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Jan

How Do People Pay for Rehab Services?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), each year, America pays over $600 billion for substance abuse rehab services. Addictions also have health and social consequence costs which add to this total.  However, it costs less to treat an addicted individual than to pay for imprisonment. On average, it costs about $4,700 to pay for a year of methadone treatment for one person. If they are put in prison, according to the U.S. Government’s Daily Journal The Federal Register, it costs about $40,000 per year.

At Cenikor we understand cost concerns and know when considering addiction rehab, many worry about how to pay for it. At Cenikor we seek to alleviate barriers so cost does not prevent people from receiving help.  Listed below are different options available to help you afford treatment.

Rehab Services as an Answer for How to Recover from Addiction

The goal of addiction recovery is to help reestablish healthy, productive interactions. This includes relationships involving the family, job, and community.  Studies show that entering and staying in rehab stops addictive behavior. Which studies say this? This needs to be cited.  Studies also report less criminal activity, better social and psychological functioning, and improved work performance among those who have gone through recovery programs.

As Cenikor understands and models at its centers, It’s important to remember that every person is unique. Recovery success depends on the type and extent of their problem. Having an appropriate care plan and quality treatment also impacts outcomes.

Addiction treatment also requires a commitment to behavioral changes. It may also involve taking medications to correct addictive cravings and psychological effects.  After all, addiction is a chronic disease like high blood pressure and diabetes. If you stop taking the medications or following the diet, you’ll get worse. The same can adverse effects happen with those recovering from addiction.

To find out more and get help, it’s important to contact Cenikor today. We can help you develop the tools needed to start and stay on the road to recovery

 Paying for Rehab

There are many different ways that individuals pay for rehab services. The first step is to find out which options are available to you. You may need to apply to programs and wait for acceptance before starting treatment.

The following will help you know where to start looking for help.

Employee Assistance Programs

Some companies offer Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) as a benefit for their workers. The individual may have access to free assessments, referrals, counseling, and follow-up services.  There is often a limit to the number of free sessions. Employees may have the option to continue seeing the EAP counselor and pay out of pocket.  EAPs don’t provide medical care or replace medical or mental health providers. They work with outside resources when the situation exceeds the EPA program limits. An EAP can help you get started and get referrals for the right treatment.

Credit Card

Another payment option for addiction rehab is to apply for a low-interest credit card. You can use this to pay copays and deductibles.  Often the credit limit is low at first so it’s important to pay the balance as soon as possible. This will improve your credit history and prevent building up debt.

Fundraisers

For those with poor credit, no health insurance, or other financial problems, you can try fundraising. Today, social media provides many ways to start a crowd-source fund for your cause. It may surprise you that friends, family, churches, and other groups want to help with your recovery.

Loans

Some finance companies specialize in healthcare-related loans or credit. Often this includes addiction treatment costs. These loans may have lower interest rates and more flexibility.  Also, consider talking with the bank that you use regularly about loan options. Speak with friends or family who may have the ability to set up a personal loan.

Medicare

Medicare beneficiaries may receive inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment. There are some rules that must be met in order to receive coverage.  Your healthcare provider must certify that the services are medically necessary. All treatment must occur in a Medicare-approved facility or from an approved provider.

Medicare Part D covers medically necessary outpatient prescription drugs used for addiction treatment. Yet, Part D doesn’t cover methadone or other similar drugs given for addiction treatment. It will cover methadone as part of an OTP service.

Another service, Structured Assessment and Brief Intervention (SBIRT), is also covered by Medicare. This service applies to individuals demonstrating addictive tendencies or behaviors. It includes screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment.

Medicaid

Each state creates its own Medicaid rules and regulations. This means that your state may or may not pay for addiction treatment. Speak with a local Medicaid representative to learn about the plan and qualifications.  Several managed healthcare plans have entered into agreements with Medicaid. If you have access to these specialized programs, talk with a Cenikor representative about your needs. Also, make sure the rehabilitation center accepts these plans.

Payment Plans

Some addiction treatment facilities offer sliding scale fees and payment plans. They may even offer their own financing plan with low monthly payments.

Private Insurance

The American Community Survey and the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement measured insurance coverage. The report showed that 92% of Americans had private health insurance for at least part of 2019.

At Cenikor, we accept the following insurances:

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup/MultiPlan
  • Beacon Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Health Springs Medicaid/ MultiPlan
  • Community Health Choice
  • CompCare
  • Cook Children’s Health Plan
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Magellan Commercial
  • MHNet
  • Parkland Community Health Plan – Medicaid
  • Right Care Scott & White Medicaid
  • Scott & White Health Plan
  • Sendero Health Plan – Medicaid
  • Texas Children’s Health Plan
  • TMHP Traditional Medicaid
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • Value Options (presently known as Beacon Health Options)
  • Cenpatico/Superior
  • Humana
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

This does not represent a complete list. Contact Cenikor to find out if they accept your insurance.

Each insurance plan has different rules about what they pay for. Ask about what your policy covers related to rehab.

It may cover inpatient and/or outpatient treatment as well as follow-up counseling. Other services include medical detox that often uses medications. Also, ask if they cover maintenance meds.

Are You Thinking About Seeking Addiction Rehab Services?

If you or a family member is struggling with an addiction, you may be considering rehab services. This article provided information about different options available to help pay for rehab.

At the Cenikor Foundation, we offer a variety of programs. They’re designed to help you and your loved ones get your life back on track This is done by addressing key behavioral issues.

The best way to learn how to deal with it, though, is to call Cenikor today at 877-243-2823 or 866-217-3362.  We look forward to hearing from you today.

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Jan

What Is the Treatment for Alcohol Addiction at Cenikor?

According to the WHO, three million people die each year from alcohol abuse, representing 5.3% of all deaths. This number only rises when considering the deaths of individuals between the ages of 20 and 39. In total, over 13.5% of deaths in this age group are alcohol-related.

At Cenikor we believe it is no shock that many people suffer from alcohol addiction, which is a medical disorder. When that disorder becomes severe, it is called alcohol use disorder or AUD. About 15 million Americans suffer from this disease, including about 400,000 adolescents.

This article will take a look at the standard treatment options and the best time to receive them.

When Is the Best Time to Undergo Treatment?

At Cenikor, one of the oldest, most successful, and best rehabilitation organizations in the nation, we provide effective treatments to help people achieve sobriety and sustain recovery for the rest of their lives.  Before treatment begins, though, the person must recognize they have a severe condition. Also, they must have a desire to quit drinking. Sometimes an individual will get to this point all by themselves.

Other times, friends and family members must hold an intervention. It is during this time that they can express their concerns about their loved one’s alcohol abuse. It may be the right moment to explain the help available at a rehabilitation center.

What are the different treatments? Let’s take a brief look.

Pharmaceutical Treatment for Alcohol Addiction

There are three prescriptions approved by the FDA that can prevent relapses. Of course, medicine alone will not cure alcohol addiction. Doctors recommend contacting a rehabilitation center for a complete recovery.

The three medications are Antabuse, Naltrexone, and Acamprosate. Antabuse (Disulfiram) works by preventing the breakdown of alcohol in the body. This blockage leads to buildup and causes people who drink alcohol to become very sick. Naltrexone (Revia) and Acamprosate (Campral) act by blocking receptors’ that affect alcohol cravings. These medicines allow people to control their urges to drink alcohol.

Alcohol Addiction Support Groups

A well-known treatment for alcoholism is support groups. The most common support group is AA or Alcoholics Anonymous. Since the 1930s, AA has helped people recover through understanding and shared experiences.

At support groups, recovering alcoholics can feel comfortable sharing their experiences. This is because all the participants know exactly how they feel. There is a unique feeling of understanding, which creates a support system for attendees.

AA is not the only type of support group. Other groups have the same purpose but approach alcohol addiction differently. For example, the Women for Sobriety group helps women who suffer from alcohol addiction.

Even during the pandemic, many of these support groups continue holding their meetings. Some are virtual so that those who need help can receive it no matter the situation.

Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers

Rehabilitation centers offer clients a detox program that will help with withdrawal symptoms. They also teach life skills that can help individuals manage money and hold down a job. These increase the chances of a successful recovery from alcohol addiction, especially if done in reputable facilities like ours.

The three fundamental stages of alcohol addiction rehab are:

  • Detoxification
  • Rehabilitation
  • Maintenance

Alcohol addiction rehabilitation centers have trained professionals that guide clients through these three steps. They also use individual and group counseling in their treatment plans. Sometimes, they may prescribe a medication that aids in recovery and observe the patient’s use of it.

It is essential to understand the treatment programs available at rehabilitation centers. By doing so, you will have an idea of the choices available.

If you are ready to enter one of the programs, reach out to Cenikor today at 888-236-4567. We will be able to match you with the best treatment program according to your needs. Here’s a brief guide to the treatments we have to offer.

Detox Program

Detoxification is the first step to rehabilitation from alcohol addiction. The purpose of detox is to stop a person’s drinking habits and cleanse their body of alcohol.

The treatment can last up to a week. At first, clients may experience some very uncomfortable symptoms caused by withdrawal.

Some withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Shakiness
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety

Since the withdrawal symptoms can be severe, clients may need observation and medication. Of course, the severity of your alcohol addiction will determine the program you need. At Cenikor, we offer two detox treatment types.

Outpatient Detox

During this detox treatment, clients can maintain a normal lifestyle. This means they can stay at home or even continue to work. Meanwhile, trained professionals supervise their recovery.

Clients take medication for the withdrawal symptoms. Also, they receive counseling sessions with a substance abuse therapist. A licensed medical director oversees the entire detox procedure.

Outpatient detox programs are best when the client is highly motivated or when their addiction is not severe. Since they will receive less supervision than in an inpatient program, they should be prepared to detox at home.

Inpatient Detox

Inpatient detox programs require clients to remain at the rehabilitation center. Medical staff will watch the client 24/7 and give them medicine to ease the withdrawal symptoms. This program is best for those who need extra help to stop drinking or without a comfortable place to detox.

Doctors usually recommend inpatient detox programs. They may be safer and more comfortable than outpatient programs. When helped through the entire detoxification process, clients are more likely to follow through.

Short-Term Rehabilitation Program

A short-term program usually lasts one month, and the client must stay in the facilities. During this time, medical professionals create an individualized treatment plan. Our treatment includes various types of counseling- individual, group, and family.

Clients will also be prepared to face challenges after the program is over. This will help them avoid relapses.

Of course, those suffering from alcohol addiction should check with our rehab center specialists to ensure that a short-term program is right for them.

Long-Term Rehabilitation Program

This program requires clients to go through all the steps of addiction recovery. Clients may stay at the center for months.

They should start the program when they are ready. Having proper motivation will lead to better results.

Cenikor’s long-term treatment benefits are not limited to alcohol addiction. Our programs help clients regain financial stability, employment, and suitable housing.

The workforce development training will guide those looking for jobs. This is especially important since they may experience discrimination from potential employers. But, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), they have the same rights as other people.

Adolescent Program

This program helps adolescents with alcohol addiction. Usually, they are between the ages of 13 to 17.

Our clinical personnel gives individual therapy, recovery services, and assessment of the adolescent. Those who have dual diagnosis will receive treatment for mental disorders.

Counselors will help structure the young client’s behaviors and attitudes. Also, they will receive a school-education through a qualified teaching staff. Additionally, our rehabilitation center includes a workforce development program with this treatment. You can rest assured that at Cenikor, clients will have everything they need to rehabilitate.

Outpatient Rehabilitation Program

Outpatient rehabilitation allows those with alcohol abuse disorders to receive help without living at a rehab center. It is vital to have a comfortable living environment and the support of their family. This will increase their chances of successful rehabilitation.

Just as with outpatient detox programs, the client can continue their daily activities. This may mean working or caring for their family. Meanwhile, clinical and medical staff provide extensive services, including recovery and after-care services.

The client’s family can help a great deal in the recovery process. For this reason, recovery centers include families in the process.

The client’s addiction may have caused them to make poor decisions in the past. Understanding the severity of alcohol addiction can help them forgive their loved one.

Counselors can also help families to rebuild broken relationships and reconnect. Having healthy and supportive relationships will motivate the client to rehabilitate.

Sober Living Program

Many times, a client’s home is not suitable for a full recovery from alcohol addiction. Sometimes, they live with others who do not support their recovery process. Also, they may not feel ready to face so many temptations on their own.

Thus, many rehabilitation centers offer homes that are safe and free from alcohol. Sober living programs are significant transitions from rehabilitation centers to the real world.

The client may remain in these homes as long as they fulfill the requirements. They must be sober for thirty days, participate in local support groups, and maintain a stable job. At Cenikor, we offer sober living programs that help with the transition.

Recovery Support Program

Often, a person who hasn’t been rehabilitated well from alcohol addiction will relapse. So, we offer a treatment program that helps people who suffer from chronic relapse.

The goal is to empower them to take control of their actions. At the same time, a specialist will address certain life areas like mental health and housing. When they finish the program, clients will have learned methods that will help them avoid relapse.

Seek Help for Alcohol Addiction at Cenikor

Although alcohol addiction is a debilitating disorder, there are many treatment options. If clients have a willing attitude, they can recover with the help of treatment programs.

No matter if you are looking for help with alcohol addiction for yourself or a loved one, reach out to us at Cenikor. For over 50 years, Cenikor has been helping those who need treatment.

Contact us to learn more about our alcohol addiction recovery programs.

 

1/15/21  Written by Strike Marketing, edited by Cenikor Marketing Director Rebecca Trahan

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