When you struggle with a serious addiction, one of your biggest challenges is to overcome the initial withdrawal period. Whether you are addicted to alcohol, cocaine or methamphetamines, you may experience physical and emotional symptoms as your body begins to enter the detox process that increase your cravings and wear down your willpower. For many people, this can happen within just a few minutes to hours after taking the last hit or drink, and you should be aware that some of the symptoms can turn dangerous fast. For example, quitting alcohol abruptly can cause some people to delirium tremens that are life threatening without treatment.
Detox centers are based upon the understanding that you need to end your addiction with a full range of support that helps you to minimize the worst of these withdrawal symptoms. During detox, you can also begin to learn strategies that help you continue your recovery after your initial symptoms have stabilized. Now that you’ve chosen a detox center to be your first stop on the road to recovery, your next concern is naturally to find out if the program you select is covered by your health insurance. You can use this guide to understand how having health insurance can help you plan financially for your drug addiction treatment.
Will My Health Insurance Cover Substance Abuse Treatment?
In the past, health insurance companies used to be able to choose whether or not they wanted to provide addiction treatment coverage. Now, however, all health insurance companies are required to cover substance abuse treatment, and the majority of the major carriers cover detox centers in their policies. However, the amount of coverage that your health insurance offers can vary according to the company that you work with as well as the actual plan that you have selected.
As you learn more about what your health insurance covers, it helps to understand a few basic terms. For instance, health insurance companies often pay for a certain amount of days of a person’s residential stay in a detox center. This simply means that you are expected to stay at the center for 24-hours during the time of your treatment. Alternatively, your insurance may cover a portion of your partial hospitalization treatment. With this type of treatment plan, you are expected to spend the majority of your day at the treatment center and go home in the evenings.
Although a partial hospitalization plan may be less expensive, most people with serious addictions require a residential program to prevent them from returning to their former habits when the withdrawal symptoms hit their peak. A residential stay is also ideal if you require medical assistance during your detox such as medication that requires monitoring during the first few days of use.
Which Detox Centers Are Covered by My Insurance?
Now that you understand more about how your policy may outline what types of detox programs are covered, your next step is to find a detox center that accepts your insurance. Our program currently accepts insurance from the majority of health insurance providers, yet you may need to do a little more research to understand how your policy works with our program.
To learn more about whether or not the detox center takes your insurance, you can read through your policy and talk to our staff. Typically, your health insurance policy will outline which detox centers are covered along with whether or not a specific facility is in-network or out-of-network. Programs that are considered to be in-network tend to have better coverage, and you may find that you have lower co-payments with these centers. However, you should not be discouraged if you find that your preferred detox center is out-of-network.
Quality detox is essential for your recovery, and you should also consider other factors such as the expertise of the staff, the reputation of the program and your ability to be comfortable in the facility as you make your decision. For instance, our detox center is staffed with a professional medical team that knows how to help people safely detox from some of the most addictive drugs such as opiates and stimulants. While many other detox programs may offer help with your addiction, you may need to consider specialized care for drug addictions that require intensive treatment. By choosing program that provides detox services for a wide range of drug types, you can be certain that your addiction and withdrawal symptoms are treated using the most effective methods for helping you to finally be free from your need to use drugs.
What Treatments Will My Insurance Pay for During My Stay?
Health insurance is an asset for helping you to afford your drug addiction treatment, yet you can maximize the benefits that you receive from your coverage by choosing a detox center that offers the most available services. Since most insurance companies cover any treatments that you receive during your stay at a detox facility, it simply makes sense to explore a program that offers as many options as possible so that you are more likely to find what works for helping you to overcome your addiction.
In addition to the coverage for a comfortable room and meals, a few treatments that you can receive during your stay at our detox facility include the following:
• Cold laser therapy
• Far infrared sauna therapy
• Biosound therapy
• Amino acid replenishment
• Chiropractic care
• Intensive individual counseling
Although some of these services sound like luxury treatments, they are all designed to stimulate your body and mind to work through the detoxification process. For instance, cold laser therapy targets specific trigger points on your body that release endorphins that help with pain relief and greater emotional wellbeing. Amino acid replenishment helps to replace the nutrients that your body has lost in response to your addiction so that you feel physically stronger as you work through each phase of your recovery.
Are you ready to begin working on your recovery? Contact our counselors today at 866-802-6848 to learn more about how your insurance works with our program.