Will Insurance Cover Suboxone Detox In Florida?

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Detox is the first courageous step in the recovery process. Many detox centers use suboxone to make the withdrawal process safer and more comfortable. Knowing that you will be going through withdrawal causes much fear and anxiety; therefore, the cost of suboxone detox should be your last and least significant concern. You should not have to sacrifice quality for the sake of price by opting for a lower-quality detox center. The first source that you should turn to for financial help is your health insurance plan. You must contact a representative from your health insurance company to find out your specific coverage for addiction treatment.

Health insurance typically covers the following for addiction treatment:

Outpatient Treatment

Insurance plans are typically more amenable to covering outpatient treatment centers than inpatient treatment centers because outpatient treatment centers do not come with the amenities of inpatient treatment centers. Though inpatient detox is highly-recommended because of the presence of 24/7 medical staff, outpatient detox is option. Outpatient detox consists of medical staff coming to your home or you going to the detox center and then going home. If the detox center prescribes suboxone, you will be given suboxone to take at home or before you go home.

In-State Treatment Centers

Though out-of-state treatment centers are preferable because they allow you to get away from relapse triggers, have more privacy, and make it harder for you give up, in-state treatment centers are more likely to be covered by health insurance. You can turn to the internet to find quality suboxone detox centers in your state. Health insurance plans typically have a list of their in-network providers, which are typically treatment centers that are in your state.

A Percentage of Treatment

Most health insurance plans only cover a certain percentage of addiction treatment. The percentage can be less than half or more than half. Some health insurance plans may not cover any percentage of addiction treatment your the deductible is met. You can call a representative or check your health insurance plan’s website for percentages that are covered.

Thirty Days of Treatment

Studies show that 90 or more days of inpatient treatment produces the highest success rates. However, health insurance plans tend to cover only 30 days of treatment because that is the amount of time it takes for the addictive substances to be completely detoxified from your system. If the staff determines that you absolutely need more than thirty days of treatment, your insurance may cover it.

What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is a drug that is commonly used in medication-assisted treatment and detox of opiate addiction. The active ingredients in suboxone are buprenorphine and naloxone. The buprenorphine is the opiate substitute, and the naloxone prevents the you from feeling the psychological effects of the opiate. Buprenorphine acts as an antagonist by poorly fitting the opioid receptors to block the feelings of euphoria and suppression of the respiratory system and to prevent other opiates (e.g. heroin) from attaching to the receptors. Naloxone also works by acting as an antagonist to block the full effects of the opiate and to prevent other opiates from attaching to the opioid receptors. If you use heroin or any other opiate while on suboxone, you will not feel any effects because the receptors are blocked. Suboxone can be taken by a film that is placed on the skin or in pill form.

You can receive suboxone at any detox center or rehab center that offers suboxone as part of their treatment. If you want to use suboxone for medication-assisted treatment, you will need to go to a clinic that offers suboxone for outpatient patients. The cost of suboxone includes doctor’s visits and the drug itself. Suboxone costs in 2 milligrams and 8 milligram dosages. The cost of the drug ranges between 180 to 720 dollars. The cost of the an initial doctor’s visit can be around 300 dollars. The follow-up visits can be cost approximately 200 dollars. Health insurance and assistance programs can help with the cost. Do not settle on Subutex, which is a generic form of suboxone, because it does not contain naloxone, which is needed to prevent psychological dependence.

Other Treatments Used in Detox

While medication plays a major role in making detox safe and comfortable, a variety of others methods are used in detox. An effective detox center will take a holistic approach to treating withdrawal. Massage therapy is used to treat body aches, poor circulation, emotional distress, insomnia, and digestive issues. Chiropractic care is used to alleviate stress and tension, promote detoxification, and elevate mood. Acupuncture is used to send a healthy flow of circulation throughout the body to treat a variety of ailments. Prolonged drug and alcohol use can deplete the body and mind of vital nutrients it needs to be healthy. Many detox centers carefully plan the meals to ensure that you are receiving nutritious, delicious meals. Withdrawal does not only present physiological symptoms; it also presents psychological symptoms (e.g. depression, anxiety, and insomnia). Though detox centers’ primarily goal is treating the physiological symptoms, they often have counselors to help clients work through the psychological symptoms.

Modern technology makes the detox process even safer and more comfortable. Bio sound therapy uses soundwaves from beats and music to treat the psychological symptoms of withdrawal. Far Infrared Sauna uses infrared waves to encourage the body to detoxify itself of the addictive substance and other toxins. Cold laser therapy uses a painless beam of cold light on target areas trigger the release of endorphins, reduce drug cravings, and mitigate other withdrawal symptoms.

Coastal Detox is a Joint Commission Accredited detox facility that is located in Stuart, Florida. We help people sail through detox from alcohol, opiates, and other drugs through their use of both medical and holistic treatments. Our stunning facility that is located on Florida’s Treasure Coast provides a beautiful place to heal. Most major health insurance plans are accepted.

If you are interested in Coastal Detox to sail through detox, call us today at 866-802-6848

Content Reviewed by Jacklyn Steward

Jacklyn StewardJacklyn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and an EMDR trained trauma therapy specialist with over 6 years of experience in the field of addiction. She has a Masters Degree in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling from Nova Southeastern University.