Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Questions to Ask Before Entering Meth Addiction Treatment

Entering a meth addiction treatment center might be one of the scariest things that you can do. Despite this fear, you should know as much about the treatment center that you are going to as possible. You should ask a few vital questions before signing into a treatment center.

What Meth Addiction Programs do You Offer?

Treatment centers should offer a variety of treatment programs. No one program works for everyone, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Principles of Addiction Treatment. By having a variety of treatments for different people with different levels of addiction a treatment center can provide more comprehensive service. You will want to be sure that they offer the latest in treatments using:
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • The matrix model of treatment
  • Medications and treatment of co-occurring disorders
  • Aftercare
What Forms of Payment do you Accept?

You will want to ask if the treatment center takes your insurance. Many modern healthcare plans now cover addiction treatment and recovery as part of their standard insurance plan. According to the California State Legislature, health insurance classifies substance abuse treatment into two categories, detoxification and rehabilitation. For meth addiction treatment, you will need both categories. It is not enough to just detox from meth.

It is important that you work out how to pay for treatment before actually starting it. It is one less thing to worry about while you are recovering. Many of the treatment facilities will go over exact payment information with you or work with you if you do not have insurance.

What are the Rules at the Treatment Center?

The rules of a treatment center are very important. They are there to help you in your recovery and protect you while you are there. If you know the rules in advance, you will know what is expected.

You should know the answers to each of these questions before you enter the treatment center. It is important to understand what to expect out of meth addiction treatment.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Recognizing a Meth Addict

Narcotics expert Robert Penal discusses the telltale signs to look for to alert you that you may be dealing with a meth user, along with what to expect in terms of potential behavior.