When people think of addiction, they tend to think of it as something that only affects younger people. In reality, addiction knows no age. In fact, seniors are among the fastest-growing age group experiencing rates of substance use disorder, according to data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Fifteen percent of the nation's population relies on Medicare for health security. As baby boomers turn 65, enrollment has reached 64 million in 2020 and will reach 80 million in 2030. These two overlapping realities mean that Medicare must cover some level of substance use disorder for its patients.
One Kind of Substance Use Services Does Medicare Cover?
While Medicare doesn’t specifically have a category of coverage for substance use treatment, these services are covered when deemed reasonable and necessary.
Some of the Addiction treatment services Medicare covers include, but are not limited to:
- Inpatient treatment would be covered if reasonable and necessary, including behavioral rehab, medically supervised detoxification and withdrawal management, and medication-assisted treatment.
- Outpatient treatment, including behavioral rehab and counseling. Just like inpatient treatment, coverage of outpatient treatment would depend on the provider of the services.
- Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) treatment, including Individual or group psychotherapy with physicians, psychologists, or other mental health professionals, as well as occupational and activity-based therapies.
The scope of Medicare coverage for substance use depends on a variety of factors, including what type of plan you have, the state you live in, and others.
Start Exploring Medicare Rehabs
You or your loved one can start the process of looking for rehabs that accept Medicare by calling our representatives. We will navigate our extensive database of treatment centers and find the facility that works best for you or the person you care about who is struggling with addiction. Don’t let addiction rob you of your health dignity. Call now.
Medicare Drug Rehab Centers in Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
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Altoona Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers
Altoona is a close-knit community where many have chosen to put down roots, raise families, and live their lives. Unfortunately, however, it’s also been affected by the substance abuse epidemic plaguing Pennsylvania and the rest of the United States. Alcohol, prescription opioids, benzos, meth, and other threats continue to impact the health and quality of life of residents and their loved ones.
The good news is that there are ample Altoona alcohol and drug rehab centers and resources where you or the person you care about can get help and reclaim your life. If you or a loved one are experiencing substance use disorder in Altoona, let us help you find the right program so you can start taking your life back.
Types of Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in Altoona
Whether you’re just starting to realize how much alcohol and drug use are
affecting your life or you’ve been battling addiction for years, there are
rehab options in and around the Altoona area for you. Some of the primary
types of Allentown alcohol and drug programs include, but are not limited
- Inpatient and Residential
- Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient
- Partial-Hospitalization Programs
- Long-Term Care
- 12-Step and SMART Recovery
If you or your loved one needs help with withdrawal symptoms, these facilities usually either offer detoxification onsite or can coordinate with nearby medical facilities. In addition to treatment centers, Altoona also provides prevention and advocacy resources such as the Blair County Drug and Alcohol Partnerships organization.
Find an Altoona Alcohol and Drug Rehab Center Today
We understand how hard it can be to find alcohol and drug
rehab on your own, and you should have all the support you need when
searching for a program. Out representatives are standing by 24-7 to help
you find a program that best meets your care needs, budget resources, and
lifestyle. Contact us now to start your treatment.