Finding Substance Abuse Centers

by

 If you or a loved one suffer from substance abuse, it’s time to act. It’s easy to fall into the trap of waiting for “the right moment,” but the right moment may never come. Substance abuse is not only devastating to the individuals immersed in it, it’s also extremely damaging to their families and friends, and waiting for the perfect moment to intervene can mean waiting until it’s too late. It is impossible to predict when a problem that seemed under control will boil over and destroy lives. Help is available, and seeking it out can save lives, not only that of the abuser but potentially those of others as well. If you have questions about a friend or an employee you may want to get a free background check to see if they have any drug related issues.

The consequences of substance abuse make the news with increasing regularity, and for a good reason.[1] Illicit drug use is rising, and alcohol, while legal, continues to ravage individuals and families.[2] Although marijuana remains a hot debate topic regarding its tenuous legal status and negative impact on users, the more dangerous illicit drugs continue to ravage many communities, particularly in rural regions, an area that a University of New Hampshire report indicates is a trouble spot for increasing amounts of methamphetamine and alcohol abuse.[3]

Annual deaths from drug overdoses are on the rise, with heroin in particular distinctly impacting men.[4] However, drug abuse and its consequences respect no gender, no racial background, no nationality and no income level. All parts of society are affected by addiction. Even if the substance changes across socioeconomic levels changes, the negative outcomes remain the same.

Thankfully, there is immediate help available for those suffering from these problems, including assistance for friends and family members looking for ways to intervene in the lives of their loved ones.

 

Looking for Treatment Programs?

substance abuseThe vast majority of substance abuse treatment facilities are not government run or facilitated. A 2012 survey found that most are run by nonprofit organizations (51%) while about a third are private, for-profit organizations. Federal, state and local facilities only account for 11% of all facilities, serving only around 12% of all clients.[5] When searching for programs and facilities, first look for nonprofit facilities, which offer lower costs, and then private facilities, where the cost may be more, but where financial assistance may be available.

The American Addiction Centers is a national program that accepts medical insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. The program also gains access to government grants that may help provide you with free care. Treatment centers are spread out across the country. If you are willing to travel or have a family member travel to get help, this may be a good option for you.

The American Addiction Centers also includes a section on their website where you can find state-funded rehab centers, an option for those who have low income, inadequate insurance or no insurance at all. You can find out more information from the American Addiction Centers website or use the Single State Agencies Directory (pdf). The SSA directory has at least one listing in every state.

The website addicted.org also has a list of drug rehab facilities and programs in every state. The site also includes helpful information for those looking to get help for others, as well as information hotlines for those who need to talk to a real person about getting connected to a facility. The website also includes an impressively detailed directory which breaks each state’s treatment facilities down by counties, types of services, special services, types of payments, meetings and cities.

 

Available Treatment Programs

Not all treatment programs are alike. These programs can differ depending on the type of substance abused and the severity of it. It’s important to understanding the differences in programs and which program is right for you or your loved one This information is summarized from the National Institutes on Drug Abuse, a branch of the National Institute of Health.

Long-Term Residential Treatment – These programs provide 24-hour care facilities, where clients live within a community built around holistic recovery. There are different types of Long-Term Residential facilities with different approaches, but all focus on helping individuals with particularly severe cases rebuild their lives and can include the development of work skills so that the person can re-enter normal life with a better chance at success. This option is often required for those whose problems have become a criminal issue.

Short-Term Residential Treatment – A shorter-term variant of the Long-Term Residential Treatment, this program often emphasizes various 12-step programs toward rehabilitation over the course of 3-6 intensive weeks. These programs typically end with an outpatient program that is necessary to success and at preventing the risk of a relapse.

Outpatient Programs – These short-term, temporary programs are typically a summative part of Long-Term and Short-Term Residential Treatment, but are also used on their own. The main features of Outpatient Programs include group counseling and drug education. In some cases, this may involve single-day intensive drug treatment. These programs are typically less expensive than longer term programs, although they are not properly suited for those heavily involved in substance abuse.

Individualized Drug Counseling – Individual programs exist to help heavily involved substance abusers recover from their addiction. These can be short or long term, depending on need, and focus heavily on treating the addiction and underlying behaviors associated with the addiction. Counselors in this type of program typically work one-on-one with clients, developing a special program to best suit that client’s particular problem, and working as a liaison between the client and others, including family, employers and medical practitioners. Given the individualized nature, this is a relatively expensive option.

Group Counseling – Group counseling has been shown to be extremely effective when combined with other methods. Part of the emphasis in group counseling is to get individuals to recognize their addictive tendencies through the experiences of others who share those experiences.

Criminal Justice-Involved Substance Abusers – While not a specific program, research shows that those when criminal justice is involved in the problem, a decrease in the abuse tendencies are more likely. The imperative that occurs while incarcerated for drug-related crimes, as well as the regularity of services provided while in prison, has been shown to produce positive outcomes. That said, this is a scenario that is not preferable for families and those with substance abuse problems.

 

Substance Abuse Center Expenses

Drug abuse treatment can cost several thousand dollars a year, depending on the type of program. A year-long methadone program can cost nearly $5,000, for example. However, according to the NCDA, the cost benefit for treatment results in a return of $4-$7 for every dollar spent.[6] Drug habits can be extremely costly, for both your family or the person with the drug addiction problem. It is typically less costly to spend money to solve the problem than to avoid paying. Financial support can be obtained using any of the following methods:

☑️ Medicaid

☑️ Medicare

☑️ State-financed health insurance

☑️ Employer health insurance

☑️ Private insurance

☑️ Military insurance

☑️ Grants made available through different facilities

The annual cost of imprisonment for drug offenses can reach, or even exceed, $24,000 per person, even without considering the burden on the legal system and the material and human costs of the actions that led to the imprisonment. Governments and local police forces do not want to arrest people, try them, and put them in jail: they prefer to provide resources to those who cannot pay for these types of programs before it becomes a criminal issue, instead of having to incarcerate someone for criminal violations. Don’t let financial problems deter you from seeking needed help for yourself or a loved one: If you need financial assistance, you can obtain it, regardless of your income level.

Notes
1. “Wasted: Horrifying photos of parents passed out by school bus after overdosing in their car” . DailyMail.co.uk
2. “DrugFacts – Nationwide Trends” . DrugAbuse.gov
3. “Substance Abuse in Rural and Small Town America” . Scholars.UNH.edu
4. “Overdose Death Rates” . DrugAbuse.gov
5. “Data on Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities” . SAMHSA.gov
6. “Is drug addiction treatment worth its cost?” . DrugAbuse.gov

 

 

Tips for Insurance Discounts
Home insurance and automobile insurance might be must-haves, but it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to have the appropriate coverages. There are things you can do to get discounts on your homeowners insurance and automobile insurance. Here are...
Government Assistance for Unemployment
Government Assistance for Unemployment Sometimes, life does not go as smoothly as planned. Fluctuations in the economy lead to periodic lay-offs. Sometimes, a company fails and workers find themselves out of work. Often, an employee and employer simply part ways after...
Home Improvement Grants
 Is your home desperate for repairs? Are you at your financial limits, broke...flat broke? Have you ever wondered how it would feel to have the government help you be able to afford these critical repairs? Help is possible through new home improvement...
Section 8 Housing | Where Do I Start?
Ok, what exactly is section 8 housing? Section 8 housing is also known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program. It is very fortunate here in the USA that housing assistance exists for low-income families, elderly, disabled and mentally challenged. The...
Inexpensive Public School Alternatives
Sending kids to the public school a few blocks away is a simple task for some families. However, not all parents wish to follow this route. They may have concerns about the safety of the public school in the neighborhood, or they may want a different type of education...
How A Home Warranty Will Save You Money
A Home Warranty Will Save You Money Owning a home can be expensive. Appliances break down, and air conditioners tend to quit working in the middle of the summer. In fact, most home have a major mechanical breakdown twice each year. Usually, these breakdowns occur at...
Morning Habits for Success
Are you a morning person? Many people enjoy getting up at the sunrise and having a cup of coffee while they browse the web and others prefer to sleep in as long as possible but the most successful people in the world embrace the mornings and in fact there...
Unpaid Wages Recovery Guide
If you worked for it, then you should get all upaid wages. Everyday can be a struggle and still come up on the short end of the stick. That is why you may be frustrated when you are not paid the money you are owed. Fortunately, there are many steps that you can take...
Feeling Lost? Free (Or Cheap) Career Assessment Tools
In today's world, more people are struggling to pay/find for housing, medical bills, education, and other aspects of life. As a result, embarking on a new career is becoming a popular option to better themselves and their families. However, when choosing a new career,...
Things You Need to Know About Section 8 Assistance
Things You Need to Know About Section 8 Housing Some families might find a safe, decent and affordable housing as a big challenge to tackle. Majority of regions in the United States do not have rent control laws in place. Therefore some renters find affording a...
Natural Antibiotics and Antivirals
The issues of antibiotics and antibiotic-resistant bacteria have gotten a lot of attention lately. The concern is that bacteria, having been exposed to antibiotics for so long, have developed a resistance to the antibiotics, creating "superbugs." The grim reality is...
Examine Failures and Find Inspiration
How to Examine Failures and Use it as Inspiration Sometimes, when we fail, it can feel like the end of the world. None of us like to be told that we are doing something wrong. None of us like to experience setbacks in our plans. It can make us question our self-worth,...
Affordable Housing Problems
On 1st Street in Santa Ana — not far from where authorities recently cleared a tent encampment along the Santa Ana River near Angel Stadium — developer Caleb Roope wants to build nearly 1,000 apartments that will be affordable for low-income seniors and...
HARP Eligibility and Assistance
 If your mortgage is making your financial life more difficult than you expected, you can get assistance through a program called HARP (Home Affordable Refinance Program). HARP eligibility is easy to determine as there are several factors that can affect...
Finding Employment with Job Searches
Finding Employment with Job Searches Sometimes, life hits Americans hard. With ups and downs in the economy, it may be difficult to maintain consistent employment over a long period of time. Fortunately, there are options to help find a new job or career. In the...
5 Strategies to Reduce Stress and Strengthen Family Relationships
 Stress is everywhere. You feel stressed at work and on your commute, and maybe even your home, the place that is supposed to be your sanctuary. When you arrive home from your job, you're met by bills that need to be paid, children that need to be fed and...
The FHA and Home Loans
 The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insures mortgages on loans provided through FHA-approved lenders. Since its creation in 1934, the FHA has insured tens of millions of homes for families in the United States. These mortgage insurances protect...
Understanding Federal Grants (Part 1)
 Let me start off by asking you this question. How would you like free money that you will never have to pay back, from the federal government? Sounds great doesn't it? Well, the simple truth is that you can get it if the government decides to award you a...
Accepting Failure | Achieve Success
Everybody has a setback every once in a while, but it doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with you. In fact, accepting failure can be a great opportunity to learn your own limitations and boundaries, then push through them, and provide you with a...
Self Help Works Too!
Self-Help Works Too! Government assistance serves as a great safety net for a lot of people. Unemployment, SNAP, Social Security Disability, and other benefits operate as a great way to prevent total financial collapse following negative life events. However, each of...

Subscribe

Family Picnic

Enter Your Email for Best Results

Due to the overwhelming response, please enter your name and email to ensure the proper search results.

You Are On Your Way!

Family Picnic

Enter Your Email for Best Results

Due to the overwhelming response, please enter your name and email to ensure the proper search results.

You Are On Your Way!

Family Picnic

Enter Your Email for Best Results

Due to the overwhelming response, please enter your name and email to ensure the proper search results.

You Are On Your Way!

Pin It on Pinterest