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Drug Addiction Facts

  • Ecstasy is synthetically produced using chemicals and other substances such as caffeine, the active ingredient in over-the-counter cough syrup, amphetamines, PCP and even cocaine is sometimes added to or substituted for the amphetamines typically used to produce Ecstasy. The dose of MDMA in one tablet can vary from 12 mg all the way up to 131 mg, so the effects too can vary considerably.
  • A recent study suggests that because most children show some of the behaviors associated with so-called "ADHD" such as inattention and hyperactivity at times, it is crucial to determine whether this behavior is simply immature or exuberant or is actually associated with a disorder before medicating them with prescription stimulants which could put them in harm's way.
  • Methadone maintenance program patients in and individuals who are being prescribed methadone for pain in Canada are being warned about a new formula hitting the market in February of 2014 which is 10 times stronger than the current methadone formulation and could carry a higher risk of overdose.

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 in terms of level of care, for the reason that individual is able to preserve their lifestyle in lots of ways with no commitment of having to be in a rehab center while undergoing rehab services. Even though this might appear ideal it may not provide the much needed change of environment than lots of people in recovery have to have to have a productive rehab.

Spanish

Not all alcohol and drug rehab programs possess the staff or resources to cater to the demands of Spanish speaking clientele, but luckily there are more and more facilities that are able to do so because the need for Spanish services is higher than previously. Therapy, study information and so on are now very often accessible in Spanish in both long and short terms programs which provide inpatient or residential rehab and outpatient Spanish rehabilitation is available too nationwide.

Self Payment

Self Payment is required when someone's insurance isn't going to cover the entire cost of rehabilitation or will only cover some of it. In these situations, it may appear like a drawback but people really have a great deal of leverage due to the fact they can select whichever facility they would like without the limitations from health insurers that so many people encounter. In addition, rehab programs will usually provide payment assistance for individuals whose only choice is self payment to enable them to get into rehabilitation.

Medicaid

Some rehab facilities will take Medicaid in the event the individual cannot self pay or present any other kind of private health insurance. Medicaid might pay for outpatient and short-term treatment in a limited amount of programs, and in this case individuals may wish to investigate the self pay option and drum up any resources they can to fund a more quality rehabilitation facility that will get better results, such as a long-term residential drug rehab facility.

Medicare

Medicare recipients can seek rehab at drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers which deliver either inpatient or outpatient rehab if the center is in the network of Medicare-participating providers and with the consent of their Medicare appointed physician, who must help out with setting up the individual's treatment strategy. Inpatient services are provided through Medicare Medicare Part A, with out of pocket 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 may be used to cover the costs of alcohol and drug treatment if other kinds of insurance or self payment are not an option. If someone doesn't have private insurance and doesn't yet know if they may qualify for state insurance, they should consult 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 treatment, but typically only in the state which offers the insurance.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which program you are covered by, all private health care insurance plans typically cover some kind of drug rehabilitation service including outpatient rehabilitation to inpatient or residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs. Individuals could have to take part in a drug treatment facility which is in their network of providers and there might be other limitations including how long their stay in rehab is covered. Individuals can pick a good program they prefer and consult 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 costs of certain substance abuse treatment solutions. Detox services, outpatient and inpatient programs as well as partial hospitalization are all paid for by military insurance, although military members may need pre-authorization and in that case they can speak with their VA or Tricare representative. There might be some restrictions as to the length of time a stay in inpatient alcohol and drug rehabilitation is permitted, and every one of these questions can be answered prior to starting rehab so that it's clear how long and individual can remain in the treatment facility of preference.

  • Potomac Center
    Potomac Center is an Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Facility that is located at:

    5500 Holmes Run Parkway
    Alexandria, VA. 22304

    If you would like to contact Potomac Center, you can reach them at 703-379-7350.

    Potomac Center offers the following treatment services: Outpatient, Spanish
    Payment forms accepted: Self Payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid), Private Health Insurance, Military Insurance (E.G., Va, Tricare)