Substance abuse is an overindulgence or dependence on any addictive or psychoactive substance, including alcohol and drugs. Substance abuse often leads to something called dependence syndrome. Dependence syndrome is best described as a strong desire to take the drug, difficulties controlling its use, continuing its use despite harmful consequences, and a compulsive desire for its use over other activities. Substance abuse can also lead to increased tolerance, which leads to more dangerous substance abuse. The most commonly abused substances in the United States are alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, hallucinogens, ecstasy (also known as Molly), and heroin.
As of March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act requires all health insurance plans to cover mental and behavioral health services, including treatment for substance use disorders. Your specific health benefits will vary depending on where you live and the health insurance plan you have.
Substance abuse insurance coverage
Insurance plans will cover the following substance abuse treatments:
- Inpatient care in an approved facility
- Outpatient care with an approved provider
- Medical detox, including medications
- Co-occurring mental health conditions
- Follow-up counseling
- Maintenance addiction medication
Health plans accepted by Alpine Recovery Lodge
Alpine Recovery Lodge accepts the following healthcare plans:
- United Healthcare
- BlueCross BlueShield
- and many more!
Please take a moment to fill out the Insurance Screening Form that will give us the information we need to verify your benefits.
Goals of substance abuse treatment
Whether you or a loved one are struggling with alcohol or another kind of substance abuse, the goals are the same and include:
The first goal of rehab is to stop abuse patterns and avoid picking them up again.
- Treatment of co-occurring disorders
Most people who struggle with substance abuse are often wrestling with a mental disorder, as well.
The best way to stay sober and avoid a relapse is to work honestly and actively toward recovery.
Recovering from alcohol or substance use disorder requires perseverance and a desire to recover.
- Relapse prevention
The second largest goal of substance abuse treatment is avoiding a relapse. It’s important to learn the tools for resisting temptation and avoiding old behavior patterns.
If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol abuse and need help, Alpine Recovery Lodge provides compassionate, effective short-term and long-term substance abuse treatment in Alpine, Utah. Call us today at 877-415-4060 to find out how to get started on the road to lasting recovery.