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Drug Addiction Facts

  • Heroin overdoses and overdose deaths are increasing in many areas of the country, due to high heroin purity, heroin at street level which is laced with other opioids such as fentanyl, increasing numbers of heroin abusers initiating use at a younger age, and inexperienced users switching from prescription opioids to heroin.
  • In 2011, 251 alcohol and/or drug intoxication deaths in Philadelphia showed the presence of heroin/morphine, which was an increase from 138 in 2010.
  • A driver who is under the influence of marijuana loses the ability to "track" (stay in lane) through curves, to brake quickly, and to maintain speed and the proper distance between cars is affected.

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 bottom end of the spectrum of rehabilitation solutions with regards to level of care, since the individual can keep their lifestyle in several ways with no commitment of having to be in a treatment facility while receiving rehabilitation services. Even though this might appear ideal it might not provide the much needed change of environment than many people in treatment require to have a productive rehab.

ASL or Other Assistance for Hearing Impaired

The hearing impaired can often be predisposed to alcoholism and drug and alcohol use because of the challenges their impairment impose on them. While detection of this issue can sometimes be difficult among the hearing impaired, you can find ASL as well as other assistance services designed for them when substance abuse rehabilitation is required. Besides ASL, such services can include assistive listening tools and captioned video resources so that deaf and hearing impaired people are getting the help they need in drug treatment.

Spanish

Not all alcohol and drug rehab facilities possess the staff or resources to cater to the requirements of Spanish speaking clientele, but thankfully there are more and more facilities that are able to do so because the necessity for Spanish services is higher than previously. Counselling, study information and so on are now very often available in Spanish in both long and short terms centers which deliver inpatient or residential treatment and outpatient Spanish treatment is available too around the country.

Self Payment

Self Payment is needed when a person's insurance isn't going to pay for the total cost of treatment or will only cover some of it. In these cases, it may appear like a drawback but people actually have a much more leverage because they can choose whichever program they would like without the restrictions from health insurers that so many people encounter. In addition, treatment facilities will usually provide payment assistance for individuals whose only option is self payment to help them get into rehabilitation.

Medicaid

Certain rehab centers accept Medicaid if the individual cannot self pay or present another kind of private medical insurance. Medicaid might cover outpatient and short-term rehab in a limited amount of facilities, and in cases like this individuals might want to investigate the self pay option and drum up any resources they can to cover a more quality rehabilitation program which will produce better results, say for example a long-term residential alcohol and drug rehab center.

Medicare

Medicare recipients can seek treatment at drug rehab programs which provide either inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation when the facility is in the network of Medicare-participating providers and with the approval of their Medicare appointed physician, who must help in setting up the person's treatment plan. Inpatient services are covered 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 and alcohol rehab if other kinds of insurance or self payment are not an option. If a person doesn't have private insurance and doesn't yet know if they may qualify for state insurance, they should seek advice from their Social Services office within their area to ascertain if they are and then apply. The majority of state financed insurance will take care of both outpatient and inpatient rehab, but generally only inside the state which offers the insurance.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which plan you are covered by, all private health insurance plans generally cover some form of alcohol and drug rehab service including outpatient rehab to inpatient or residential alcohol and drug rehab programs. Individuals might have to take part in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program that is within their network of providers and there might be other limitations such as the length of time their stay in rehab is covered. Individuals can choose a good center they prefer and meet with a rehab counselor to determine if their insurance covers it.

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

Military insurance including VA and Tricare does cover the price of particular drug abuse treatment services. Detox services, outpatient and inpatient facilities in addition to partial hospitalization are paid for by military insurance, although military members may need pre-authorization and in that case they can liaise with their VA or Tricare representative. There might be some restrictions regarding the length of time a stay in inpatient drug treatment is allowed, and all of these questions can be answered before you begin rehab so that it's clear just how long and individual can stay in the treatment center of preference.

Sliding Fee Scale

A sliding fee scale is a payment assistance possibility offered by a number of drug and alcohol treatment facilities in an effort to help individuals pay for treatment where this might not have been possible initially. As an example, one client's fee for rehab could be different and less than another person whose financial situation is better which makes them more prepared to spend the money for full cost of treatment. Registrars consider other factors apart from income including amount of dependents to determine the ultimate cost and using the sliding scale.

  • Peace River Center
    Peace River Center is an Alcohol and Drug Rehab Program that is located at:

    1825 Gilmore Avenue
    Lakeland, FL. 33805

    If you would like to contact Peace River Center, you can reach them at 863-519-0575 x6455.

    Peace River Center offers the following treatment services: Outpatient, Asl Or Other Assistance For Hearing Impaired, Spanish
    Payment forms accepted: Self Payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid), Private Health Insurance, Military Insurance (E.G., Va, Tricare), Sliding Fee Scale (Fee Is Based On Income And Other Factors)