Medication is often a necessary part of drug addiction recovery.
So. Here you are- You with the addiction to cocaine; You with the addiction to meth; You with the addiction to opiates. You have found yourself right smack in the middle of a raging addiction that you have no control over. You feel helpless and scared. You want to get help for your addiction but you don’t have a clue where to start and even worse, you don’t have any money. You’re afraid that if you go to your local health department ask for assistance in getting treatment that you might not get the best care or that you might have to for-go some of the things that would be included in a treatment center that didn’t offer their services for free or at a shared cost.
You should know that all drug treatment centers that would be approved by medicaid or other public assistance programs are required to adhere to strict guidelines regulated by the federal government so they are not allowed to skimp on your care just because you can’t afford it.
Do Free Drug Rehab Centers Provide Medication During Treatment?
You might be concerned that by going to a free drug rehabilitation center for your drug treatment that you might not be prescribed medications that ease the symptoms of withdrawal during the detoxification process and sometimes even longer for maintenance from drugs like heroin and synthetic opiate drugs. This just isn’t true.
Drug rehabilitation centers often offer their services at no charge or at a reduced cost for those that cannot afford it and some accept Medicaid and other public funding. They offer medical treatment as well as counseling and behavioral therapy just like any other drug facility which includes medications and counseling to help ease the physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal and according to NIDA, “Research shows that TCs (Treatment Centers) can be modified to treat individuals with special needs, including adolescents, women, homeless individuals, people with severe mental disorders, and individuals in the criminal justice system”.
Symptoms of withdrawal can vary depending on the kind of drug you have an addiction to. Opiate withdrawal symptoms are often thought to be the hardest to endure physically but drugs like cocaine and crystal meth seem to have worse psychological side effects because of the way cocaine affects the brain. Your facility staff will work up a treatment program that will be personalized depending on your needs.
While it might not include the fancy room or oceanside view that some luxury drug rehab centers provide, all the aspects needed for full recovery from your addiction will be available to you. If it is an inpatient facility you might share a room with several people and help to prepare and clean up after meals, maintain your own laundry and even have assigned chores that you are responsible for to help maintain the facility grounds. If your doctor thinks that outpatient treatment will be a better option, then you will make regular scheduled visits to an outpatient facility so that your medication can be monitored and for counseling sessions and behavioral therapy.
For those seeking treatment for addiction, they may find many obstacles that make it difficult to return to a sense of normalcy. In the work place, addiction can result in termination of employment. It can also be incredibly difficult to find employment while in recovery when employers learn of a potential candidate’s history of addiction…..
Feelings of denial can cast a wide net within the life of an addict. The effects of drugs on the mind make it all but impossible for addicts to acknowledge, let alone confront, how drugs have damaged their lives. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, as of 2009, an estimated 23.5 million people….
How Do Eating Disorders Disrupt a Person’s Life? Eating disorders greatly disrupt a person’s life, not only do they negatively impact a person’s physical health, but they also become the main focus in a person’s life, resulting in the thoughts of food and eating and losing weight, taking over their thought processes. A person with….
Meth addiction can cause permanent brain damage if the disease is left untreated. Most people addicted to meth do not realize the severity of their drug abuse behavior and many do not realize that there are effective ways of treating their meth addiction. Meth Addiction and Treatment According to the Center for Substance Abuse Research,….
Anyone who has a loved one struggling with drug addiction well knows how the effects of drugs can change a person in fundamental ways. Addictive substances exert their effects within the brain, causing gradual changes in a person’s physical and psychological makeup over time. In effect, someone living with an addict sees how a loved….
People who suffer from heroin addiction have an incredibly difficult time overcoming the physical and psychological dependence on the drug. It has been stated that no other drug is more physically dependent than an opiate such as heroin and for the addict, this means that getting help is not only difficult but can be painful….
One of the hardest parts of drug addiction is admitting that you have an addiction that you need help with. Knowing this is very debilitating and sometimes embarrassing. One of the things that is even more humiliating is having someone go through your belongings, telling you what you can and cannot have. There is however,….
There is mixed evidence as to whether drug addiction is actually predisposed by the genes or not but one thing that is known for sure is that addictive behavior is predisposed. What this means is that although actually being addicted to drugs may not be genetic there are genetic factors that play a role in….
Opioid addiction is a serious and growing program affecting communities. Getting treatment from an opioid rehab center gives you the best chance of beating this addiction, but how do you choose the right one? There are a few questions you need to ask before entering treatment, in order to make sure it is right for….
If you are regularly using marijuana, it has already made changes to your brain. You can try to live in denial or justify your use, but there isn’t any way to erase the reality of the changes. The more chronic your marijuana use is, the more severe and comprehensive the changes will be. In some….