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Drug Addiction Facts

  • Marijuana, alcohol and cocaine were the most common drugs co-involved in Ecstasy related emergency department visits in 2008, with marijuana being involved in 38.2%, alcohol being involved in 38.1%, and cocaine being involved in 31.8%.
  • The most common method of treatment, in an inpatient treatment, is a therapeutic community, involving the staff and other individuals, focusing on helping the person identify the sources and conditions that lead to substance abuse.
  • Meth causes a more than 3-fold release of dopamine in the brain when compared to cocaine.

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 rehabilitation services with regards to intensity of care, as the individual can keep their lifestyle in many ways without the commitment of needing to be in a rehabilitation center while undergoing rehabilitation services. Although this may seem ideal it might not provide the much needed change of surroundings than lots of people in rehabilitation need to have a productive rehab.

Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders

Persons with co-occurring mental and drug use problems are what are known in the field of drug and alcohol treatment as dual diagnosis clients. These individuals must deal with both disorders when it's in treatment in order to find resolution because one often triggers the other. Fortunately, there are several drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers who are able to specifically hone in on the issues that persons with co-occurring mental and drug use issues face to enable them to not merely become sober but mentally secure and also able to lead a much higher quality lifestyle and not consider it wise to self medicate with drugs and alcohol.

Self Payment

Self Payment is necessary when a person's insurance isn't going to pay for the total cost of rehab or will only pay for part of it. In these instances, it may appear like a disadvantage but individuals really have a much more leverage due to the fact they can decide on whichever facility they would like without the limitations from health insurance companies that so many people face. Likewise, rehabilitation facilities will usually provide payment assistance for people whose only option is self payment to help them get into treatment.

Medicaid

Certain rehabilitation facilities accept Medicaid when the individual is not able to self pay or present another kind of private medical insurance. Medicaid might cover outpatient and short-term treatment in a limited amount of centers, and in cases like this individuals may want to explore the self pay alternative and come up with up any resources they can to cover a more quality rehabilitation facility that will produce better results, like a long-term residential drug treatment center.

State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid)

State financed insurance other than Medicaid can be used to cover the costs of alcohol and drug rehab if other kinds of insurance or self payment aren't an option. If someone doesn't have any private insurance and doesn't yet know whether they might be eligible for state insurance, they can talk with their Social Services office within their area to determine if they are and then fill out an application. Most state financed insurance will take care of both outpatient and inpatient treatment, but typically only in the state which offers the insurance.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which plan you are covered by, all private health insurance plans typically cover some kind of alcohol and drug treatment service including outpatient rehab to inpatient or residential alcohol and drug rehab programs. Individuals could possibly have to participate in a drug rehab program which is inside their network of providers and there can be other restrictions like the length of time their stay in treatment is covered. Individuals can select a good facility they prefer and meet with a treatment specialist to determine if their insurance will take care of it.

Sliding Fee Scale

A sliding fee scale is a payment assistance option provided by numerous drug rehabilitation centers to help help individuals pay for treatment where this may not have been doable initially. By way of example, one client's fee for treatment may be different and lower than somebody else whose financial situation is better making them better able to pay for the full price of rehabilitation. Registrars consider additional circumstances in addition to income including amount of dependents to ascertain the final cost and using the sliding scale.

  • Holy Family Institute
    Holy Family Institute is an Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at:

    8235 Ohio River Boulevard
    Pittsburgh, PA. 15202

    If you would like to contact Holy Family Institute, you can reach them at 412-766-9020 x464.

    Holy Family Institute offers the following treatment services: Outpatient, Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders
    Payment forms accepted: Self Payment, Medicaid, State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid), Private Health Insurance, Sliding Fee Scale (Fee Is Based On Income And Other Factors)