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Drug Addiction Facts

  • All stimulants, whether prescription or illicit such as methamphetamine, work by increasing dopamine levels in the brain; dopamine is a brain chemical which has to do with pleasure, movement, and attention. This is what produces a high when abused.
  • People in clubs who abuse codeine cough syrup normally mix their syrup with soft drinks or cocktails, while polydrug users mostly drink their syrup undiluted.
  • Some inpatient programs offer additional services, like meditation, animal therapy, gourmet cooking, crafts or community service.

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 lower end of the spectrum of treatment solutions with regards to intensity of care, because the individual will be able to preserve their lifestyle in lots of ways with no commitment of having to remain in a treatment center while receiving rehab services. Even though this might appear perfect it may not provide the much needed change of surroundings than a lot of people in rehab need to experience a successful rehabilitation.

Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders

Individuals with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders are what are known in the field of alcohol and drug rehab as dual diagnosis clients. These clients must tackle both disorders during rehab in order to find resolution due to the fact one usually exacerbates the other. Luckily, there are lots of drug treatment programs that can specifically hone in on the problems that persons with co-occurring mental and drug use issues face in order to not just become sober but mentally stable and also able to lead a much higher quality lifestyle and not consider it wise to self medicate with alcohol and drugs.

Seniors/Older Adults

Seniors and older adults who battle with substance abuse may have distinctive challenges they must conquer while in rehab, which rehab professionals in the program they decide to be a part of should be keen of so that a full recovery is possible. So for seniors and older adults, it is advisable to decide on a rehab that's accustomed to helping seniors and older adults tackle the distinctive life and substance abuse problems that these clients face which might include a wider spectrum of solutions including medical care and so on.

Self Payment

Self Payment is necessary when someone's insurance isn't going to cover the entire cost of rehabilitation or will only pay for part of it. In these cases, it may appear like a drawback but people actually have a great deal of leverage because they can choose whichever center they would like without the limitations from health insurance companies that so many men and women encounter. In addition, treatment centers will usually provide payment assistance for people whose only option is self payment to help them get into treatment.

Medicaid

Some treatment programs accept Medicaid if the individual cannot self pay or present another form of private health care insurance. Medicaid may only cover outpatient and short-term rehabilitation in a limited amount of programs, and in this instance individuals may choose to explore the self pay option and drum up any resources they can to fund a more quality rehabilitation program which will get better results, say for example a long-term residential drug rehab program.

Medicare

Medicare recipients can receive rehab at drug rehab facilities which deliver either inpatient or outpatient rehab when the center is in the network of Medicare-participating providers and with the approval of their Medicare appointed physician, who must help out with establishing the individual's rehab strategy. Inpatient services are provided through Medicare Part A, with up front costs being similar to any other type 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 expense of drug treatment if other kinds of insurance or self payment are not a possibility. When someone does not have any private insurance and doesn't yet know whether they may qualify for state insurance, they can seek advice from their Social Services office within their area to ascertain if they are and then fill out an application. Most state financed insurance will cover both outpatient and inpatient rehab, but generally only inside the state which offers the insurance plan.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which program you are covered by, all private health care insurance plans generally cover some type of alcohol and drug rehab service which range from outpatient treatment to inpatient or residential drug treatment programs. Individuals could have to participate in a drug treatment facility that is in their network of providers and there might be other restrictions including just how long their stay in rehabilitation is covered. Individuals can select an excellent facility they like and speak with a treatment counselor to determine if their insurance will handle it.

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

Military insurance including VA and Tricare does cover the costs of particular drug abuse treatment services. Detoxification services, outpatient and inpatient programs as well as partial hospitalization are covered by military insurance, although military members may need pre-authorization and in that case they can speak with their VA or Tricare consultant. There can be some limitations regarding the length of time a stay in inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation is permitted, and all of these questions can be answered before you start treatment so that it's clear just how long and individual can remain in the treatment center of preference.

  • Northampton VAMC
    Northampton VAMC is an Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Program that is located at:

    25 Bond Street
    Springfield, MA. 1104

    If you would like to contact Northampton VAMC, you can reach them at 413-584-4040 x6007.

    Northampton VAMC offers the following treatment services: Outpatient, Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders, Seniors/Older Adults
    Payment forms accepted: Self Payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid), Private Health Insurance, Military Insurance (E.G., Va, Tricare)