Some individuals struggling with substance abuse may not have any way to pay for quality treatment, and the free treatment options may not be substantial enough to help them truly recover. So when someone doesn't have private health insurance, treatment may be available through state financed insurance. The services available through state financed insurance can of course vary according to the criteria set forth by each state, but what is and isn't covered can easily be ascertained by contacting the administrator of your insurance in your area. This can also be something that can be discussed with the primary care physician that has been established though your state financed insurance, and in many cases any treatment services you do receive will need to be deemed necessary and prescribed by your PCP.
In some instances, state financed insurance only covers substance abuse treatment which is provided in their own facilities which are state funded. Sometimes, there is room for flexibility and options that aren't limited to these choices. Depending on what situation the individual is in according to which state they live in, being able to choose from only state funded facilities can most definitely have its drawbacks. These facilities sometimes don't have the ability to keep individuals in treatment long enough or provide the most effective treatment services for individuals who have struggled with chronic long term addiction, so relapse rates can be very high in such circumstances. When there are more options available through state financed insurance, individuals may be able to choose from inpatient programs which delivers treatment over a longer period of time than a state funded facility. When an individual isn't able to access services which fully meet their needs through state financed insurance, it is highly recommended that they get help establishing some type of continuum of care following treatment. This could be follow up meetings on a regular basis with the treatment counselor, participation in group meetings, or private outpatient treatment if this is at all possible. The first thing to do is establish what is and isn't coved through state financed insurance and take it from there, and this can be established very quickly and simply so that the ball can get rolling on your treatment.
Choosing the correct treatment program for yourself or a family member can be one of the the most important decisions you ever make. With so many choices for treatment, and so many variables to consider, getting help from a knowledgeable addiction specialist who understands what types of treatment will work best is invaluable.
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