Drug Addiction

Drug AddictionThere were an estimated 21.9 million users of illicit drugs in the United States in 2009, including those who used marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens and prescription drugs. Drug addiction is a common problem across the country. Usage rates of marijuana, ecstasy and prescription therapeutics increased in 2009, while cocaine usage held steady at 0.7 percent.  The demand for drug addiction treatment is as prevalent as ever. With a growing number of accessible facilities and insurance companies and employers willing to cover some of the expenses, there is no reason that anyone struggling with addiction cannot begin to explore their treatment options.

What Is Drug Addiction Treatment?

Drug addiction programs involve the collaborative effort of counselors, medical professionals and support staff to treat an individual’s addiction.  Patients receive customized treatment designed to suit their personality and treat the specific nature of their addiction. Group and family therapy sessions help patients build a strong support system to help them both during their treatment and after it is completed.

What Types of Addictions Are Treated?

Most facilities are equipped to treat any number of addictions, though some may be specialized in certain areas over others. The following is a list of some of the most common types of drug addictions:

  • Heroin addiction
  • Cocaine addiction
  • Crystal meth addiction
  • Marijuana addiction
  • Vicodin addiction
  • OxyContin Addiction

How Long Do People Stay in a Drug Addiction Program?

How long a person will spend at a drug rehab facility can usually be estimated at patient intake and determined over the course of treatment. Most treatment programs average between 30 and 60 days in length, though some can last months or over a year, depending on the patient’s progress and the nature of their addiction.

How Much Does Drug Addiction Treatment Cost?

As with a patient’s treatment program, the cost of rehab facilities varies depending on the type of treatment the individual enters. Luxury treatment programs can cost thousands per month, as can specialty programs like those that practice holistic methods. Programs that use medically aided detox are likely to be more costly than those that practice natural detox. Generally, outpatient programs are an affordable option for most families. Also, many residential treatment facilities offer payment plans to help make their programs available to more people and some programs may set costs on a sliding scale.

Call our helpline today if someone you love is struggling with a drug addiction. Trained professionals are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have regarding treatment and help you find a program that meets your needs.