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Drug Addiction Facts

  • Methadone is a synthetic opiate prescription drug which is used as "maintenance" treatment for heroin and other opiate addiction, because it curbs cravings for opiates and other opioid prescription drugs and also prevents withdrawal from these drugs.
  • Intramuscular heroin injection produces a slightly slower onset of heroin's euphoric feeling, taking approximately 5 to 8 minutes.
  • A many as 40% of college students misusing prescription stimulant drugs use intranasal delivery (snorting).

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 anyone who needs to be safely managed through detoxification services when seriously dependent to drugs and/or alcohol, or who wants a better spectrum of care such as someone who has a dual diagnosis and also requires mental health services as part of their rehab process. You can find both short-term and long-term hospital inpatient services accessible.

ASL or Other Assistance for Hearing Impaired

The hearing impaired are often prone to alcoholism and drug and alcohol use due to the problems that their impairment impose on them. While detection of the issue is often difficult among the hearing impaired, you will find ASL and other assistance services available for them when drug abuse treatment is necessary. Aside from ASL, such services might include assistive listening tools and captioned video materials so that deaf and hearing impaired folks are getting the help they require in drug rehabilitation.

Self Payment

Self Payment is required when someone's insurance won't pay for the entire cost of rehab or will only cover some of it. In these instances, it may seem like a drawback but individuals in fact have a much more leverage due to the fact they can decide on whichever facility they want without the limitations from health insurers that so many people encounter. Likewise, treatment programs will often provide payment assistance for individuals whose only choice is self payment to help them get into treatment.

Medicaid

Certain treatment centers will take Medicaid in the event the individual is not able to self pay or present some other kind of private health insurance. Medicaid may only pay for outpatient and short-term rehabilitation within a limited amount of facilities, and in this instance individuals may wish to explore the self pay option and drum up any resources they are able to to fund a more quality rehabilitation program that will produce better results, such as a long-term residential drug rehab program.

Medicare

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

State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid)

State financed insurance other than Medicaid may be used to cover the costs of drug treatment if other kinds of insurance or self payment aren't an option. When someone does not have any private insurance and doesn't yet know whether they could qualify for state insurance, they should check with their Social Services office in their area to determine if they are and then fill out an application. Most state financed insurance will handle both outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation, but generally only within the state which offers the insurance coverage.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which program you are covered by, all private health insurance plans typically cover some sort of drug rehab service ranging from outpatient treatment to inpatient or residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers. Individuals may have to take part in an alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility that is in their network of providers and there might be other limitations such as the amount of time their stay in treatment is covered. Individuals can pick a good center they prefer and meet with a rehab counselor to find out if their insurance will cover it.

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

Military insurance which includes VA and Tricare does cover the expenses of particular drug abuse treatment solutions. Detox services, outpatient and inpatient facilities and also partial hospitalization are all covered by military insurance, although military members may need pre-authorization and in that case they can speak with their VA or Tricare consultant. There could be some restrictions as to the length of time a stay in inpatient drug and alcohol rehab is permitted, and every one of these questions will be answered prior to starting rehab so that it is clear how much time and individual can remain in the rehabilitation program of choice.

  • George Washington University Hospital
    George Washington University Hospital is an Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center that is located at:

    900 23rd Street NW
    Washington, DC. 20037

    If you would like to contact George Washington University Hospital, you can reach them at 202-715-4000 x5080.

    George Washington University Hospital offers the following treatment services: Hospital Inpatient, Asl Or Other Assistance For Hearing Impaired
    Payment forms accepted: Self Payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid), Private Health Insurance, Military Insurance (E.G., Va, Tricare)

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