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Drug Addiction Facts

  • Older adults who drink have an increased sensitivity to alcohol due to the fact that aging can lower the body's tolerance for alcohol, and therefore experience the effects of alcohol more readily than when they were younger.
  • "Doctor-shopping" is one method that is commonly used among codeine addicts to get more of the drug, and a codeine addict will go from doctor to doctor complaining of this or that ailment in an attempt to get more prescriptions for opiate narcotics such as codeine.
  • Aside from the pleasurable effects of heroin users experience, individual's can also experience slurred speech, constricted pupils, droopy eyelids, impaired night vision, vomiting, and constipation.

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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Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Substance abuse treatment services are available in a variety of settings and with various rehab lengths and plans to suit the various demands of clients with any sort of and degree of addiction. With both short and long term and both inpatient and residential facilities now being covered by many insurance companies, there is no need to postpone getting substance abuse treatment services for anybody who wants it.

Outpatient

Outpatient services are on the lower end of the spectrum of treatment services regarding intensity of care, because the individual can maintain their lifestyle in several ways without the commitment of needing to be in a rehabilitation program while receiving rehab services. Even though this might seem ideal it will not provide the much needed change of environment than lots of people in rehabilitation need to have a successful rehabilitation.

Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders

Individuals with co-occurring mental and substance abuse problems are what are recognized in the field of alcohol and drug treatment as dual diagnosis clients. These individuals must tackle both disorders when it's in treatment to find resolution because one usually exacerbates the other. Luckily, there are lots of drug rehab programs that can specifically hone in on the challenges that persons with co-occurring mental and drug use disorders face to be able to not merely become abstinent but mentally stable and also able to lead a much higher quality lifestyle and never feel the need to self medicate with alcohol and drugs.

Persons With HIV/AIDS

Persons with HIV/AIDS who need drug abuse rehab will frequently need solutions beyond what a standard drug rehabilitation center will be able to deliver. Because extensive medical solutions will often be an integral aspect of the physical recovery process for addicts with HIV/AIDS, who more than likely have experienced a progression and worsening of the disease due to their habit, it is crucial that these clients obtain the medical care needed along with any rehabilitation services for drug abuse problem.

Gays and Lesbians

It is vital that gays and lesbians receive quality treatment solutions in a treatment environment that's discreet and with rehabilitation specialists at their disposal who comprehend the distinctive problems which they have to deal with in life. Because drug abuse for gays and lesbians may also be triggered because of the problems they face due to their sexual preference, a facility that can help them resolve these problems and give them the peace of mind that they've lacked prior to arriving in rehabilitation can be a crucial aspect of recovery for gay and lesbian clients.

Seniors/Older Adults

Seniors and older adults who battle with drug abuse could have unique challenges they have to conquer while in rehab, which rehab specialists in the program they choose to take part in have to be keen of to ensure a complete recovery is possible. So for seniors and older adults, it is advisable to choose a program that is used to helping seniors and older adults handle the distinctive life and drug use issues that these clients face which may include a wider spectrum of services including medical care and the like.

Pregnant/Postpartum Women

Pregnant and postpartum women not only require assistance from a quality rehab for their own health and wellbeing but in addition the wellbeing of the unborn baby or for the child they've delivered who should be appropriately looked after while they become rehabilitated and in turn capable of being a better mother. Treatment opportunities exist which offer them in addition to their child with sufficient wellness services while making certain they acquire the treatment they require to become sober and be able to stay this way to become the very best parent they can be.

Women

Women need to have quality rehabilitation in rehab but can also need particular attention to the unique issues they face due to their gender. Women and men not only face different and distinctive problems in everyday life due to gender, but in addition may abuse drugs and alcohol for very different reasons. alcohol and drug rehab programs which appeal to women and the distinctive and unique needs that women encounter often helps significantly on the women's road to permanent abstinence and a higher quality of life.

Men

Just as women and men face varying and unique challenges in everyday life that are specific to their gender, women and men can also encounter unique challenges in treatment which are gender specific, which is why a facility specifically designed with these unique needs and obstacles in mind can be extremely ideal for someone looking for an effective rehab option.

DUI/DWI Offenders

DUI and DWI offenders in many cases are given the choice or ordered to rehab as part of sentencing. Often times, the offender can decide which treatment facility they wish to attend. When successfully completed, DUI and DWI offenders can take advantage of reduced sentencing options to be able to move forward in their lives without having to be penalized any further.

Criminal Justice Clients

Criminal justice clients find their way into treatment as part of a court ruling to satisfy a part of their sentencing for a drug offense. Criminal justice clients in alcohol and drug rehab frequently receive reduced sentences, fines etc. when cooperating with drug and alcohol rehab requirements enforced with them in sentencing and also of course when successfully completing a drug and alcohol rehab center.

Self Payment

Self Payment is necessary when a person's insurance isn't going to pay for the entire cost of rehab or will only cover part of it. In these situations, it may appear like a disadvantage but people in fact have a much more leverage because they can select whichever program they would like without the restrictions from health insurance providers that so many people face. Likewise, rehab centers will often offer payment assistance for people whose only option is self payment to help them get into treatment.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on which program you are covered by, all private medical health insurance plans typically cover some type of drug rehab service which range from outpatient rehabilitation to inpatient or residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers. Individuals may have to participate in a drug and alcohol treatment program which is within their network of providers and there could be other restrictions such as the length of time their stay in rehab is covered. Individuals can select an excellent center they prefer and speak with a treatment counselor to find out if their insurance will cover it.

Sliding Fee Scale

A sliding fee scale can be a payment assistance possibility provided by a number of alcohol and drug treatment facilities in order to help individuals afford rehab where this may not have been possible initially. For example, one client's price for treatment could possibly be different and another person whose financial situation is better which makes them better able to pay for the full price of rehabilitation. Registrars take into account additional factors apart from income including number of dependents to determine the final cost and using the sliding scale.

  • Washington Adventist Univversity
    Washington Adventist Univversity is a Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Program that is located at:

    7600 Flower Avenue
    Takoma Park, MD. 20912

    If you would like to contact Washington Adventist Univversity, you can reach them at 301-576-0131.

    Washington Adventist Univversity offers the following treatment services: Substance Abuse Treatment Services, Outpatient, Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders, Persons With Hiv/Aids, Gays And Lesbians, Seniors/Older Adults, Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Women, Men, Dui/Dwi Offenders, Criminal Justice Clients
    Payment forms accepted: Self Payment, Private Health Insurance, Sliding Fee Scale (Fee Is Based On Income And Other Factors)