Medical Mutual Rehab and Heroin Detox Coverage

Recognizing Heroin Addiction

If you're concerned that a loved one may be in the throes of heroin addiction, it's important to familiarize yourself with the following physical symptoms and signs associated with substance abuse:

  • Personality changes
  • Mood swings
  • Disorientation or mental confusion
  • Lying about activity or drug use
  • Fatigue or sleepiness
  • Slurred speech
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Runny nose
  • Scabs or bruises
  • Track marks on the arms or legs
  • Wearing long-sleeved shirts or long pants even in warm weather (to cover track marks)
  • Missing school or work obligations
  • Withdrawing from family and/or friends

The Devastating Effects of Heroin Abuse

Long-term heroin addiction can have devastating effects. Drug abusers are preoccupied with their addiction, often sacrificing their friends, family, school, work, and other commitments in favor of pursuing their next chance to get high. In addition its negative social impact, heroin addiction can also wreak havoc on the abusers body, leading to a variety of possible health problems such as:

  • Systemic bacterial infections that can affect the user's heat valves of blood vessels
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Lung disease including pneumonia or tuberculosis
  • Complications as a result of sharing needles or exchanging contaminated body fluids (HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, etc.)

Before heroin causes irreversible damage, use your Medical Mutual heroin detox coverage to seek help now.

Recovering from Heroin Addiction

The first step towards sobriety is to go through detox, a process during which the addict flushes all illegal drugs and other intoxicants out of their system.  The type of detox you may undergo may depend on your Medical Mutual heroin detox coverage; while some facilities offer medically supervised treatments that allow for practically painless detox, some insurance companies view these treatments as experimental. In those cases, detox can be an uncomfortable process, but it's an essential and unavoidable part of recovery.

One your system is clean, you began the real journey – maintain your new-found sobriety. Whether your initial treatment starts in an inpatient facility or via outpatient rehab, your Medical Mutual heroin detox coverage will most likely provide some sort of long-term support. Support groups allow recovering addicts to connect with like-minded individuals who understand the struggle in ways few other people can. Other 12-step type programs offer guidance and accountability to help members keep on track so that past heroin addiction continues to have no place in their healthier, happier future.

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Visions offers top-of-the-line treatment for 13 to 18 year old addicts, with alumni that includes Elizabeth Brockovich—daughter of Erin Brockovich—who found treatment in Vision's outpatient, day school, sober living and their Launch program.

Rating: 5 stars
Malibu and Los Angeles
$40,000/30 days (45 day minimum)

This SoCal rehab fosters a regimented but respectful recovery environment, where teens learn how to live sober through plenty of 12-step meetings and life-skills classes—not to mention "equine-assisted psychotherapy" and mixed martial arts.

Rating: 5 stars
Newport Beach, Calif.

At Sober College, young people learn life skills and can take accredited college courses while going through treatment for addiction.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Woodland Hills, CA
$15,000 - $25,000 per month;

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Rating: 4.5 stars
San Diego
$45,000 - $149,900 per month

This 12-step based non-profit Tennessee facility for men offers meetings, groups and camaraderie.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Burns, TN
30-day program: $6500; LTR Program / Extended Care: $5500 (monthly); step-down program (outpatient): $1500

This Austin, Texas rehab provides substance abuse and mental health services as an outpatient programs. It is universally beloved by its clients and alumni for the therapy provided to the individual and the support freely given by a caring staff.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Austin, TX

If you are looking for a loving and nurturing outpatient program which still emphasizes accountability, this may be the place for you. Almost unanimously, clients credit this Lakewood, Colorado program with improving their lives in significant ways.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Lakewood, CO
$30-$50 per group; $50-$75 per one-on-one session.

The Sanctuary Byron Bay combines a completely individualized holistic approach with unrivaled luxury. If you want excellent treatment combined with true privacy and every possible amenity, including your own 24-hour carer, this is the place for you.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Byron Bay, Australia

DARA is as lush and exotic as you might expect. Their program includes airport pick-up, a full medical exam at a nearby private hospital and luxury amenities—all at surprisingly affordable prices.

Rating: 4 stars
Koh Chang, Thailand
$6,995 for 4 weeks.

Highly rated by their teen clients and their families, Paradigm Malibu offers programs for a really wide range of adolescent disorders including: depression, anxiety, personality disorders, substance abuse, behavioral addictions, and eating disorders.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Malibu, CA
$49,000 flat rate