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Drug Addiction Facts

  • Methamphetamine is an extremely addictive stimulant drug most popularly known as meth, ice, and crystal.
  • Deaths have occurred in doctors' offices with as little as 25 mg of cocaine applied to the mucous membrane.
  • 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.

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 services are on the bottom end of the spectrum of rehabilitation services regarding level of care, because the individual can maintain their lifestyle in many ways without the commitment of needing to be in a rehabilitation program while receiving rehabilitation services. Even though this might appear perfect it will not provide the required change of atmosphere than lots of people in treatment require to have a productive rehab.

Self Payment

Self Payment is needed when a person's insurance won't pay for the total cost of treatment or will only cover some of it. In these cases, it may appear like a disadvantage but individuals actually have a much more leverage simply because they can decide on whichever center they would like without the limitations from health insurers that so many people encounter. Likewise, rehabilitation facilities will usually provide payment assistance for people whose only choice is self payment to enable them to get into rehabilitation.

Medicaid

Certain rehabilitation programs accept Medicaid if the individual is not able to self pay or present some other type of private medical insurance. Medicaid might pay for outpatient and short-term rehabilitation inside a limited amount of programs, and in such cases individuals might want to investigate the self pay alternative and drum up any resources they can to cover a more quality rehabilitation center which will produce better results, say for example a long-term residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.

Medicare

Medicare recipients can receive rehab at alcohol and drug rehab programs which deliver either inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation when the program is included in the network of Medicare-participating providers and with the authorization of their Medicare appointed doctor, who must assist in establishing the individual's rehab strategy. Inpatient solutions are provided through Medicare Part A, with out of pocket costs being the same as any other kind of hospital stay, and outpatient rehab being paid for through Medicare Part B.

State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid)

State financed insurance other than Medicaid can be used to cover the expense of drug and alcohol rehabilitation if other forms of insurance or self payment are not a possibility. If someone doesn't have private insurance and doesn't yet know whether they might be eligible for state insurance, they can seek advice from 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 will take care of both outpatient and inpatient rehab, but usually only in the state which offers the insurance coverage.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which program you are covered by, all private medical insurance plans typically cover some kind of drug treatment service ranging from outpatient treatment to inpatient or residential alcohol and drug rehab facilities. Individuals may have to take part in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program that is in their network of providers and there could be other restrictions for example how long their stay in rehabilitation is covered. Individuals can select a good program they prefer and consult with a treatment specialist to ascertain if their insurance will take care of it.

  • Lutheran Family and Childrens Services
    Lutheran Family and Childrens Services is an Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Program that is located at:

    9666 Olive Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO. 63132

    If you would like to contact Lutheran Family and Childrens Services, you can reach them at 314-787-5100.

    Lutheran Family and Childrens Services offers the following treatment services: Outpatient
    Payment forms accepted: Self Payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid), Private Health Insurance