to hospital emergency rooms a year are drug-related.
  • Codeine is often prescribed in the form of syrup to treat the common cough, and "Purple Drank" is a slang term for codeine cough syrup which is combined with Sprite or Mountain Dew and pieces of Jolly Rancher candy for illicit abuse. The concoction takes on a purplish hue, hence the name Purple Drank.

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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Hospital Inpatient

Hospital inpatient services are available to anybody that must be safely managed through detoxification services when seriously addicted to alcohol and drugs, or who requires a better spectrum of care such as somebody who has a dual diagnosis so also needs mental health services as part of their rehabilitation process. There are both short-term and long-term hospital inpatient services offered.

Outpatient

Outpatient solutions are on the lower end of the spectrum of treatment solutions regarding intensity of care, since the individual will be able to preserve their lifestyle in lots of ways with no commitment of having to be in a rehab center while receiving treatment services. While this may appear ideal it may not provide the required change of surroundings than lots of people in rehabilitation require to have a productive rehab.

Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders

Individuals with co-occurring mental and drug abuse issues are what are identified in the field of drug and alcohol treatment as dual diagnosis clients. These individuals must deal with both disorders whilst in rehab in order to find resolution due to the fact one typically triggers the other. Fortunately, there are many drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities who are able to specifically hone in on the challenges that persons with co-occurring mental and drug use disorders face so that they can not only become abstinent but mentally stable and also able to lead a much better quality lifestyle and never want to self medicate with drugs and alcohol.

Persons With HIV/AIDS

Persons with HIV/AIDS who may need substance abuse treatment will frequently need solutions beyond what a standard alcohol and drug rehabilitation program will be able to deliver. Due to the fact extensive healthcare services will often be a key part of the physical recovery process for addicts with HIV/AIDS, who most likely have experienced a progression and worsening of the disease due to their habit, it is vital that these clients receive the medical care needed together with any treatment solutions for drug abuse issue.

Gays and Lesbians

It is essential that gays and lesbians acquire excellent treatment solutions within a rehab setting which is discreet and has treatment specialists at their disposal who understand the distinctive problems which they experience in life. Because drug use for gays and lesbians may also be triggered because of the problems they face because of their sexual preference, a facility which can help them handle these issues and give them the confidence they may have lacked before arriving in rehab can be quite a crucial aspect of rehab for gay and lesbian clients.

Seniors/Older Adults

Seniors and older adults who struggle with substance abuse could have distinctive challenges they must conquer whilst in rehabilitation, which treatment specialists within the program they decide to be a part of should be keen of to ensure a full recovery is possible. So for seniors and older adults, it is advisable to pick a center which is familiar with helping seniors and older adults tackle the unique life and drug use issues that these clients face which may include a wider spectrum of services including health care and the like.

Criminal Justice Clients

Criminal justice clients find their way into treatment as part of a court order to fulfill part of their sentencing for any drug offense. Criminal justice clients in drug and alcohol treatment often receive reduced sentences, fines etc. when cooperating with drug and alcohol rehabilitation requirements enforced with them as part of sentencing especially naturally when successfully completing a drug rehabilitation facility.

Spanish

Not all drug treatment facilities possess the staff or wherewithal to cater to the requirements of Spanish speaking clientele, but luckily there are more and more centers that will do so because the need for Spanish services is higher than previously. Therapy, study information and the like are now frequently obtainable in Spanish in both long and short terms programs which deliver inpatient or residential treatment and outpatient Spanish rehab is also available around the country.

Self Payment

Self Payment is needed when someone's insurance isn't going to pay for the total cost of treatment or will only pay for part of it. In these cases, it may seem like a disadvantage but individuals in fact have a great deal of leverage simply because they can select whichever facility they want without the limitations from health insurance companies that so many people encounter. Likewise, treatment facilities will usually provide payment assistance for individuals whose only option is self payment to help them get into treatment.

Medicaid

Certain treatment centers accept Medicaid if the individual is unable to self pay or present some other kind of private medical health insurance. Medicaid may possibly pay for outpatient and short-term treatment within a limited amount of facilities, and in this case individuals may want to explore the self pay option and drum up any resources they are able to to cover a more quality rehabilitation center which will produce better results, say for example a long-term residential drug treatment program.

Medicare

Medicare recipients can receive rehabilitation at alcohol and drug rehab centers 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 doctor, who must help in setting up the individual's rehabilitation strategy. Inpatient services are provided through Medicare Medicare Part A, with up front costs being similar to any other type of hospital stay, and outpatient rehab being covered through Medicare Part B.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which plan you are covered by, all private medical insurance plans generally cover some kind of drug and alcohol treatment service including outpatient rehabilitation to inpatient or residential drug rehabilitation programs. Individuals could have to take part in a drug rehabilitation program that is within their network of providers and there may be other limitations for example the length of time their stay in rehabilitation is covered. Individuals can pick an excellent facility they like and speak with a treatment counselor to determine if their insurance covers it.

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

Military insurance including VA and Tricare does cover the expenses of certain drug abuse rehabilitation services. Detox services, outpatient and inpatient centers as well as partial hospitalization are covered by military insurance, although military members may require pre-authorization and in that case they can liaise with their VA or Tricare consultant. There can be some restrictions about just how long a stay in inpatient alcohol and drug rehab is allowed, and all of these questions can be answered before you begin rehabilitation so that it's clear how much time and individual can stay in the rehab center of preference.

  • Clement J Zablocki VAMC
    Clement J Zablocki VAMC is a Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center that is located at:

    5000 West National Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI. 53295

    If you would like to contact Clement J Zablocki VAMC, you can reach them at 414-384-2000 x44795.

    Clement J Zablocki VAMC offers the following treatment services: Hospital Inpatient, Outpatient, Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders, Persons With Hiv/Aids, Gays And Lesbians, Seniors/Older Adults, Criminal Justice Clients, Spanish
    Payment forms accepted: Self Payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private Health Insurance, Military Insurance (E.G., Va, Tricare)

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