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Finding and Choosing Affordable Detox Centers for Heroin Addiction

You can find affordable detox centers for heroin addiction treatment that suit your needs and will allow you to recover safely from your substance abuse disorder, all it takes is a will to get help. Call 800-430-1407Who Answers? now to learn more and to receive help finding the best option for your safe and effective recovery.

What Does Affordable Detox Mean to You?

Heroin addicts often suffer from severe financial issues as a result of their substance abuse. According to the Centers for Substance Abuse Research, “The average heroin addict can spend up to $200 per day to maintain his or her addiction,” and continuing this behavior can cause a person to spend money meant for other things (including rent, food, and family) on heroin. This can lead to bankruptcy, homelessness, and other severe consequences, which is why it is so important to consider your need for treatment and what you can afford to pay for it.

One of the first steps you should take when looking for the treatment of your choice is to plan out a budget. This should involve all your current costs and bills as well as how much you believe you will be able to pay for a detox program without causing yourself serious financial issues. Once you have this budget, it will be much easier for you to find the care you need.

What If I Can’t Pay Anything for Treatment?

There are rehab and detox facilities that do provide partial- or all-free care to individuals who truly need it. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 4 percent of all substance abuse treatment facilities in the country in 2008 were completely free to patients. However, these facilities provide care based on need, which is usually determined by an individual’s income and other factors.

What Type of Care Do You Require?

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In addition to choosing a detox program that will provide you with safe, affordable care, you should also consider the type of program you will need for the most effective recovery possible. Ask yourself a few important questions before you begin to search for a heroin detox program.

  • Do I need inpatient or outpatient detox?
    • Many individuals need their first experience in addiction treatment to be in an inpatient detox center. This is because these programs provide 24-hour care that allows patients to recover without fear of relapse. It is also the best option for someone with a severe dependence on heroin, and because the drug can cause such intense dependencies and withdrawal symptoms, this can usually be the safest choice.
    • Other individuals who may benefit from inpatient care include:
      • Patients without strong social support systems
      • Patients with comorbid mental disorders
      • Patients with severe physical disorders in addition to addiction
      • Patients living in a home that is not conducive to recovery
      • Patients who need protection during recovery
    • However, some people are able to fare better in outpatient care, which in most cases is less expensive than inpatient treatment. If you have strong social supports, like friends and family members who can help you avoid relapse or a job, you may be able to detox in an outpatient program.
  • Do I need long- or short-term detox for my heroin addiction?
    • According to Harvard Medical School, “Short-acting opiates, like heroin, tend to produce more intense but briefer symptoms” during withdrawal. As a result, most individuals are able to withdraw from the drug quickly in a matter of one to two weeks and usually no more than a month. However, some people may need a longer detox period, especially if they are
      • Suffering from comorbid mental disorders
      • Detoxing from more than one drug of abuse
      • Suffering from a particularly severe dependency
    • Do I have additional issues with which my detox program will need to help me?
      • If you are suffering from a comorbid disorder, a serious physical side effect of your addiction, or another issue your physicians will need to be aware of, it is important to consider what type of program will best suit your needs.
      • Your financial situation may also affect the type of detox program you will need to seek, and as stated above, there are many different affordable detox centers, some of which provide all or partial financial assistance to those who need it.

How Do I Find Affordable Care?

Though it can seem difficult, there are ways of finding heroin detox centers that will offer you the care you need and also fit into your budget. However, it can be much easier to find the care you require if you have the help of someone who knows what to look for. You can call 800-430-1407Who Answers? today and speak to one of our treatment advisors who will be happy to answer your questions and help you find a suitable detox option for your recovery.

  • Our treatment advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take calls from people like you who are looking for help finding safe, affordable treatment for addiction.
  • When you call, your treatment advisor will likely need certain information from you in order match you with the best program. This information can include
    • How long have you been using heroin?
    • What other types of drugs have you used before and/or are currently using?
      • According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Nearly half” of young individuals asked about their substance abuse in three recent surveys stated that they used prescription opioids before they started using heroin.
    • Do you have any additional medical or psychological needs from your detox program?
  • The treatment advisor will also need to determine what type of care you will be able to afford. This is where the budget you created can come in handy. In addition, they will want information about your insurance plan if you have one.
    • Insurance can also be a helpful option when paying for addiction treatment. Many insurance companies provide coverage for at least part if not all of a detox and/or addiction rehab program for individuals who need these treatments.
  • After your treatment advisor has acquired the necessary information to help you find the care you need, they will start searching our directory of detox and treatment facilities where you can begin your recovery. They will be able to give you information on which programs seem like they will work best for your current situation, and they will be able to offer you help in creating a plan that will take you from calling the facility through the intake process and, finally, to beginning your treatment.

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How Do I Know a Detox Center Is Right for Me?

One of the best ways to find out if a specific detox center is the best choice for your needs is to visit the facility before you begin treatment there. This will allow you to get familiar with your surroundings and make sure you will be comfortable in the program. If you are comfortable, you will be more likely to finish out your full detox program as opposed to leaving in the middle. This is essential to helping one safely work through their withdrawal syndrome and transition into the next step of recovery.

Remember: Detox Is Only the First Step of Heroin Addiction Treatment

Though many individuals choose to begin their recoveries from heroin addiction in a detox center, it is absolutely necessary that you remember detox is only the beginning of your recovery. According to the NIDA, one who attends detox with no follow-up treatment is very unlikely to be able to safely recover from a substance abuse disorder, especially one as severe as heroin addiction.

The doctors, nurses, and other caregivers at your detox facility will help you make the transition from detox to another affordable program for addiction treatment, and in some cases, detox programs can also be a part of one’s overall addiction treatment at one rehab facility.

You Can Find Help for a Safe, Affordable Detox Today

Let us help you find affordable detox centers that will cater to your needs and ensure that you will begin your recovery as safely as possible. Call 800-430-1407Who Answers? now or visit our directory to find the option that best suits you and your needs. We can also help you find programs that will take your insurance and answer any questions you may have about addiction, rehab, detox, and recovery. Call today.

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