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Insurance Companies and Addiction Treatment Coverage

Health insurance coverage for addiction treatment As per the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 21 million Americans struggled with a substance use disorder last year. Yet, less than 2.5 million received treatment at a rehabilitation facility and of those who needed treatment a quarter did not receive it because they lacked health insurance coverage.[1] Fortunately, under the new [...]
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How to Work With your Insurance Company For Addiction Treatment Coverage

Health insurance coverage for addiction treatment According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), there are over 14,500 specialized treatment facilities for drug addiction in the U.S. Health insurance plans are designed to make healthcare affordable and accessible, with little or no stigma attached for assistance needed. There are several steps when knowing how to work with your insurance company [...]
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Insurance Barriers For Addiction Treatment

Man considering insurance treatment According to Addiction Medicine, approximately 1 in 10 individuals with alcohol or drug addiction receive treatment [1]. Many individuals find obtaining addiction treatment difficult due to lack of addiction treatment within their insurance plan, lack of resources in their community, facilities available may only treat the addiction or the co-occurring mental health issues, and not [...]
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Insurance Coverage for Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment

Insurance paperwork used to Find Treatment Contributor: Libby Lyons, MSW, LCSW, CEDS writer for Addiction Hope and Eating Disorder Hope. Prescription drug addiction is a serious concern. Because of the addiction’s complexity and pervasive consequences, drug addiction treatment typically must involve many components. Some of those components focus directly on the individual’s drug use; others, like employment training, focus on restoring [...]
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