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Drug Addiction Facts

  • When someone uses marijuana their heart rate, which would normally be about70 to 80 beats per minute, may increase by 20 to 50 beats per minute or even double that.
  • Because codeine can be so easily obtained it makes abuse of it a widespread problem for law and drug enforcement agencies and health professionals.
  • Fentanyl is often diverted via pharmacy theft, fraudulent prescriptions, and illicit distribution by patients, physicians and pharmacists.

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 available to anybody who must be safely managed through detoxification services when seriously dependent to alcohol and drugs, or who wants a broader spectrum of care such as someone who has a dual diagnosis and also needs mental health solutions during their treatment process. You can find both short-term and long-term hospital inpatient services offered.

Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders

Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse issues are what are identified in the field of alcohol and drug rehab as dual diagnosis clients. These clients must deal with both disorders when it's in rehabilitation to find resolution because one typically exacerbates the other. Luckily, there are numerous drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers that can specifically address the issues that persons with co-occurring mental and drug abuse issues face to enable them to not simply become abstinent but mentally stable and also able to lead a much better quality lifestyle and not wish to self medicate with alcohol and drugs.

Seniors/Older Adults

Seniors and older adults who struggle with drug abuse could possibly have unique obstacles they must conquer when in rehab, which treatment professionals within the facility they decide to take part in have to be keen of in order that a full recovery may be possible. So for seniors and older adults, it is advisable to choose a rehab which is acquainted with helping seniors and older adults tackle the distinctive life and drug abuse issues that these clients face which may include a broader spectrum of services including health care and the like.

ASL or Other Assistance for Hearing Impaired

The hearing impaired can often be prone to alcoholism and substance abuse because of the problems that their impairment impose on them. While detection of the issue is often hard among the hearing impaired, you will find ASL along with other assistance services designed for them when substance abuse treatment is necessary. Besides ASL, such services can include assistive listening tools and captioned video materials so that deaf and hearing impaired people are obtaining the support they require in alcohol and drug treatment.

Self Payment

Self Payment is necessary when a person's insurance won't pay for the entire cost of treatment or will only pay for some of it. In these instances, it may appear like a drawback but individuals in fact have a great deal of leverage simply because they can choose whichever center they want without the restrictions from health insurers that so many men and women face. Likewise, rehab facilities will usually provide payment assistance for people whose only option is self payment to enable them to get into treatment.

Medicaid

Certain treatment programs accept Medicaid if the individual cannot self pay or present some other kind of private health insurance. Medicaid might pay for outpatient and short-term rehabilitation in a limited amount of programs, and in such cases individuals might want to investigate the self pay option and come up with up any resources they are able to to fund a more quality treatment program which will get better results, say for example a long-term residential alcohol and drug treatment center.

Medicare

Medicare recipients can seek rehabilitation at alcohol and drug treatment programs which provide either inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation when the center is included in the network of Medicare-participating providers and with the approval of their Medicare appointed physician, who must help out with establishing the person's rehabilitation plan. Inpatient services are provided through Medicare Part A, with out of pocket costs being exactly like any other kind of hospital stay, and outpatient rehab 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 expense of drug and alcohol rehabilitation if other forms of insurance or self payment aren't an option. If a person doesn't have private insurance and doesn't yet know if they may be eligible for state insurance, they can seek advice from their Social Services office within their area to determine if they are and then fill out an application. Most state financed insurance will take care of both outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation, but usually only in the state which offers the insurance plan.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which plan you are covered by, all private medical insurance plans generally cover some kind of alcohol and drug rehab service ranging from outpatient rehabilitation to inpatient or residential drug treatment facilities. Individuals might have to participate in a drug and alcohol treatment facility that is inside their network of providers and there may be other restrictions like the length of time their stay in treatment is covered. Individuals can select a quality facility they like and meet with a treatment 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 expense of particular substance abuse treatment services. Detoxification services, outpatient and inpatient centers in addition to partial hospitalization are all paid for by military insurance, although military members may require pre-authorization in which case they can liaise with their VA or Tricare consultant. There may be some limitations as to how much time a stay in inpatient alcohol and drug rehab is permitted, and every one of these questions can be answered before you start rehab so that it's clear just how long and individual can stay in the rehabilitation center of choice.

  • UPMC Altoona
    UPMC Altoona is an Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Facility that is located at:

    620 Howard Avenue
    Altoona, PA. 16601

    If you would like to contact UPMC Altoona, you can reach them at 814-889-2141.

    UPMC Altoona offers the following treatment services: Hospital Inpatient, Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders, 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)