Drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse, in general, has been growing and worsening for some time now. This has been an ever-present, dangerous issue going back into history, but it has been especially worrisome and problematic since the turn of the century. More specifically, the most concerning issue and problem has been with alcohol addiction of all things.
It’s not just with adults either. This is a constantly expanding and worsening issue amongst the nation’s youth, which is particularly concerning as it is this age range that tends to be the most at risk for deaths as a result of these abuses. To look more closely into this, alcohol consumption and abuse is becoming far more regular and far more accepted in modern day society, and the effect that this attitude and mindset is having on the nation’s youth is very unhealthy. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) more than a full fourteen percent of United States’ young adults from the age group of twelve to seventeen years old drink alcohol on a regular basis.
On the subject of young adults abusing alcohol, the point of young adults abusing alcohol because of their upbringing cannot be stressed enough. To prove this point, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism found that children of families with at least one alcohol addicted parent are four times as likely to develop problems with alcohol as children of sober, non-drinking parents.
Alcohol abuse has become a serious issue in the United States in the last several years, the truth of which has been shown simply by ever increasing trends of abuse. The effect that this has on the children of alcohol abusers is unacceptable. Nearly a full seventeen percent of all children under the age of fourteen in the United States have the misfortune of living with a parent who has a serious drinking problem. As the children get older, the statistic gets worse. Over twenty percent of children under eighteen live with a parent who drinks heavily or who has an alcohol addiction crisis.
For individuals who are suffering from alcohol addiction, the best way to address and handle that problem is with inpatient, residential, alcohol addiction and dependence treatment centers, detox facilities, rehabilitation programs, and recovery organizations. Such facilities engage addicts in working through the various problems and issues that they are struggling and suffering with to come to a point where they are no longer addicted alcohol.
When people are addicted to alcohol the most important thing for them to do is to enter into a rehabilitation center for that alcohol addiction. More specifically, they will need an inpatient rehab center as only inpatient rehab centers are able to provide the tools and the technologies needed to really address the many issues that alcohol addicts suffer with. Alcoholism is an enveloping and conflicting issue to say the least and it has been for some time. For those who are addicted for multiple years, they will need a very specific method of address to really tackle this problem appropriately.
For those addicts who are covered by insurance policies, the benefits and the gains that they could have from going to rehab are tantamount to life changing, and the fact that they are covered by insurance makes the situation that much easier for them. They are able to go to treatment, and they don’t have to front the cost of what could be a very expensive program.
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.