AmeriHealth Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment

The Dark Side of Prescription Drugs

While many people associate addiction with alcohol or street drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and crystal meth, some of the most prevalent and dangerous drugs available today come straight from your friendly neighborhood pharmacist. The National Institute on Drug Abuse stated that in 2010, some 8.76 million Americans were abusing prescription drugs in a manner beyond their prescribed and approved use. From painkillers to tranquilizers to stimulants, too many Americans are seeing therapeutic drug use turn into uncontrolled addiction, often with devastating consequences.

According to an article published by PBS and referencing data amassed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in 2010:

  • There were 16,500 deaths due to prescription painkiller overdose.
  • Roughly 1 in every 20 Americans reported using prescription painkillers for non-medical reasons.
  • Prescription drug use has reached epidemic levels, with overdoses reaching totals great than deaths from cocaine and heroin combined.

The prescription drug abuse epidemic can be halted through healthcare intervention and rehabilitation. This is where your AmeriHealth prescription drug detox plan comes in to play.

What Will My AmeriHealth Prescription Drug Detox Consist Of?

Every detox plan is tailored to the patient in question, providing individualized care that takes into account that patient's particular needs. A general AmeriHealth prescription drug detox plan may consist of the following:

  • Inpatient Rehab – By starting your prescription drug rehab in a residential facility, you'll be under round-the-clock care and away real-life situations that could prove tempting and damaging to your recovery.
  • Outpatient Rehab – Your rehab plan could be on a completely outpatient basis or you could start as a residential patient and then, once released, continue your care on an outpatient basis so you have support as you transition back to a "normal" real-world schedule.
  • Ongoing Support – The addiction struggle is never ending, and many experts agree that on key to continued success is having ongoing support from a combination of sources. By participating in counseling, group therapy sessions, and having a qualified sponsor, you have both accountability and guidance as you traverse the path towards long-term wellness.

How Much of My AmeriHealth Prescription Drug Detox Will My Insurance Policy Cover?

Ultimately, your coverage depends on your policy and what type of rehab your referring doctor recommends. Many plans offer a multi-faceted coverage that encompasses prescription drug detox, a minimum of a 28-day stay in rehab, and outpatient visits to both addiction and mental health specialists. Our team of insurance benefits professionals are available 24/7 to help you check your benefits and find the treatment center best suited to your specific situation.

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