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Drug Addiction Facts

  • Methadone is a synthetic opiate prescription drug which is used as "maintenance" treatment for heroin and other opiate addiction, because it curbs cravings for opiates and other opioid prescription drugs and also prevents withdrawal from these drugs.
  • Some addicts intentionally make the choice to use a form of heroin or cocaine which has been laced with fentanyl, in a desperate search for an increasingly better high.
  • All forms of marijuana contain THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and more than 400 other chemicals besides THC.

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 rehab services in terms of level of care, because the individual can keep their lifestyle in lots of ways with no commitment of needing to be in a rehab center while receiving rehabilitation services. While this may appear perfect it might not provide the much needed change of surroundings than many people in rehabilitation require to experience a successful rehab.

Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders

Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders are what are known in the field of drug and alcohol rehab as dual diagnosis clients. These clients must address both disorders when it's in rehab in order to find resolution simply because one often exacerbates the other. Fortunately, there are several drug and alcohol treatment programs who can specifically address the problems that persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders face to be able to not merely become sober but mentally stable and also able to lead a much better quality lifestyle and never wish to self medicate with drugs and alcohol.

Gays and Lesbians

It is crucial that gays and lesbians receive excellent rehab solutions within a rehab setting which is discreet and with rehabilitation specialists at their disposal who understand the unique problems which they have to deal with in life. Because substance abuse for gays and lesbians is oftentimes triggered because of the problems they face due to their sexual preference, a facility which can help them resolve these problems and give them the peace of mind that they've lacked prior to arriving in rehab could be a crucial part of rehabilitation for gay and lesbian clients.

Spanish

Not all alcohol and drug rehab facilities have the staff or wherewithal to focus on the requirements of Spanish speaking clients, but fortunately there are more and more facilities that will do so because the need for Spanish services is higher than previously. Therapy, study information and the like are actually very often available in Spanish in both short and long terms centers which provide inpatient or residential rehab and outpatient Spanish rehabilitation is available too around the country.

Self Payment

Self Payment is required when someone's insurance won't cover the entire cost of rehabilitation or will only cover part of it. In these instances, it may appear like a drawback but people really have a much more leverage due to the fact they can select whichever program they would like without the restrictions from health insurers that so many people face. In addition, rehab programs will usually offer payment assistance for people whose only choice is self payment to enable them to get into rehab.

Medicaid

Certain treatment programs will take Medicaid if the individual is unable to self pay or present any other form of private medical insurance. Medicaid may only pay for outpatient and short-term rehab within a limited amount of facilities, and in this case individuals might want to investigate the self pay option and drum up any resources they're able to to pay for a more quality rehab program that will get better results, like a long-term residential drug and alcohol treatment program.

State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid)

State financed insurance other than Medicaid may be used to cover the expense of drug and alcohol rehabilitation if other kinds of insurance or self payment are not an option. If someone has no private insurance and doesn't yet know if they could qualify for state insurance, they should check with their Social Services office within their area to determine if they are and then apply. The majority of state financed insurance will handle both outpatient and inpatient rehab, but usually only inside the state which offers the insurance.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which plan you are covered by, all private medical health insurance plans typically cover some type of alcohol and drug rehabilitation service ranging from outpatient rehab to inpatient or residential drug rehabilitation facilities. Individuals might have to participate in a drug rehabilitation center which is inside their network of providers and there could be other restrictions including the length of time their stay in treatment is covered. Individuals can select a quality program they like and meet with a rehabilitation specialist to ascertain if their insurance will cover it.

  • Transitional Family Services
    Transitional Family Services is an Alcohol and Drug Recovery Program that is located at:

    1830 Water Place SE
    Atlanta, GA. 30339

    If you would like to contact Transitional Family Services, you can reach them at 770-621-0469.

    Transitional Family Services offers the following treatment services: Outpatient, Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders, Gays And Lesbians, Spanish
    Payment forms accepted: Self Payment, Medicaid, State Financed Insurance (Other Than Medicaid), Private Health Insurance