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Do Free Drug Rehab Centers Provide Medication?

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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”.

Personalized Treatment

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.

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5 Ways Eating Disorder Rehab Helps You Improve Your Body Image

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Eating Disorders and the Brain Eating disorders are extremely problematic to an individual and their family, especially when treatment is not received in time. Eating disorders normally stem from a person’s poor and distorted body image of their self. For example, people with anorexia typically believe they are overweight and need to lose weight, even….

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How Local Rehab Centers Benefit the Whole Family

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About two years ago my mother-in-law mother came to us and admitted that she had become addicted to opiate pain medication and that when she couldn’t find pills she often would substitute heroin because it was more readily available and less expensive. We had suspected that there might be a problem for sometime but still….

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Rehab Center Treatment Options for Dual Diagnosis Conditions

People affected by dual diagnosis conditions struggle with the combined effects of addiction and one or more psychological disorders. When considered separately, both addiction and mental illness can greatly compromise a person’s ability to function in daily life. When combined, people living with dual diagnosis stand to experience the worst of what these two conditions….

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How Holistic Rehab Methods Help Your Recovery

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The holistic approach to medicine ascribes to the philosophy that a patient should be treated as a whole, as opposed to a carrier of specific symptoms. Holistic methods are are often very helpful to people seeking rehabilitation from drug or other types of abuse. It is often a supplement to standard care, which the U.S…..

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Things to Consider When Choosing a Rehab Center

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How Rehab Centers Help with Drug Addiction According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is typically a lifelong disease and people cannot merely just stop using drugs for a few days and be cured. In order to achieve the goal of sobriety and abstinence most people require long-term or repeated episodes of treatment…..

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Local Rehab Centers: Benefits to Going Local

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Are you trying to figure out if you should seek treatment that’s close to home or far away? If you’ve wondered for some time now if there are benefits to seeking help that’s local or if you should choose a rehab center that offers treatment a distance away from your community and home—consider these benefits to….

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Ways to Tell if Your Loved One Needs Prescription Drug Rehab

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Medications that have been prescribed by a doctor for treatment of pain and other ailments are generally safe when taken as directed. Unfortunately, there are people who abuse medicated drugs and this can pose threats to their health, and cause distress to those around them. If you suspect a loved one is addicted to painkillers,….

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Yoga as a Part of Inpatient Addiction Rehab

Yoga is a healthful alternative treatment method that, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, has been found to “maintain… health and well-being, improve physical fitness, relieve stress… enhance quality of life,” lower heart rate, lower blood pressure, and relieve anxiety, depression, and insomnia. In addition, it can also be a major….

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Do I Need Aftercare?

Whether or not a patient is in need of aftercare depends strongly on their state of recovery when their treatment program at a rehab center ends. However, there are many different types of aftercare available, and attending another type of treatment after one’s time in a rehab center is over is often helpful. What Options….

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An Inspiring Glimpse into Recovery from Meth Addiction

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The mugshot of people who have used meth over the years and rapidly progressed from average looking people to near death are plastered all over the internet—the infographic is called the “Faces of Meth” and for good cause. Unfortunately, very few people have had the opportunity to actually hear the real life stories behind the photos….

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