It starts with a call for a consultation. We’ll talk about what is currently happening and determine the next steps regarding treatment options that fit your individual needs and goals.
What treatment options are available for addiction and mental health?
Treatment options vary in length, frequency, and intensity. As with most illnesses, we try to match the best course of treatment to the progression of the illness. Prescreening and assessments help to determine the best level of care to best address the level of progression.
Yes, No, Maybe - Insurance coverage depends on the insurance policy benefits and stipulations. There are treatment providers who take insurance and treatment providers who don’t take insurance. If using insurance to help cover treatment costs, it’s important to get some help in understanding exactly what will be covered and what you will need to supplement financially.
What’s the best places for addiction treatment?
The best treatment options will be the places that fit your needs specifically. That is different for each person. Fortunately, there are many quality treatment options that offer multiple modalities to address mental health, substance abuse, and process addictions. Unfortunately, there are just as many or more not so great treatment facilities and it’s not always easy to discern the good from the bad. This is a moving target that I try to keep abreast of frequently so I can be confident in the recommendations I make.
I have a problem with cocaine, not alcohol. Do i have to stop drinking too?
To achieve the best possible recovery from addiction , yes, it’s important to abstain from any mood altering drug. Alcohol is a mood altering drug. The brain doesn’t know the difference btw cocaine or alcohol – it just knows it’s getting something that is changing the way it functions. The concept of cross addiction is sneaky but very real. It’s best to be abstinent from all mood altering substances to safeguard against relapse.