Day: November 4, 2023

Drug Addiction Treatment – How to Overcome Barriers and Get the Help You NeedDrug Addiction Treatment – How to Overcome Barriers and Get the Help You Need

Approximately 21.2 million people aged 12 and older, or about 1 in 13 in the United States, need drug addiction treatment. However, only a fraction of those who need help receive it. Among many factors, lack of access and cost are the biggest barriers to addiction treatment.Go

In this episode of the Very Well Mind Podcast, hosted by therapist Amy Morin, an addiction specialist shares how to overcome these barriers and get the help you need.

The most effective treatment plans involve a full range of services, including medical detox (uses medicine to ease withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of complications), behavioral therapy, family counseling, alumni support groups and lifestyle changes that can help you manage real-life triggers that may lead to relapse. They can also include transitional housing and other forms of support to help you reintegrate into your daily life once you complete the program.

Holistic Healing: The Role of Mind, Body, and Spirit in Rehab for Addiction

Treatment options are available at varying levels of intensity and in inpatient and outpatient settings. Many private insurance companies cover addiction treatment, and public health insurance programs like Medicare and Medicaid can often help with the costs as well. During an intake assessment, an admissions counselor can give you an idea of what your coverage options are and suggest the best type of addiction treatment for your needs.

An inpatient rehab facility provides a safe environment where you can focus entirely on your recovery without the distractions of home and work. These facilities typically have strict rules about visiting hours and zero tolerance for drug use. Generally, they offer short-term (30 days or less) programs, but some have variable-length long-term programs as well.