Substance Abuse Treatment

Like diabetes or obesity, addiction is a medical illness – but with proper care and attention, it can be managed. Countless clients have regained control over their future with the help of American Addiction Centers. Call us today at 877-640-1943.

How does substance abuse treatment work?

If you or a loved one needs help for drug or alcohol abuse, contact us today to speak with one of our caring and experienced Treatment Consultants. We can answer any questions regarding the information on this site, and work with you to develop individualized plans for treatment provided by American Addiction Centers.

Once enrolled in one of our substance abuse treatment programs, clients may take the following steps, if applicable to their needs:

  1. Be diagnosed by trained specialists during a comprehensive intake process. This intake will identify any other issues, such as eating disorders or mental health/dual diagnosis, that must be addressed during treatment.
  2. After the intake is complete, detox will begin. The length of the detox period, as well as the severity of withdrawal symptoms, varies depending upon the drug being abused and how long the addiction has existed. Detox at our high-quality rehabs is much easier and safer than out on the streets, because rehab clients are medically-supervised and administered medications to ease withdrawal symptoms.
  3. Once the client is physically clean, the emotional and spiritual healing can begin. Both individual and group counseling sessions will be used to help the addict confront and conquer the root causes of their addiction. For example, female addicts are more likely to have developed their addiction as a way of coping with trauma or emotional pain, and women’s drug rehabs specialize in treating such cases.
  4. After the client’s rehab stay is complete (all of our facilities offer a minimum 30-day substance abuse treatment program), he or she will typically be referred to support groups and other outpatient care. Attending these support groups, and asking for help when you need it, are essential ingredients in a successful, long-term relapse prevention strategy.

What kind of treatment options does your substance abuse rehab centers provide?

If you or a loved one needs help for drug or alcohol abuse, contact us today to speak with one of our caring and experienced Treatment Consultants. We can answer any questions regarding the information on this site, and work with you to develop individualized plans for treatment provided by American Addiction Centers.

  1. Adult Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Rehabilitation: IOP, PHP and residential treatment with medically supervised detoxification.
  2. Adolescent Care: We provide males and females ages 13-17 PHP and IOP services with Community Housing tailored to the needs of younger patients.
  3. Aftercare: Upon leaving treatment, patients have appropriate contacts and referrals to help them continue along the road to recovery.
  4. Employee Care: We assist professionals with the entire treatment placement process for their clients in need.
  5. Lifestyle Wellness: We offer treatment for adults who struggle with eating disorders, behavioral health disorders and eating patterns associated with being overweight or obese.
  6. Family Care: Addiction is a family disease. We place special emphasis on family involvement throughout treatment and offer strong family therapy programs.

Yes, substance abuse treatment costs money. But doing nothing is far more expensive.

Substance-Abuse-Treatment-versus-incarerationStudies have shown that treating addiction can be considerably less costly than letting things snowball and get worse. To satisfy their cravings, addicts often turn to theft, drug-dealing or other crimes, only to wind up behind bars. Overdoses, meanwhile, send many addicts to local emergency rooms.

For families and society in general, substance abuse treatment is a life-saving choice that also saves money. In California, where the voter-approved Proposition 36 requires many nonviolent drug offenders be offered treatment instead of jail, a UCLA study found that every $1 spent on treatment resulted in a $2 savings in government spending, mainly from reduced prison costs.

In Alabama, a study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse found that addiction costs ate up 13% of the state’s budget. Only a tiny fraction of that money went to prevention or treatment efforts, and it was expenses like prisons, welfare and courts that strained Alabama’s budget.

Ultimately, saving a life is worth it. Call American Addiction Centers today.

Angie’s story:

Angie, a recovering addict living in Alabama, told her story to the Mobile Register. Once a healthy cheerleader in school, Angie’s years of cocaine addiction took a severe physical toll. “My stomach perforated, it just blew up. And I wound up in the hospital for a month on a morphine pump, ” she said. “And when I got out, I was addicted to pain medication.”

For ten years, Angie was in and out of doctors’ office, trying to get prescriptions. When doctors finally turned her away, Angie began using Dilaudid, a synthetic form of heroin. She contracted a serious staph infection in her arms that almost forced doctors to amputate. “I was living in my car, and then finally chose to go live in the streets,” she said. “I didn’t know there was a way out.”

Angie’s family refused to give up hope, and one Christmas they offered Angie the present of a drug rehab stay. She accepted, and experienced a remarkable turnaround. Angie returned to school and resumed her education, and found a new career. She now works as an addiction counselor, helping others find victory over the same battles she faced. “My life has never been the same,” she said.

Addiction and Substance Abuse Trends by State

We’ve compiled national and local data for addiction trends to give you this view of addiction and substance abuse trends by state. Each state has its own unique culture and character as well as its own unique substance abuse history and challenges. Review the various addiction and substance abuse trends by state:

No matter your insurance, be it Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Blue Cross / Blue Shield (BCBS), Assurant, Unicare, United Health Care, Anthem, Carefirst, Asuris Northwest Health, Golden Rule, Celtic Insurance, Fortis, Health Net, Kaiser, Vista, Shelter, Wellpoint, Tri Care, Accordia or even Medicare, and state insurance — we can find you substance abuse treatment. We also offer many affordable self pay options as well as luxury substance abuse treatment.



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