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Drug Addiction Facts

  • Methadone is also used to detoxify heroin addicts, not just as a "maintenance option", although studies show that most heroin addicts who detox using Methadone or any other method will eventually return to heroin use.
  • The risk for stroke associated with cocaine use is much higher than with other stroke risk factors, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or smoking due to the fact that cocaine use can result in the constriction of blood vessels, increased heart rate, body temperature and blood pressure, and decreased oxygen supply to the brain.
  • Studies indicate that people who are drug dependent are much more likely than the general population to drink alcohol.

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 low end of the spectrum of treatment services with regards to intensity of care, because the individual is able to maintain their lifestyle in many ways with no commitment of needing to remain in a rehabilitation center while receiving treatment services. Although this may seem ideal it may not provide the much needed change of atmosphere than many people in treatment need to have a productive rehabilitation.

Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders

Persons with co-occurring mental and drug abuse disorders are what are recognized in the field of drug and alcohol rehab as dual diagnosis clients. These clients must tackle both disorders while in treatment to find resolution due to the fact one typically exacerbates the other. Luckily, there are lots of drug rehabilitation facilities that can specifically address the challenges that persons with co-occurring mental and drug use issues face so that they can not only become sober but mentally secure and also able to lead a much better quality lifestyle and not consider it wise to self medicate with alcohol and drugs.

Spanish

Not all drug rehab centers have the staff or wherewithal to focus on the needs of Spanish speaking clients, but thankfully there are more and more centers that are able to do so because the necessity for Spanish services is higher than any other time. Therapy, study data and so on are now very often accessible in Spanish in both short and long terms facilities which deliver inpatient or residential rehab and outpatient Spanish rehabilitation is also available nationwide.

Self Payment

Self Payment is required when someone's insurance won't pay for the total 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 decide on whichever center they would like without the limitations from health insurers that so many people encounter. Likewise, treatment centers will often offer payment assistance for people whose only choice is self payment to help them get into rehab.

Medicaid

Certain treatment facilities will take Medicaid in the event the individual cannot self pay or present any other kind of private health care insurance. Medicaid may only cover outpatient and short-term treatment in a limited amount of centers, and in such cases individuals may want to explore the self pay alternative and drum up any resources they are able to to pay for a more quality rehab program which will produce better results, like a long-term residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility.

Medicare

Medicare recipients can seek rehabilitation at drug and alcohol rehab programs which provide either inpatient or outpatient rehab if the center is included in the network of Medicare-participating providers and with the consent of their Medicare appointed physician, who must aid in establishing the person's treatment plan. Inpatient services are provided 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 Medicare Part B.

State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid)

State financed insurance other than Medicaid may be used to cover the expense of drug rehab if other kinds of insurance or self payment are not a choice. When someone doesn't have any private insurance and doesn't yet know if they may qualify for state insurance, they can check with their Social Services office in their area to ascertain if they are and then fill out an application. Most state financed insurance covers both outpatient and inpatient treatment, but typically only inside the state which offers the insurance plan.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which plan you are covered by, all private medical insurance plans typically cover some form of drug rehabilitation service which range from outpatient rehab to inpatient or residential alcohol and drug rehab facilities. Individuals could have to take part in a drug rehab center which is in their network of providers and there may be other restrictions including the length of time their stay in rehabilitation is covered. Individuals can select a quality program they prefer and consult with a rehabilitation counselor to determine if their insurance will cover it.

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

Military insurance such as VA and Tricare does cover the expenses of particular substance abuse treatment solutions. Detoxification services, outpatient and inpatient centers along with partial hospitalization are all covered by military insurance, although military members may require pre-authorization and in that case they can liaise with their VA or Tricare representative. There could be some limitations about how long a stay in inpatient drug treatment is permitted, and every one of these questions can be answered before you begin rehab so that it is clear how much time and individual can remain in the rehabilitation program of preference.

Payment Assistance (Check With Facility For Details)

Many drug rehabilitation centers offer payment assistance to help individuals who may not have adequate money to self pay for treatment or whose health insurance won't supply coverage or total coverage for his or her stay. As an example, Occasionally insurance only covers a short-term program when in reality a long-term facility will be the more appropriate option. To determine what payment assistance could be offered, such as a sliding fee scale, check with the facility for particulars.

  • St. Mary Behavioral Health Center
    St. Mary Behavioral Health Center is an Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Program that is located at:

    500 Roderick Street
    Morgan City, LA. 70380

    If you would like to contact St. Mary Behavioral Health Center, you can reach them at 985-380-2460.

    St. Mary Behavioral Health Center offers the following treatment services: Outpatient, Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders, Spanish
    Payment forms accepted: Self Payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid), Private Health Insurance, Military Insurance (E.G., Va, Tricare), Payment Assistance (Check With Facility For Details)