Medical Detoxification & Residential Treatment Coverage
Medically monitored detox is a necessary first step on every recovery journey. Many individuals who have been suffering at the hands of a substance use disorder mistakenly believe that they can withdraw on their own before entering into an inpatient rehab. While it is true that not all symptoms of drug withdrawal are life-threatening, complications that result from withdrawal symptoms are often extremely dangerous. At very least, the intense psychological cravings that coincide with drug withdrawal often lead an individual back to using before the detox process is complete. At CuraWest we strongly encourage medical detox regardless of which substance was being used, and regardless of the length of and severity of use.
While medical detox is an important first step, it is not effective as a standalone treatment option and should be closely followed by a higher level of clinical and therapeutic care. At CuraWest we encourage our clients to transition from the detox portion of our program into the residential portion of our program, where they will continue to heal the body, mind, and spirit.
The good news is that private insurance companies like Anthem very often cover the entire stay in a medical detox center and the majority of services offered by residential treatment. The Affordable Care Act (ACT) was first developed in 2010 to ensure that insurance companies were considering behavioral and mental health an integral part of comprehensive well-being, and that they were consequently considering substance use treatment an essential healthcare benefit.
In many instances, the type of insurance you have will dictate which kind of substance abuse-related treatment services are available to you. In the case of Anthem, medical detox and residential treatment if typically covered. If you are unsure as to whether or not your current policy covers detox, simply give us a call and we will walk you through a simple, obligation-free insurance benefit check.