If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, you’re not alone. According to SAMHSA, 19.7 million American adults battled a substance use disorder in 2017. The problem is widespread enough that addiction is classified as a disease and therefore covered by insurance. Beacon is one of the many companies who offers up to full coverage for various levels of addiction treatment.
Insurance Pays For
- DETOX (7-9 DAYS)
- RESIDENTIAL (30-60 DAYS)
- OUTPATIENT (6+ MONTHS)
- DRUG ADDICTION
- DUAL DIAGNOSIS
In recent years, Beacon coverage for drug rehab has vastly improved thanks to the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Before these legislative improvements, few insurance policies covered detox or rehab treatment for addiction. Using health insurance coverage, more of the 1.6 million people in L.A. and Orange Counties than ever before, suffering from drug addiction, can access the help they need.
Why Do They Pay For Treatment?
Beacon and other insurance companies now recognize that healthy policyholders are the least expensive ones. By helping their policyholders to treat addiction for sustainable recovery, these insurance companies realize that their profitability will also benefit. This means that addiction detox and rehab benefits everyone, from the patient and their family to the insurance provider. Talk to a counselor.
Finding A Reputable Rehab
Treatment centers offer several levels of care. Ideally, a person seeking recovery would begin with detox, move to residential, and then transition into IOP (outpatient). Going through each step greatly increases the chances of success long term, as skipping any of them can increase the likelihood of relapse. So what is each stage actually for?
DETOXING FROM CERTAIN SUBSTANCES CAN BE FATAL IF NOT MONITORED BY TREATMENT PROFESSIONALS. WE MAKE CLIENTS AS COMFORTABLE AS POSSIBLE DURING THEIR WITHDRAWALS BY ADMINISTERING AND TRACKING THE APPROPRIATE DETOX MEDICATIONS.
ONCE SOMEONE IS FULLY TAPERED FROM THEIR DRINK OR DRUG OF CHOICE, THEY NEED TO GO THROUGH TREATMENT. INPATIENT THERAPY TEACHES THEM HEALTHY COPING SKILLS TO LIVE A SOBER LIFESTYLE UNDER SUPERVISION OF CLINICAL STAFF.
AN INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (IOP) PROVIDES NECESSARY THERAPEUTIC RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NEWLY SOBER. ACCESS TO TREATMENT PROFESSIONALS OUTSIDE OF RESIDENTIAL CARE HELPS PEOPLE TRANSITION FROM INPATIENT.