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Drug Addiction Facts

  • As of February 1, 2014 Canadian pharmacists will start giving out a formulation of methadone called Methadose, covered under PharmaCare, which is the same dosage but patients will only have to ingest a 10-millilitre dose of the liquid, which is about two teaspoons, instead of 100 millilitres, just under half a cup.
  • Individuals with both alcohol and other drug use disorders often have more severe dependence-related problems and are also more likely to have psychiatric disorders, attempt suicide and suffer health problems.
  • Medical examiners in Charleston, West Virginia listed methadone as contributing to 2,992 deaths in 2003, up from 790 in 1999. An estimated 82% of those deaths were listed as accidental, and most deaths involved combinations of methadone with other drugs, particularly prescription benzodiazepines.

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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Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Substance abuse treatment services can be obtained in many different settings and with various rehabilitation lengths and plans to accommodate the varying needs of clients with any type of and level of addiction. With both short and long term and both inpatient and residential programs now being covered by many insurance companies, you shouldn't have to put off getting substance abuse treatment services for anyone who needs it.

Detoxification

Detoxification from drugs and alcohol is really a course of action which can be made considerably more manageable and safely overseen when in a professional detoxification or drug and alcohol treatment facility. Sometimes detoxification isn't risk-free, and even with the best of intentions individuals who go through detoxification on their own in order to get sober could actually be putting their health and even their lives in danger. It is always better to look for detoxification services inside a professional facility to avoid such hazards as well as have a smooth progression from detoxification to rehab in a top quality drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.

Methadone Detoxification

It isn't uncommon for individuals who use methadone as an answer to heroin or prescription opioid dependence to find that they are now hooked on methadone. To get off of methadone can be quite tough, because withdrawal symptoms are typically a whole lot worse than those experienced with heroin. Methadone detoxification can be undergone in a detox program however such symptoms can be made more manageable therefore that there are less odds of relapse so the individual could very well be off of all drugs permanently.

Outpatient

Outpatient solutions are on the low end of the spectrum of rehab services with regards to level of care, because the individual is able to preserve their lifestyle in several ways without the commitment of having to remain in a treatment facility while undergoing rehabilitation services. While this may appear ideal it may not provide the required change of atmosphere than many people in rehab have to have to experience a successful rehabilitation.

Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders

Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders are what are identified in the field of drug rehab as dual diagnosis clients. These clients must deal with both disorders during rehabilitation in order to find resolution simply because one usually triggers the other. Luckily, there are numerous drug rehab facilities who are able to specifically hone in on the problems that persons with co-occurring mental and drug abuse issues face to enable them to not simply become sober but mentally stable and also able to lead a much better quality lifestyle and never feel the need to self medicate with alcohol and drugs.

Pregnant/Postpartum Women

Pregnant and postpartum women don't just require help from a high quality rehab for their own health and wellbeing but in addition the wellbeing of the unborn baby or the kid they have delivered who needs to be properly looked after while they become rehabilitated and as a result capable of being a better mother. Rehab opportunities exist which give them along with their child the appropriate wellness services while making certain they obtain the rehabilitation they might need to become abstinent and be able to stay that way in order to be the very best parent they can be.

Self Payment

Self Payment is required when someone's insurance isn't going to cover the entire cost of treatment or will only cover part of it. In these situations, it may appear like a drawback but people really have a great deal of leverage simply because they can choose whichever center they want without the restrictions from health insurance companies that so many men and women encounter. In addition, rehabilitation centers will often offer payment assistance for people whose only option is self payment to help them get into rehab.

Medicaid

Some rehabilitation centers will take Medicaid if the individual is unable to self pay or present any other form of private health insurance. Medicaid might pay for outpatient and short-term rehabilitation in a limited amount of programs, and in this case individuals may wish to investigate the self pay alternative and drum up any resources they are able to to fund a more quality treatment program which will get better results, such as a long-term residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation program.

State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid)

State financed insurance other than Medicaid can be used to cover the expense of drug and alcohol rehab if other forms of insurance or self payment are not a possibility. If someone doesn't have any private insurance and doesn't yet know whether they might be eligible for state insurance, they should talk with their Social Services office within their area to figure out if they are and then fill out an application. The majority of state financed insurance covers both outpatient and inpatient rehab, but generally only within the state which provides the insurance coverage.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which plan you are covered by, all private medical insurance plans typically cover some type of drug treatment service which range from outpatient rehab to inpatient or residential drug and alcohol treatment programs. Individuals could possibly have to take part in a drug treatment center that is inside their network of providers and there may be other limitations including just how long their stay in treatment is covered. Individuals can select a quality facility they like and meet with a treatment counselor to determine if their insurance will handle it.

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

Military insurance including VA and Tricare does cover the expense of particular drug abuse rehabilitation services. Detox services, outpatient and inpatient programs and also 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 may be some restrictions concerning how long a stay in inpatient drug and alcohol rehab is permitted, and all of these questions can be answered before beginning rehabilitation so that it's clear just how long and individual can stay in the rehab center of choice.

  • HAART
    HAART is an Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center that is located at:

    20094 Mission Boulevard
    Castro Valley, CA. 94546

    If you would like to contact HAART, you can reach them at 510-727-9755.

    HAART offers the following treatment services: Substance Abuse Treatment Services, Detoxification, Methadone Detoxification, Outpatient, Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders, Pregnant/Postpartum Women
    Payment forms accepted: Self Payment, Medicaid, State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid), Private Health Insurance, Military Insurance (E.G., Va, Tricare)