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Drug Addiction Facts

  • Older adults who drink put themselves at higher risks for falls, car crashes, and other unintentional injuries.
  • When used in the treatment of opiate addiction, methadone maintenance suppresses withdrawal symptoms for 24 to 36 hours.
  • Long-term methamphetamine use can result in extreme weight loss because the drug suppresses appetite.

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 low end of the spectrum of treatment solutions regarding level of care, as the individual can preserve their lifestyle in several ways without the commitment of needing to remain in a rehabilitation facility while receiving rehab services. While this might seem ideal it might not provide the much needed change of environment than many individuals in treatment have to have to have a productive rehab.

Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders

Individuals with co-occurring mental and drug abuse disorders are what are recognized in the field of alcohol and drug rehab as dual diagnosis clients. These clients must tackle both disorders whilst in rehabilitation in order to find resolution due to the fact one often triggers the other. Luckily, there are lots of drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs who can specifically hone in on the issues that persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse issues face so that they can not just become sober but mentally stable and also able to lead a much higher quality lifestyle and never want to self medicate with drugs and alcohol.

Persons With HIV/AIDS

Persons with HIV/AIDS who are in need of substance abuse rehab will often need solutions beyond what a standard alcohol and drug rehab program can deliver. Due to the fact extensive medical solutions tend to be a vital part of the physical process of healing for addicts with HIV/AIDS, who most likely have experienced a progression and worsening of the disease due to their addiction, it is important that these clients receive the medical care required along with any rehab solutions for substance abuse problem.

Gays and Lesbians

It is crucial that gays and lesbians obtain excellent rehabilitation services within a rehabilitation setting that's discreet and with rehab specialists at their disposal who understand the unique challenges they experience in life. Because drug use for gays and lesbians may also be triggered because of the challenges they face because of their sexual preference, a facility which can help them handle these issues and give them the peace of mind they may have lacked prior to arriving in treatment can be a crucial part of rehab for gay and lesbian clients.

Seniors/Older Adults

Seniors and older adults who have trouble with drug abuse may have unique challenges they must overcome during treatment, which rehabilitation specialists in the facility they decide to take part in should be keen of to ensure a complete recovery is possible. So for seniors and older adults, it is advisable to pick a rehab which is familiar with helping seniors and older adults handle the unique life and substance abuse problems that these clients face which may include a wider spectrum of services including medical treatment and the like.

Criminal Justice Clients

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

Self Payment

Self Payment is required when someone's insurance won't pay for the entire cost of treatment or will only pay for part of it. In these situations, it may seem like a drawback but people really have a great deal of leverage due to the fact they can select whichever facility they would like without the limitations from health insurance companies that so many men and women face. In addition, treatment centers will usually offer payment assistance for individuals whose only option is self payment to help them get into rehab.

Medicaid

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

State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid)

State financed insurance other than Medicaid may be used to cover the costs of alcohol and drug rehabilitation if other kinds of insurance or self payment aren't a possibility. If someone doesn't have private insurance and doesn't yet know if they could be eligible for state insurance, they should consult their Social Services office within their area to figure out if they are and then apply. The majority of state financed insurance covers both outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation, but generally only inside the state which offers the insurance.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which plan you are covered by, all private health insurance plans generally cover some form of drug rehab service including outpatient rehab to inpatient or residential alcohol and drug rehab facilities. Individuals could possibly have to take part in a drug and alcohol rehab facility which is within their network of providers and there might be other restrictions like how long their stay in rehab is covered. Individuals can choose a good program they like and meet with a treatment specialist to determine if their insurance will cover it.

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

Military insurance which includes VA and Tricare does cover the costs of particular substance abuse rehabilitation solutions. Detoxification services, outpatient and inpatient facilities along with partial hospitalization are all covered by military insurance, although military members may need pre-authorization in which case they can liaise with their VA or Tricare representative. There could be some restrictions regarding how long a stay in inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation is permitted, and all of these questions will be answered before you start treatment so that it is clear how much time and individual can remain in the rehab center of choice.

  • First Things First
    First Things First is a Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment Program that is located at:

    2519 North Hillcrest Parkway
    Altoona, WI. 54720

    If you would like to contact First Things First , you can reach them at 715-832-8432.

    First Things First offers the following treatment services: Outpatient, Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders, Persons With Hiv/Aids, Gays And Lesbians, Seniors/Older Adults, Criminal Justice Clients
    Payment forms accepted: Self Payment, Medicaid, State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid), Private Health Insurance, Military Insurance (E.G., Va, Tricare)