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  • Drug Overdose Facts
  • Current use of marijuana among U.S. teens has dropped dramatically in the past decade; this decline has stalled during the past several years however.
  • Drug overdose deaths are medico-legal cases investigated by medical examiners or coroners. Although medical examiner charts are recognized as a key source of information for monitoring such deaths, the accuracy of official statistics on drug mortality remains uncertain.
  • Bath Salts which are sold and marketed in the U.S. commonly have benign names such as "Cloud Nine" or "Vanilla Sky", a tactic the DEA believes has been a contributing factor in individuals assuming that these substances are safe.
  • Between 2005 and2009 among males between the ages of 21 and 34, the number of emergency room visits involving opiates increased significantly from 7,185 to 11,509 visits.
  • GHB analogues such as GBL and BD metabolize into GHB in the body when consumed.
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Co-Occurring Mental with Substance Abuse Issues

Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders must address both issues in order to become fully rehabilitated. Some individuals take drugs or alcohol to ease symptoms of mental health problems, and some individuals take drugs which then, in turn, causes symptoms which mimic mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Addiction treatment professionals know how to distinguish between the two, and can work with clients to appropriately treat real mental health conditions in tandem with any other substance abuse treatment that is done with the individual. This has proven to be effective in keeping individuals with mental health disorders off of drugs and alcohol and mentally stable and healthy.

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Self Pay (Out of Pocket)

Self payment substance abuse rehab programs are an excellent alternative to other types of rehab centers i.e. private medical insurance and state funded programs. Individuals who are capable of attending self payment programs pay for their entire treatment process out of pocket. Keep in mind though, this does not mean that they will not have access to financial assistance if needed. It just means that self payment is their primary method of covering the cost of their drug rehabilitation program. To learn more about self payment at a specific program, contact a substance abuse rehabilitation center and inquire as to their payment options. It is a good idea to contact a number of programs so that you have a comparison of your choices regarding treatment options and payment options.

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Medicaid Coverage

Medicaid is a type of health insurance which is accessible to individuals in certain low-income tax brackets. Eligibility for Medicaid depends greatly on income and other factors such as whether or not the individual has dependents and if they receive any other assistance. Medicaid may possibly even cover the costs associated with drug treatment, and there are a lot of drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities throughout the country which are covered through Medicaid. Most drug treatment programs which are covered through Medicaid may only provide a limited treatment curriculum and may only provide such treatment on a short term basis, usually 30 days or less. People who have Medicaid should research which programs cover the greatest amount of treatment for the most amount of time to acquire the full benefits of a Medicaid rehab program.

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Private or Personal Health Insurance

When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol and is looking for help, there are many effective drug rehabilitation programs accept private health insurance. Whereas some outpatient and short term programs accept private health insurance, far more beneficial drug rehab facilities which offer an inpatient or residential stay for at least 90 days are also an available option. These rehab facilities which accept private health insurance can vary in terms of treatment curriculum, but those clients who are covered by private health insurance are fortunate enough to have financial assistance when it comes to paying for a drug or alcohol rehab program. For more information, consult with a treatment professional at a drug or alcohol rehab center in your area to see which services your private health insurance will cover.

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Accepts Military Insurance (E.G., Va, Tricare)

Military health insurance usually relates to TRICARE and is a typically recognized insurance for certain drug treatment programs. A drug rehab that accepts military insurance will normally accept most other types of insurance as well. TRICARE normally covers detoxification, rehabilitation and outpatient treatment.

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