Drug and alcohol addiction is an expanding and continually increasing problem in the United States. This issue just seems to expand ever outwards, now creating an issue that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have labeled as an official epidemic. In times like these and with as many as fifteen million Americans being addicted to alcohol alone, a crisis like this needs to be addressed and it needs to be addressed quickly.
Though drug addiction by itself is a serious and worrisome condition, the biggest problem in the United States when it comes to addiction is with alcohol. Alcohol is a major and impacting concern of the very worst kind. It is an ever present and constant worry in the hearts and minds of tens of millions of Americans, and it affects about a third of the U.S. population in some way. Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance, and it causes more deaths in the United States than all other drugs combined. This necessitates alcohol rehab covered by Alliance or other insurance policies.
Unfortunately, most insurance only covers approximately 30 days of treatment. Some individuals, due to the type and specifics of the addiction or just personal preference, desire to stay in rehab for a longer period. In those cases, they would need to pay for the extra time out-of-pocket.
It is always a good idea to check to see what portion, if any, your insurance will cover for substance abuse treatment. If your policy will not fully cover all the costs, you could ask the program if they allow payment installments; or there is the option of medical necessity loan options.
You want to find a program that your insurance will cover AND is effective. Unfortunately, it is complicated which insurance coverage is accepted at what recovery center for what specific treatment protocols. The easiest way to know if you have coverage is to speak with one of our counselors. Besides being able to tell you more about what type of programs to consider, they will be able to compare your insurance coverage against each center’s acceptance.
Some might suggest, “Any treatment is better than no treatment.” Even though this is well intended, it is not true. Long-term studies show that those who relapse after treatment are far less likely to return to rehab in the future. This only emphasizes the fact that it is important to find a program that has proven to be successful. Do it right the first time.