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  • Drug Overdose Facts
  • One way to reduce the frequency of heroin drug overdoses in the United States would be to inform heroin users about the severe danger of combining the drug with alcohol or various other types of depressants.
  • Exercise can be an effective complement to many drug rehabs and has shown efficacy in reducing stress and helping prevent weight gain following drug cessation.
  • Ecstasy use is often results in sustained, strenuous activity, such as dancing, which could increase the risk of heart damage or other cardiovascular complications in susceptible individuals.
  • Ecstasy overdose can cause permanent damage to sections of brain critical to thought and memory.
  • About 2% of eighth graders in the U.S. report having taken anabolic steroids at least once.
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Medicaid Coverage

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

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Private or Personal Health Insurance

If somebody is addicted to drugs or alcohol and is looking for help, many effective substance abuse rehabilitation facilities accept private health insurance. Whereas some outpatient and short term programs accept private health insurance, far more beneficial drug or alcohol treatment facilities which provide an inpatient or residential stay for at least 90 days are also an available option. These rehab facilities which accept private health insurance can differ in terms of treatment curriculum, but those people 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 facility. For more information, speak with with an addiction specialist at a drug treatment program in your area to see which services your private health insurance will cover.

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