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Drug Addiction Facts

  • Studies have found that the THC in marijuana disrupts coordination and balance, which severely impacts learning, the performance of complicated tasks, participation in sports, and driving.
  • Although Ecstasy does not cause true hallucinations like those experienced while high on LSD, many users report distorted time and perception while under the influence of this drug.
  • Common additives used to cut cocaine are sugars, anesthetics and cornstarch but it is also sometimes cut with other illicit drugs, such as heroin, codeine, amphetamine, PCP, LSD, and hashish.

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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Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders

Individuals with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders are what are recognized in the field of alcohol and drug rehab as dual diagnosis clients. These clients must deal with both disorders during rehab in order to find resolution because one often triggers the other. Fortunately, there are numerous alcohol and drug treatment centers who are able to specifically hone in on the issues that persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse issues face so that they can not just become abstinent but mentally stable and also able to lead a much better quality lifestyle and never feel the need to self medicate with drugs and alcohol.

Gays and Lesbians

It is crucial that gays and lesbians acquire quality rehab services in a rehab setting that is discreet and has rehab professionals available to them who comprehend the unique problems which they have to deal with in life. Because substance abuse for gays and lesbians might be triggered by the challenges they face due to their sexual preference, a facility which can help them handle these issues and give them the peace of mind they may have lacked prior to arriving in rehab can be quite a crucial part of treatment for gay and lesbian clients.

Criminal Justice Clients

Criminal justice clients find their way into rehabilitation due to a court order in order to meet a part of their sentencing for a drug offense. Criminal justice clients in drug treatment frequently receive reduced penalties, fines etc. when being cooperative with drug and alcohol rehab specifications enforced with them as part of sentencing and particularly of course when successfully graduating a drug and alcohol treatment program.

Self Payment

Self Payment is necessary when a person's insurance won't pay for the entire cost of rehabilitation or will only cover part of it. In these situations, it may seem like a drawback but people actually have a much more leverage due to the fact they can decide on whichever facility they would like without the limitations from health insurance providers that so many individuals face. Likewise, rehab centers will frequently offer payment assistance for individuals whose only choice is self payment to help them get into treatment.

Medicaid

Some rehabilitation facilities will take Medicaid if the individual is unable to self pay or present any other type of private medical health insurance. Medicaid may only pay for outpatient and short-term rehabilitation in a limited amount of centers, and in this instance individuals may wish to investigate the self pay alternative and drum up any resources they are able to to pay for a more quality rehab program which will get better results, like a long-term residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation center.

State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid)

State financed insurance other than Medicaid can be used to cover the expense of alcohol and drug rehabilitation if other kinds of insurance or self payment aren't a possibility. If someone does not have any private insurance and doesn't yet know if they may qualify for state insurance, they should check with their Social Services office in their area to figure out if they are and then fill out an application. Most state financed insurance will cover both outpatient and inpatient treatment, but typically only inside the state which provides the insurance coverage.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which program you are covered by, all private health care insurance plans generally cover some sort of alcohol and drug treatment service ranging from outpatient rehabilitation to inpatient or residential drug and alcohol rehab programs. Individuals may have to participate in a drug rehab program which is inside their network of providers and there may be other restrictions such as the amount of time their stay in rehabilitation is covered. Individuals can choose an excellent facility they like and speak with a treatment counselor to find out if their insurance will cover it.

  • North Star Palmer RTC
    North Star Palmer RTC is an Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehabilitation Center that is located at:

    3647 North Clark Wolverine Road
    Palmer, AK. 99645

    If you would like to contact North Star Palmer RTC, you can reach them at 907-761-7400.

    North Star Palmer RTC offers the following treatment services: Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders, Gays And Lesbians, Criminal Justice Clients
    Payment forms accepted: Self Payment, Medicaid, State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid), Private Health Insurance