UMR Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment

Detoxing from Prescription Drugs

Assuming you haven't already quit using prescription medication on your own, the withdrawal process will begin once you receive preapproval for UMR prescription drug detox. As you stop using pills like opiates, your body will begin to crave the substance it has been inundated with for so long. As a result, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Agitation or Irritability
  • Muscle Pain
  • Generalized Body Aches
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Runny Nose
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Yawning
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Goose Bumps
  • Dilated Pupils

Depending on the services negotiated, UMR prescription drug detox may or may not include medically supervised withdrawal as part of their prescription drug rehab coverage. Some insurance companies still consider this type of treatment to be experimental, and as such require patients to pay for it out of pocket. The good news is that even if you choose to detox "cold turkey," the side effects are not life threatening. You may be uncomfortable in the interim, but embracing sobriety is well worth being temporarily ill at ease.

Treating Prescription Drug Addiction

Your UMR prescription drug detox plan will include not just detox but also a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation helmed by addiction experts that are part of UMR's extensive network of providers. Prescription drug treatment typically encompasses the following:

  • Pharmacological Treatment – Some prescription medication addictions can be treated pharmacologically, or with other prescription medications. These medications focus on underlying conditions or behaviors, such as depression or obsessive compulsive disorder. There are also medications that inhibit the efficacy of addictive medications like oxycodone or codeine, or that help patients wean off the drugs without experiencing the physical cravings.
  • Behavioral Treatment – Experts recognize the behavioral elements that contribute to addiction, and many of these causations will be addressed through behavioral and cognitive therapy. Patients will learn how to deal with cravings, ignore temptations, and function in their new drug-free environment, and in some cases, how to cope with relapse.

Cost of Treatment

The cost of UMR prescription drug detox and treatment varies depending on which providers UMR contracts with. As UMR is a third-party administrator, not an actual insurance company, they will be negotiating your coverage on behalf of both you and your employer instead of providing that coverage themselves. You can rest assured you'll receive the attention and advocacy you need to get the treatment you deserve. 

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