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Drug Addiction Facts

  • Methadone stays in the system as long as 59 hours, but only provides pain relief for up to 8 hours. Patients may need more pain relief before the drug is cleared from the body, and therefore administer another dose too soon resulting in toxic levels of the drug in the system which can lead to life-threatening changes in breathing and heart function.
  • Stimulant drugs such as crack and meth, can lead to delusional parasitosis; a mistaken belief they an user is infested with parasites also known as "coke bugs". These delusions are also often associated with high fevers and users often scratch themselves to the point of serious skin damage and bleeding.
  • The codeine concoction "Purple Drank", made popular by the hip hop community, has resulted in the deaths of several prominent users.

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 services regarding level of care, since the individual will be able to keep their lifestyle in many ways with no commitment of having to be in a treatment center while undergoing rehab services. Even if this might appear ideal it may not provide the much needed change of atmosphere than many people in recovery have to have to have a productive rehab.

Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders

Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse problems are what are identified in the field of alcohol and drug rehabilitation as dual diagnosis clients. These clients must address both disorders whilst in rehab in order to find resolution because one typically exacerbates the other. Luckily, there are numerous drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities who can specifically hone in on the issues that persons with co-occurring mental and drug abuse issues face to be able to not just become abstinent but mentally stable and also able to lead a much higher quality lifestyle and never feel the need to self medicate with drugs and alcohol.

Gays and Lesbians

It is vital that gays and lesbians obtain excellent treatment solutions within a rehab setting which is discreet and has treatment specialists available to them who understand the unique challenges which they have to deal with in life. Because substance abuse for gays and lesbians is oftentimes triggered by the problems they face because of their sexual preference, a facility that can help them resolve these problems and give them the peace of mind they may have lacked before arriving in treatment can be a crucial part of rehabilitation for gay and lesbian clients.

Seniors/Older Adults

Seniors and older adults who have trouble with substance abuse could have distinctive challenges they must conquer during rehab, which rehabilitation specialists in the program they elect to take part in should be keen of to ensure a complete recovery is possible. So for seniors and older adults, it is prudent to decide on a rehab that's accustomed to helping seniors and older adults address the unique life and drug use problems that these clients face which might include a broader spectrum of services including medical care and so on.

ASL or Other Assistance for Hearing Impaired

The hearing impaired can often be prone to alcoholism and drug abuse due to problems that their impairment impose on them. While discovery of the problem is often difficult among the hearing impaired, there are ASL along with other assistance services intended for them when drug abuse rehab is necessary. Other than ASL, such services might include assistive listening tools and captioned video materials to ensure that deaf and hearing impaired people are receiving the help they require in alcohol and drug rehab.

Self Payment

Self Payment is needed when someone's insurance won't pay for the total cost of rehabilitation or will only pay for part of it. In these cases, it may appear like a drawback but people in fact have a great deal of leverage simply because they can select whichever center they would like without the limitations from health insurance companies that so many individuals encounter. Likewise, treatment programs will frequently offer payment assistance for people whose only option is self payment to help them get into rehab.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which plan you are covered by, all private health care insurance plans generally cover some sort of drug and alcohol rehabilitation service ranging from outpatient rehabilitation to inpatient or residential alcohol and drug rehab centers. Individuals may have to take part in a drug and alcohol treatment program which is within their network of providers and there could be other restrictions for example how long their stay in rehab is covered. Individuals can pick a good program they like and meet with a rehab specialist to ascertain if their insurance will cover it.

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

Military insurance such as VA and Tricare does cover the price of certain drug abuse treatment services. Detox services, outpatient and inpatient facilities in addition to partial hospitalization are paid for by military insurance, although military members may require pre-authorization in which case they can speak with their VA or Tricare representative. There could be some restrictions about the length of time a stay in inpatient alcohol and drug treatment is allowed, and all of these questions can be answered prior to starting rehabilitation so that it's clear just how long and individual can remain in the rehabilitation facility of preference.

  • Louisville VAMC
    Louisville VAMC is an Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at:

    811 Northgate Boulevard
    New Albany, IN. 47150

    If you would like to contact Louisville VAMC, you can reach them at 502-287-4100.

    Louisville VAMC offers the following treatment services: Outpatient, Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders, Gays And Lesbians, Seniors/Older Adults, Asl Or Other Assistance For Hearing Impaired
    Payment forms accepted: Self Payment, Private Health Insurance, Military Insurance (E.G., Va, Tricare)