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Drug Addiction Facts

  • Marijuana, alcohol and cocaine were the most common drugs co-involved in Ecstasy related emergency department visits in 2008, with marijuana being involved in 38.2%, alcohol being involved in 38.1%, and cocaine being involved in 31.8%.
  • The most common method of treatment, in an inpatient treatment, is a therapeutic community, involving the staff and other individuals, focusing on helping the person identify the sources and conditions that lead to substance abuse.
  • Meth causes a more than 3-fold release of dopamine in the brain when compared to cocaine.

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 low end of the spectrum of rehabilitation services with regards to intensity of care, as the individual can keep their lifestyle in many ways without the commitment of needing to be in a rehabilitation center while undergoing rehabilitation services. Although this may seem ideal it might not provide the much needed change of surroundings than lots of people in rehabilitation need to have a productive rehab.

Persons With HIV/AIDS

Persons with HIV/AIDS who may need substance abuse treatment will often need solutions beyond what a standard drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility will be able to deliver. Because extensive medical solutions are often an integral part of the physical process of recovery for addicts with HIV/AIDS, who more than likely have experienced a progression and worsening of the disease due to their habit, it is essential that these clients get the health care needed along with any treatment services for substance abuse issue.

Gays and Lesbians

It is crucial that gays and lesbians acquire excellent rehabilitation services in a rehab environment that's discreet and with rehab professionals available to them who comprehend the unique problems which they have to deal with in life. Because drug use for gays and lesbians might be triggered by the challenges they face because of their sexual preference, a facility that can help them handle these problems and give them the confidence they may have lacked before arriving in rehabilitation can be a crucial aspect of rehabilitation for gay and lesbian clients.

Seniors/Older Adults

Seniors and older adults who have trouble with drug use could possibly have unique challenges they have to overcome when in rehabilitation, which treatment specialists in the program they decide to take part in should be keen of to ensure that a complete recovery is possible. So for seniors and older adults, it is advisable to choose a rehab which is used to helping seniors and older adults deal with the unique life and drug use issues that these clients face which might include a wider spectrum of services including medical care and so on.

ASL or Other Assistance for Hearing Impaired

The hearing impaired are often prone to alcoholism and drug abuse because of the challenges their impairment impose on them. While detection of the problem can be difficult among the hearing impaired, you will find ASL as well as other assistance services readily available for them when drug abuse treatment is needed. Besides ASL, such services can sometimes include assistive listening equipment and captioned video materials so that deaf and hearing impaired individuals are receiving the help they require in drug treatment.

Self Payment

Self Payment is needed when someone's insurance isn't going to pay for the entire cost of rehab or will only pay for some of it. In these instances, it may seem like a disadvantage but individuals in fact have a great deal of leverage due to the fact they can decide on whichever facility they would like without the restrictions from health insurance companies that so many individuals encounter. Likewise, rehab centers will frequently provide payment assistance for people whose only choice is self payment to help them get into treatment.

Medicaid

Certain rehabilitation centers accept Medicaid in the event the individual cannot self pay or present any other kind of private health insurance. Medicaid may only pay for outpatient and short-term treatment inside a limited amount of centers, and in this instance individuals may choose to investigate the self pay alternative and come up with up any resources they're able to to cover a more quality treatment facility that will get better results, like a long-term residential drug and alcohol treatment center.

Medicare

Medicare recipients can seek rehabilitation at drug and alcohol treatment facilities which provide either inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation when the center is in the network of Medicare-participating providers and with the authorization of their Medicare appointed doctor, who must aid in establishing the individual's rehab plan. Inpatient services are covered through Medicare Part A, with out of pocket costs being the same as any other kind of hospital stay, and outpatient rehabilitation being covered through Medicare Medicare Part B.

State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid)

State financed insurance other than Medicaid can be used to cover the costs of drug rehabilitation if other kinds of insurance or self payment are not a choice. If a person doesn't have private insurance and doesn't yet know whether 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 fill out an application. Most state financed insurance will handle both outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation, but usually only in the state which provides the insurance.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which program you are covered by, all private medical insurance plans generally cover some form of alcohol and drug treatment service ranging from outpatient rehabilitation to inpatient or residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers. Individuals could possibly have to take part in a drug rehabilitation facility that is within their network of providers and there might be other limitations including how long their stay in rehab is covered. Individuals can choose a good center they prefer and speak with a rehabilitation specialist to find out if their insurance will take care of it.

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

Military insurance which includes VA and Tricare does cover the price of certain substance abuse treatment solutions. Detoxification services, outpatient and inpatient facilities along with partial hospitalization are covered by military insurance, although military members may require pre-authorization in which case they can liaise with their VA or Tricare consultant. There can be some limitations about how much time a stay in inpatient alcohol and drug rehabilitation is allowed, and all of these questions can be answered before beginning rehabilitation so that it is clear how long and individual can stay in the rehab center of choice.

Sliding Fee Scale

A sliding fee scale is a payment assistance option offered by a number of drug rehabilitation facilities in order to help individuals pay for treatment where this may not have been possible initially. For example, one client's price for rehab could be different and somebody else whose finances are better which makes them better able to spend the money for full price of rehabilitation. Registrars take into consideration other factors besides income including amount of dependents to ascertain the final cost and using the sliding scale.

Payment Assistance (Check With Facility For Details)

Many drug and alcohol treatment facilities offer payment assistance to help clients who might not have sufficient money to self pay for rehabilitation or whose health insurance won't supply coverage or total coverage for his or her stay. As an example, Occasionally insurance only pays for a short-term program when in fact a long-term center is going to be the more suitable choice. To find out what payment assistance can be offered, say for example a sliding fee scale, seek advice from the center for details.

  • Persad Center
    Persad Center is a Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program that is located at:

    5301 Butler Street
    Pittsburgh, PA. 15201

    If you would like to contact Persad Center, you can reach them at 412-441-9786 x223.

    Persad Center offers the following treatment services: Outpatient, Persons With Hiv/Aids, Gays And Lesbians, Seniors/Older Adults, 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), Sliding Fee Scale (Fee Is Based On Income And Other Factors), Payment Assistance (Check With Facility For Details)