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Drug Addiction Facts

  • Heroin is frequently available in its powder form which is white in color; the purer the heroin, the whiter it will appear. Less pure powder heroin is a deep tan color.
  • Heroin cravings have sometimes been reported to persist for many years after an individual has stopped using the drug, particularly upon exposure to triggers such as stress or people and things that are associated with drug use. This is why treatment for heroin addiction is so crucial.
  • When used in the treatment of opiate addiction, methadone maintenance suppresses withdrawal symptoms for 24 to 36 hours.

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 detox services when heavily dependent to drugs and/or alcohol, or who requires a better spectrum of care such as someone who is dealing with a dual diagnosis so also needs mental health solutions during their treatment process. You can find both short-term and long-term hospital inpatient services available.

ASL or Other Assistance for Hearing Impaired

The hearing impaired are often predisposed to alcoholism and substance abuse due to the problems that their impairment impose on them. While discovery of this problem is often hard among the hearing impaired, there are ASL along with other assistance services readily available for them when substance abuse treatment is necessary. Apart from ASL, such services might include assistive listening tools and captioned video materials so that deaf and hearing impaired individuals are getting the help they require in drug and alcohol treatment.

Self Payment

Self Payment is required when a person's insurance won't cover the total cost of rehab or will only pay for part of it. In these cases, it may seem like a drawback but people in fact have a great deal of leverage due to the fact they can decide on whichever center they want without the restrictions from health insurance companies that so many individuals encounter. In addition, rehabilitation facilities will usually provide payment assistance for individuals whose only option is self payment to help them get into treatment.

Medicaid

Some rehabilitation facilities accept Medicaid if the individual is not able to self pay or present any other kind of private health care insurance. Medicaid may possibly pay for outpatient and short-term rehabilitation in a limited amount of centers, and in this case individuals may wish to explore the self pay option and drum up any resources they're able to to fund a more quality rehab center which will produce better results, such as a long-term residential drug rehabilitation program.

Medicare

Medicare recipients can seek rehab at drug and alcohol rehab programs which deliver either inpatient or outpatient treatment when the center is included in the network of Medicare-participating providers and with the authorization of their Medicare appointed doctor, who must help in setting up the individual's rehab plan. Inpatient solutions are covered through Medicare Medicare Part A, with up front costs being exactly like any other kind of hospital stay, and outpatient rehabilitation 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 expense of drug rehab if other forms of insurance or self payment aren't a possibility. If someone has no private insurance and doesn't yet know if they could be eligible for state insurance, they can talk with their Social Services office within their area to figure out if they are and then fill out an application. Most state financed insurance will take care of both outpatient and inpatient rehab, but typically only within the state which provides the insurance plan.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which program you are covered by, all private health care insurance plans typically cover some form of drug rehab service including outpatient rehabilitation to inpatient or residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers. Individuals could possibly have to take part in a drug and alcohol treatment program that's inside their network of providers and there may be other restrictions like the amount of time their stay in rehab is covered. Individuals can select a quality center they like and speak with a treatment specialist to determine if their insurance covers it.

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

Military insurance which includes VA and Tricare does cover the expenses of particular drug abuse treatment services. Detoxification services, outpatient and inpatient facilities and also partial hospitalization are paid for by military insurance, although military members may require pre-authorization and in that case they can liaise with their VA or Tricare consultant. There might be some restrictions concerning the length of time a stay in inpatient drug treatment is permitted, and all of these questions can be answered before beginning treatment so that it is clear how much time and individual can remain in the rehabilitation center of choice.

  • Mercy Springfield
    Mercy Springfield is a Drug and Alcohol Recovery Facility that is located at:

    1235 East Cherokee Street
    Springfield, MO. 65804

    If you would like to contact Mercy Springfield, you can reach them at 417-820-2000.

    Mercy Springfield 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)