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TUFTS Substance Abuse Rehabilitation and Detox Coverage
If you suspect that you have an addiction, the best course of action is to seek help. You often don’t see it as a problem until it starts hurting others, so why wait? Some people will answer with, “I can’t afford it,” and find their own way to treating themselves. This doesn’t always work out. Going cold turkey has bad repercussions and not a lot of people went through it without a hitch.
TUFTS Health Plans provides coverage for detoxification and rehabilitation. In accordance with the Affordable Healthcare Act, even the average citizen can avail usually expensive services.
Visit your trusted addiction treatment center to learn more about drug rehabilitation.
The specifics will vary, but in general, TUFTS will cover treatment and rehab for the following drug addictions:
- Crystal Meth
- Prescription Drug Abuse
When is Too Much, Too Much?
Often, patients with addiction only get help when someone makes them. This could be their loved ones, or in some cases, law enforcement. On the other side, what you believe could be an addiction, could easily be managed with simple healthy choices. So, how do you find out?
If you answer yes to more than one of these questions, talk to your physician.
- Are you getting concerned about your alcohol intake?
- Is your addiction undermining your work?
- Is your addiction undermining your relationships?
- Do any of your friends and family show concern about your usage?
- Are you taking alcohol or drugs while pregnant?
When you need to speak to your doctor, a good tip is to contact TUFTS and ask if they have any accredited physicians in your area. This often streamlines the process, as they can lead you to equally accredited facilities and professionals.
What Program Will Be Best For Me?
It’s up to your physician to find out what program will be best for you. There are outpatient treatments and inpatient treatments depending on your case. Your doctor may opt for an outpatient treatment if the following conditions are met:
- Your addiction doesn’t cause immediate harm to you or others.
- Your daily activities don’t get in the way of treatment.
- You don’t have any existing conditions that could affect the program.
- Your life situation has a low risk of exposing you to your abused substance.
Outpatient care consists of counseling and medication where you visit an office for a few hours. The frequency of visits can vary from 3 days a week, to daily visits. This is suitable if you want to stay close to your loved ones, or if you have unavoidable business responsibilities.
Inpatient care is considered if any of the following conditions are met:
- Outpatient programs don’t work or have little effect.
- You have health conditions that need to be addressed.
- You have mental issues that need attention.
- Your life situation makes it difficult to stay away from drugs or alcohol.
- You have no outpatient clinics in your area.
The duration of inpatient stays depend on your recovery. There’s a standard stay-in period but can be extended if you show slow progress. Normally, inpatient treatment is residential, so you have to live inside the facility.
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