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Drug Addiction Facts

  • Inpatient drug/alcohol treatment does not include detox as that usually occurs in a hospital environment, but follows it.
  • It is recommended that anyone who is struggling with addiction to codeine take part in a drug rehab program of at least a 90 day duration which addresses opiate addiction to ensure that they remain off of the drug for good.
  • Methadone accounts for only 2 percent of painkiller prescriptions in the United State, yet it is responsible for more than 30 percent of prescription painkiller overdose deaths.

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 lower end of the spectrum of rehabilitation services with regards to intensity of care, because the individual will be able to keep their lifestyle in several ways with no commitment of needing to be in a treatment program while undergoing rehabilitation services. Although this might seem ideal it will not provide the much needed change of surroundings than a lot of people in recovery need to have a successful rehab.

Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders

Persons with co-occurring mental and drug use problems are what are recognized in the field of drug rehabilitation as dual diagnosis clients. These clients must deal with both disorders when it's in rehab in order to find resolution simply because one typically exacerbates the other. Fortunately, there are many drug rehabilitation programs that can specifically hone in on the issues that persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders face to enable them to not simply become abstinent but mentally secure and also able to lead a much better quality lifestyle and never consider it wise to self medicate with drugs and alcohol.

Persons With HIV/AIDS

Persons with HIV/AIDS who require drug abuse rehab will very often require solutions beyond what a traditional drug rehab program can deliver. Simply because extensive medical services in many cases are an important aspect of the physical recovery process for addicts with HIV/AIDS, who most likely have experienced a progression and worsening of the disease due to their addiction, it is important that these clients have the medical treatment needed in conjunction with any rehab solutions for his or her substance abuse problem.

Gays and Lesbians

It is important that gays and lesbians acquire quality rehabilitation services within a rehabilitation environment that is discreet and has treatment specialists at their disposal who understand the unique challenges that they can experience in life. Because substance abuse for gays and lesbians is sometimes triggered by the challenges they face due to their sexual preference, a rehab which can help them handle these problems and give them the peace of mind that they've lacked before arriving in rehab can be a crucial aspect of rehabilitation for gay and lesbian clients.

Seniors/Older Adults

Seniors and older adults who have a problem with drug abuse may have unique obstacles they must overcome during treatment, which rehabilitation specialists in the facility they choose to be a part of must be keen of in order that a full recovery is possible. So for seniors and older adults, it is advisable to select a facility that's accustomed to helping seniors and older adults address the distinctive life and drug use issues that these clients face that might include a broader spectrum of services including health care and so on.

Spanish

Not all drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs have the staff or wherewithal to cater to the demands of Spanish speaking clientele, but luckily there are more and more facilities that can do so because the need for Spanish services is higher than ever before. Counselling, study info and the like are now frequently available in Spanish in both long and short terms facilities which provide inpatient or residential rehab and outpatient Spanish rehabilitation is also available around the country.

Medicaid

Some rehabilitation programs will take Medicaid when the individual is not able to self pay or present some other form of private health care insurance. Medicaid may possibly pay for outpatient and short-term treatment in a limited amount of programs, and in this instance individuals may choose to investigate the self pay option and come up with up any resources they are able to to cover a more quality rehab center that will get better results, say for example a long-term residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.

Medicare

Medicare recipients can receive rehabilitation at drug and alcohol rehab centers which deliver either inpatient or outpatient rehab when the facility is included in the network of Medicare-participating providers and with the authorization of their Medicare appointed physician, who must help in setting up the person's treatment plan. Inpatient solutions are provided through Medicare Medicare Part A, with out of pocket costs being exactly like any other kind of hospital stay, and outpatient treatment 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 costs of drug rehab if other forms of insurance or self payment aren't an option. If a person has no private insurance and doesn't yet know if they might qualify for state insurance, they can check with their Social Services office within their area to ascertain if they are and then apply. Most state financed insurance covers both outpatient and inpatient treatment, but generally only within the state which provides the insurance coverage.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which program you are covered by, all private health care insurance plans typically cover some type of drug and alcohol treatment service including outpatient rehabilitation to inpatient or residential alcohol and drug rehab centers. Individuals might have to participate in a drug treatment facility which is inside their network of providers and there could be other restrictions such as the amount of time their stay in rehabilitation is covered. Individuals can choose an excellent center they prefer and consult with a rehabilitation specialist to find out if their insurance will cover it.

Sliding Fee Scale

A sliding fee scale is a payment assistance option offered by a variety of drug treatment programs in an effort to help individuals afford rehabilitation where this might not have been possible originally. For example, one client's price for treatment may be different and somebody else whose financial situation is better which makes them more prepared to spend the money for full price of treatment. Registrars take into account additional circumstances in addition to income including number of dependents to ascertain the final cost using the sliding scale.

Payment Assistance (Check With Facility For Details)

Many drug treatment programs provide payment assistance to help clients who might not have enough money to self pay for treatment or whose medical insurance won't provide coverage or total coverage for his or her stay. By way of example, Occasionally insurance only covers a short-term center when in actuality a long-term program will probably be the more ideal option. To find out what payment assistance might be available, such as a sliding fee scale, check with the program for particulars.

  • NYC HHC Harlem Hospital Center
    NYC HHC Harlem Hospital Center is an Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program that is located at:

    16 West 137th Street
    New York, NY. 10037

    If you would like to contact NYC HHC Harlem Hospital Center, you can reach them at 212-939-1000.

    NYC HHC Harlem Hospital Center offers the following treatment services: Outpatient, Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders, Persons With Hiv/Aids, Gays And Lesbians, Seniors/Older Adults, Spanish
    Payment forms accepted: Medicaid, Medicare, State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid), Private Health Insurance, Sliding Fee Scale (Fee Is Based On Income And Other Factors), Payment Assistance (Check With Facility For Details)

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