Dealing with addiction is a daunting journey, and the hardest part is taking the first step and recognizing you need help. Being open to treatment isn’t easy.
If you’re reading this because you or a loved one has acknowledged there is an addiction issue, please know you have taken the tough first step, and give yourself, or them, credit. You or your loved one are making the first of what we hope will be many steps towards the healthy new life you deserve.
If you have never been to a rehabilitation facility, it’s reasonable you may have concerns for how the process will look and go. As far as treatment is concerned, you can expect to start your treatment in a detox program, assuming you have a significant addiction. A detox program will allow you to get through potential withdrawal symptoms with a minimum of discomfort, and with medication and doctors available to help you transition.
After detox, you can expect to participate in a residential addiction treatment program for at least 30 days. Depending on your personal circumstances, an outpatient program may suffice. However, inpatient programs tend to create longer lasting recoveries. While in treatment, you will be put through intensive therapy. This will give you an opportunity to learn the truth about your addiction and the possible ramifications should you keep using.
Once you leave rehab, the recovery journey begins in earnest. The good news is there are resources to help you stay sober. The best resources include your participation is a 12-step program, living in a sober living environment, and additional outpatient counseling when need.
Treatment in Orange County
As far getting treatment in Orange County is concerned, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better environment for recovery. A number of the county’s top rehab centers are here, and they provide luxury living arrangements with plenty of amenities to make rehab feel like home.
If you have to travel to the OC for rehab, this can also serve as an asset because it will give you a chance to remove yourself from the people, places and things that gave birth to your addiction. You may find you have a better chance of recovery without distractions and interference.
Cost of Treatment
Treatment isn’t free, but it is worth it. Your life is at risk, and when you want the best care possible, it’s important to choose a facility that meets all your needs. It’s not fun to use savings or credit to pay for treatment, but you it’s vital to consider the alternative of not getting proper treatment and relapsing.
The good news is many Orange County treatment centers accept insurance as a form of payment. If you have a healthcare policy through your employer or as an individual, you will want to be aware of how you insurance works.
The Affordable Care Act of 2009
When President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA), addicts with coverage became immediate beneficiaries of the new law. First, the new law prevented insurers from eliminating pre-existing conditions from coverage. Second, the new law dictated that insurers were required to cover addiction treatment the same way they would cover treatment for any other medical condition. That’s all good news for someone who desperately needs treatment for any kind of substance abuse addiction.
While all of this is good news, there is a caveat. The ACA does not dictate to what extent insurance companies have to cover addiction treatment costs. They do have to cover at least a portion of the following:
- Inpatient residential treatment – basic services
- Outpatient treatment
- Detox programs
- Detox and recovery related medications
- Aftercare counseling
As the patient, it’s your responsibility to contact your insurer and find out exactly what they will cover and to what extent. If you experience problems getting information, most OC treatment centers have administrative people who can help you get the answers you need.
If you are ready to seek help, you can start by contacting top treatment centers and asking if they accept payments from healthcare insurers. Once you clear that hurdle, you should be free to focus on recovery. Recovery requires a lifetime of commitment. Your reward will be the chance to live a normal life again.
Simple Recovery is a world-renowned, California state-licensed substance abuse recovery center. We offer dual diagnosis treatment, so if you are experiencing both substance abuse and symptoms of a mental disorder, we can work with you to restore your happiness, health, and well-being. You do not have to continue living this way; there are many people here ready to help you.
Reach out to us today at 888-743-0490 to speak confidentially with an addiction counselor, or contact us online.