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Drug Addiction Facts

  • It isn't uncommon for long-term chronic heroin users to experience persistent withdrawal symptoms for several months when coming off of the drug.
  • Serious side effects as a result of methamphetamine use which could be life threatening can include convulsions, dangerously high body temperature, stroke, cardiac arrhythmia, stomach cramps and shaking.
  • When abused, prescription stimulants can increase brain dopamine in a manner that is similar to other drugs of abuse such as methamphetamine, which in turn raises the risk of addiction.

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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Self Payment

Self Payment is required when someone's insurance won't cover the entire cost of treatment or will only cover some of it. In these cases, it may seem like a drawback but people in fact have a great deal of leverage due to the fact they can select whichever center they would like without the limitations from health insurers that so many individuals face. Likewise, rehabilitation centers will often provide payment assistance for people whose only option is self payment to help them get into treatment.

Medicaid

Certain rehabilitation programs will take Medicaid when the individual is not able to self pay or present some other type of private health insurance. Medicaid might pay for outpatient and short-term rehabilitation within a limited amount of programs, and in this case individuals may wish to explore the self pay option and drum up any resources they can to cover a more quality rehab facility which will produce better results, such as 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 forms of insurance or self payment aren't a choice. When someone doesn't have any private insurance and doesn't yet know whether they might qualify for state insurance, they should talk with their Social Services office in their area to figure out if they are and then fill out an application. The majority of state financed insurance will cover both outpatient and inpatient treatment, but typically only inside the state which offers the insurance coverage.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which program you are covered by, all private medical health insurance plans typically cover some sort of alcohol and drug rehabilitation service including outpatient rehabilitation to inpatient or residential drug and alcohol rehab centers. Individuals could possibly have to participate in a drug rehabilitation program which is in their network of providers and there could be other restrictions like the length of time their stay in rehabilitation is covered. Individuals can pick an excellent facility they like and speak with a rehabilitation counselor to ascertain if their insurance will cover it.

  • Fresh Start
    Fresh Start is an Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehab Center that is located at:

    1610 East 1st Street
    Duluth, MN. 55812

    If you would like to contact Fresh Start, you can reach them at 218-724-2945 x6.

    Fresh Start offers the following treatment services:
    Payment forms accepted: Self Payment, Medicaid, State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid), Private Health Insurance