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Drug Addiction Facts

  • Krokodil is a generally new and emerging drug, and is a homemade opioid that is made by combining codeine tablets with various toxic chemicals including lighter fluid and industrial cleaners. Krokodil is being used as a cheap heroin substitute, and is mainly found in poor rural areas of Russia, but has recently been featured in news reports alleging its appearance in parts of the United States.
  • Freebase cocaine is the cocaine compound that has not been neutralized by an acid to make the Hydrochloride salt, a form of cocaine which is smokable.
  • Heroin overdoses occur regardless of the mean by which the drug is administered, and can include symptoms such as slow and shallow breathing, convulsions, coma, and death.

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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Hospital Inpatient

Hospital inpatient services are accessible to anybody that needs to be safely managed through detoxification services when heavily dependent to drugs and/or alcohol, or who requires a broader spectrum of care such as somebody who has a dual diagnosis so also requires mental health solutions during their rehab process. There are both short-term and long-term hospital inpatient services available.

Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders

Persons with co-occurring mental and drug abuse problems are what are known in the field of alcohol and drug rehab as dual diagnosis clients. These individuals must address both disorders while in treatment to find resolution because one typically triggers the other. Luckily, there are numerous drug rehab programs who are able to specifically hone in on the challenges that persons with co-occurring mental and drug use disorders face to enable them to not just become sober but mentally secure and also able to lead a much better quality lifestyle and not feel the need to self medicate with drugs and alcohol.

Seniors/Older Adults

Seniors and older adults who battle with drug abuse could have unique challenges they must conquer during treatment, which treatment specialists in the rehab they decide to be a part of should be keen of in order that a complete recovery may be possible. So for seniors and older adults, it is wise to pick a center that is familiar with helping seniors and older adults handle the distinctive life and drug abuse problems that these clients face which can include a broader spectrum of services including health care and the like.

Self Payment

Self Payment is required when someone's insurance isn't going to cover the total cost of rehabilitation or will only cover part of it. In these situations, it may seem like a drawback but people in fact have a much more leverage due to the fact they can select whichever facility they want without the limitations from health insurers that so many men and women face. Likewise, rehab facilities will frequently provide payment assistance for individuals whose only option is self payment to enable them to get into rehabilitation.

Medicaid

Certain treatment programs accept Medicaid if the individual cannot self pay or present some other kind of private medical insurance. Medicaid may only pay for outpatient and short-term rehabilitation within a limited amount of facilities, and in this instance individuals may wish to investigate the self pay alternative and come up with up any resources they're able to to fund a more quality treatment program which will produce better results, like a long-term residential drug and alcohol rehab facility.

Medicare

Medicare recipients can receive rehabilitation at alcohol and drug rehabilitation facilities which deliver either inpatient or outpatient rehab when the center is in the network of Medicare-participating providers and with the approval of their Medicare appointed physician, who must aid in setting up the individual's rehabilitation plan. Inpatient services are covered through Medicare Part A, with up front costs being the same as any other type of hospital stay, and outpatient treatment being paid for through Medicare Medicare Part B.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which program you are covered by, all private health care insurance plans generally cover some sort of drug treatment service ranging from outpatient rehab to inpatient or residential drug treatment facilities. Individuals could possibly have to participate in a drug and alcohol treatment center that is inside their network of providers and there may be other limitations for example the amount of time their stay in treatment is covered. Individuals can pick a quality program they prefer and speak with a rehabilitation specialist to determine if their insurance covers it.

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

Military insurance which includes VA and Tricare does cover the costs of certain drug abuse rehab solutions. Detox services, outpatient and inpatient programs along with partial hospitalization are covered by military insurance, although military members may need pre-authorization and in that case they can speak with their VA or Tricare consultant. There may be some limitations regarding just how long a stay in inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation is allowed, and all of these questions can be answered before beginning treatment so that it is clear how long and individual can remain in the rehabilitation facility of preference.

  • UAB Medical West
    UAB Medical West is a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center that is located at:

    995 9th Avenue SW
    Bessemer, AL. 35022

    If you would like to contact UAB Medical West, you can reach them at 205-481-7000.

    UAB Medical West offers the following treatment services: Hospital Inpatient, Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders, Seniors/Older Adults
    Payment forms accepted: Self Payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private Health Insurance, Military Insurance (E.G., Va, Tricare)