Finding the right kind of treatment for a substance abuse problem can be both frustrating and confusing. There are so many decisions to be made, and depending on your unique needs for treatment the options available to you may not be what you would expect. It may be necessary for you to get additional help in choosing a program that will offer you a better chance of success than if you were to make the decision on your own.
With Optum Health you have a number of different options that can make the entire process that much easier to resolve. Optum Health is part of the United Health Group, which is the largest health carrier in the United States. This leaves you with some of the largest options available to you than any other company in the country.
While this information is good news for the addict it also means that before you can choose a good program you’ll need to do a bit of research. You’ll need to have a strong understanding of the services provided and how they can be of benefit to you as you go through your treatment process.
Choosing Your Provider
You must first choose whether you’ll want to go through an in network provider or seek treatment for an out of network provider. There may be pros or cons for both of these moves. While an in network provider may represent a lower out of pocket cost than the out of network provider it may not always be the best option for the right treatment for you.
Often out of network providers may offer more extensive services with fewer restrictions and limitations. Your best option in making this decision will be to consult with your insurance company to get some professional guidance in making your decision.
You can also consult with your primary care physician to make recommendations for the type of treatment you will need. Because substance abuse could entail many different types of drugs, addictions, emotional and psychological problems this decision is not always an easy one to make.
It would be best to consult with an Optum customer service representative to make sure that you know exactly what is included in your particular policy. Your treatment needs will not be the same as the next person and your policy coverage will not be exactly the same either. You’ll need to speak to someone who can direct you in the right way in order to make a wise decision.
Study Their List of Accepted Rehab Centers
When you’re ready to consider the various rehab centers you’ll need to understand the treatment options that each of them offer. You’ll find that some centers will provide luxury accommodations in a highly therapeutic atmosphere that will dignify the person while they’re going through treatment. While this may not necessarily solve the physical challenges of detoxification it can certainly help in soothing the emotional trauma that withdrawal symptoms can impose on a patient.
Other facilities may offer more private accommodations in smaller and more intimate environments. Doctors in these types of facilities will have a smaller caseload, which will allow for more one on one time with their therapist. The focus at many of these facilities will be on treating the whole person and not just one or two aspects of recovery.
Some facilities will focus on treating certain age groups like adolescents, adults, or teenagers and still others may be gender focused treating only men or women in a single facility.
When it comes to addiction the road to recovery can be a long and difficult one. It will impact your entire life from beginning to end; you will have to face the physical challenges of detoxification and the accompanying withdrawal symptoms and at the same time deal with the psychological challenges of overcoming your subconscious mind as it fights against you.
While these may be the obvious challenges that each individual will have to face finding the right solution to your problem will require even more than that before your attempt at breaking free from your addiction will be successful. You’ll have to also come to grips with the social impact of your habits, your relationship issues and your financial health as well.
Overcoming these challenges can be very difficult and for many people impossible without the assistance of an insurance company that will give them the guidance and direction they need to ensure that they will be successful in each and every step of the way. The sooner they start on their path to recovery the sooner they will get their lives back.