Will My Insurance Pay for Drug Treatment?

Addiction takes an emotional, physical, spiritual and financial toll on not only the addict but their family as well. By the time an individual is ready to get help, they may have already lost their job as a result of their addiction and have little to no financial resources. The family may have exhausted their resources helping them out time and time again. Drug treatment can be expensive. Often times people assume that they cannot afford it. However, this may not be the case. You may be responsible for little to none of the treatment costs.

It can be frustrating to go through the process of calling multiple treatment centers and starting the admissions process only to find out that your insurance does not cover their program or that the facility does not accept insurance. It can start to become disheartening to be told that your insurance plan will not pay for a treatment center for one reason or another.

There is a Solution can help. We are a free referral service that works with drug treatment centers all over the country. Rather than calling multiple treatment centers, trying to figure out which treatment center your insurance will pay for, you can place one call and learn about your different options. We can help you make the best decision for you to help you start your recovery process. We can explain to you the different phases of the treatment process—detox, inpatient, outpatient and sober living—and help you determine what level of care you need.

If you do not have insurance, There is a Solution can help you find affordable drug treatment. We work with a number of different facilities that have structured there programs in such a way that they are affordable. We also can refer you to programs that work on a sliding scale. These are an option for people without insurance and little to no financial resources.

If you are need of a drug treatment program, don’t wait for the problem to get worse. The sooner you get help the sooner you can begin to enjoy life again. You can speak with one of our caring team members 24/7 by calling 1-800-832-5250. We are available to answer your questions and begin the admissions process for you. We can find you immediate placement in a drug treatment facility.

What You Should Know About Synthetic Drugs

image of synthetic drugsWhat are Synthetic Drugs?

Synthetic drugs include Cannabinoids and Cathinones. Cannabinoids refer to fake marijuana, sold as incense and labeled “Not for Human Consumption.” Many people know it as Spice, Mr. Nice Guy or Mr. Smiley—the brand names it is sold as. Cathinones refers to bath salts, a synthetic meth or cocaine.

Are Synthetic Drugs Dangerous?

Synthetic drugs pose a number of physical and mental health risks to users. Many people underestimate how powerful these drugs are because in some states they can purchase them at a gas station. However user’s report side effects including panic attacks, self-mutilation, hallucinations, increased heart rate, sweating, chest pain, confusion and a desire for the experience to end. The White House’s National Office for Drug Control Policy classified these drugs as a “Rapidly Emerging Threat” and “Risk to Public Health.” CNN featured a story about a 16 year old female with no underlying health issues that suffered a stroke after using synthetic marijuana. The initial legality of synthetic drugs was not a result of a perceived lack of danger; but rather companies manufacturing these drugs intentionally looked for legal loopholes that would allow them to push their product.  In 2010 synthetic marijuana was responsible for 11,406 ER visits. Alarmingly, a majority of those visits were for teens age 12 to 17. It has certainly become apparent that even one time users put themselves at risk. It is frightening to think what we will learn down the line about the long term effects of regular use. Synthetic drugs are quickly becoming illegal throughout the States.

Can You Drug Test for Synthetic Drugs?

When synthetic drugs first started to gain popularity, they were undetectable through traditional drug testing methods. In fact, many people starting to smoke “fake weed” rather than marijuana so that they could pass drug tests. However, advances in lab technology are now able to detect these drugs.

If you are using synthetic drugs and need help, call There is a Solution today. We find men and women the help they need. With one call, you are able to learn about a number of affordable and flexible treatment options.

If you are worried that your teen is using abusing synthetic drugs, we also work with a number of adolescent drug and alcohol treatment centers that specialize in treating the issues that are specific to teens.

To learn more about how we can help you, call 1-800-832-5250. Our caring team members are available 24/7 to answer your questions and help you start the admissions process.

Finding Help for a Drug Problem

Understanding the Drug Treatment Process

If you are ready to admit that you have a drug problem or are concerned that your drug and alcohol use is getting out of control, it can be helpful to have an understanding of the treatment process. Depending on the severity of your drug problem, you may or may not need detox and residential treatment. If you have been using daily for a sustained period of time, it is recommended that you undergo a medically supervised detox. Many people are hesitant to begin the recovery process because they are afraid of feeling the pain and discomfort associated with withdrawal. By monitoring your vital symptoms and easing the withdrawal symptoms with the use of medication, you are able to complete the detox process and move into the next phase of your recovery. Breaking the physical dependency on drugs must occur before the mental dependency can be addressed.

Detox should be followed by inpatient treatment. The first several weeks of sobriety can be the most difficult. Although the physical detox may be complete, Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) can last weeks or even months after the last time of use. PAWS includes moodiness, rapidly changing emotions, cravings to use, depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances. Having 24 hour support and supervision is often needed to help individuals to make it through this vulnerable time.

Sober living is often the next step after inpatient treatment. Residents at a sober living home will stay anywhere from one month to a year. For many people, their decision to follow up a treatment program with sober living is a sign that they are serious about their sobriety. Being surrounded by positive influences—and choosing not to return home to the same people, places and things right away—can often mean the difference between success and relapse.

How Do I Find Help for a Drug Problem?

Finding the help you need can seem daunting, especially if you are unfamiliar with the different treatment options that are available. But There is a Solution can help. We specialize in helping individuals and their families find the help they need. By getting to know you and your history, we can provide you with a recommendation that is tailored to your specific treatment needs.

If you or someone you love needs assistance in finding help for a drug problem, call There is a Solution today at 1-800-832-5250 to speak with someone 24/7.

Help for Cocaine Addiction in Florida

image of cocaineCocaine is a stimulant made from the Erythroxylum coca bush which is found in regions of South America. Cocaine can be snorted, smoked or injected. It can be combined with heroin in what’s known as a “speedball.” It results in an immediate, intense high that lasts for about 30 minutes. It works by inhibiting the reabsorption of “feel good” neurotransmitters in the brain producing a euphoric effect. Crack cocaine is made by combining cocaine and baking soda and heating it up. Many describe being hooked from the first hit and quickly developing a mental obsession with the drug.

Chronic cocaine abuse can result in serious and life-threatening short-term and long-term health consequences. Individuals that are addicted to cocaine are at increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Depending on the severity of their addiction, the damage done to their heart may be irreversible and lead to heart problems even if they quit using. Even young people with no prior health issues or underlying genetic predisposition can suffer a cocaine induced heart attack or stroke.  It can also cause rhabdomyolysis which will lead to kidney failure. Because cocaine restricts the blood vessels, it can cause gastrointestinal issues such as ulcers and perforations. Males who use cocaine may experience impotence. People on cocaine may experience extreme paranoia and behave impulsively and even violently. Overdosing on cocaine can lead to hyperthermia, or an overheating of the body, which can lead to death.

The withdrawal or comedown from cocaine involves extreme fatigue, depression, an inability to experience pleasure and, in some cases, suicidal thoughts. Without help, many will continue to chase the high at any cost. They will go into debt, pawn their valuables and commit illegal acts in order to get more cocaine. The drug will take precedence over their job and their loved ones. However, there is hope.

There is help for cocaine addiction in Florida. There is a Solution can work with you to find a treatment center that is most appropriate for your needs. We are a free referral service that works with a large network of detoxes, residential treatment centers, outpatient programs and sober living homes in Florida. We can place you or your loved one at an effective, affordable facility that provides around the clock, individualized care.

Cocaine addiction is a deadly disease. If you are concerned that you may have a problem, talk to a member of our professional treatment team today by calling 1-800-832-5250.

Drug Rehabs in Florida with High Success Rates

Not all drug rehabs in Florida are the same. Some people might assume that it is the most expensive drug rehab centers that have the highest success rates—this is not true. Research has shown that programs that use evidence-based practices whose effectiveness with the addicted population has been studied over time are the most successful in helping clients achieve long-term sobriety. This includes evidenced based methods for treating the addictive behaviors—such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing  and the 12 Step Model—as well as therapies that have been proven effective in the treatment of underlying issues. Treating the underlying issues of addiction—such as mental illness or trauma—can include therapies such as Art Therapy, Psychotherapy, Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and Medication. Drug treatment programs should treat clients like the individuals they are and not attempt to offer a one size fits all approach to the recovery process.

The length of time you spend participating in a drug program can also impact your recovery process. Drug rehabs that offer extended care and ongoing aftercare options generally have higher success rates than those that send clients home after only a couple of weeks in treatment. A therapist should work with you to develop an aftercare plan after you complete your initial treatment program to help you stay on track and focused on your sobriety.

There is a Solution is a not a treatment center, but a treatment placement service. This means we work closely with a number of different treatment centers throughout Florida. We have taken time to research these treatment facilities and familiarize ourselves with the services they offer. We consider the feedback from past clients we have worked with to gain valuable insight into what their experience was like while they attended treatment there. This enables us to make recommendations based on a person’s individual needs—the best treatment center for one person is not necessarily the best treatment center for another. We can help you make an informed decision regarding the drug treatment center you choose.

It is also important to remember that willingness is a key factor in sobriety. How receptive you are to the treatment you receive depends on you as well.

If you are looking for a drug rehab in Florida and interested in learning more about the different options available, call There is a Solution today at 1-800-832-5250.

Cough Syrup Addiction

Stories surrounding Little Wayne’s recent health scare speculate that the rapper’s current troubles are a result of abusing codeine cough syrup, often referred to as “sizzurp.” He has been open about his use of cough syrup, even rapping about it, and many believe that it is responsible for a number of dangerous seizures he has recently suffered. If these allegations are true, he is not the first rapper to struggle with an addiction to Cough Syrup. Pimp C, a member of the Underground Kingz who had actually been featured on Three 6 Mafia’s hit “Sippin on Some Sizzurp,” was found dead from respiratory depression as a result of overdosing on Codeine Cough Syrup in 2007 at the age of 33.

The type of cough syrup being referred to here is not the stuff that you can buy over the counter at a drug store (although that type is abused more so by younger people who will drink an entire bottle in order to experience hallucinogenic effects caused by Dextromethorphan, or DXM— this is also known as “Robotripping”). “Sizzurp” refers to prescription Codeine and Promethazine. Promethazine is an anti-nausea medication that also acts as a sleep aid. Codeine is classified as an opiate—like heroin—and is extremely habit forming. It is intended to be used as a cough suppressant, but in higher doses produces a euphoric effect. Codeine, like all opiates, is a central nervous system depressant. An overdose can slow down respiratory functioning to the point of respiratory arrest causing death.

Codeine cough syrup is not only mentally addictive but physically addictive as well. Withdrawal symptoms can include diarrhea, vomiting, cold sweats and muscle aches. Many people who attempt to quit using codeine on their own struggle immensely with the withdrawal symptoms

If you or someone you love is abusing opiates, including codeine, There is a Solution can help. We are a treatment placement service that works with various detoxes and drug and alcohol treatment centers. So many men and women struggle trying to get clean on their own. Getting the help you need can ease the process. Detox is especially helpful as it prevents painful withdrawal symptoms and allows individuals to gently taper off the drug. We can help you find both long and short term recovery programs depending on your treatment needs.

To learn more about how we can help, call There is a Solution today at 1-800-832-5250. Our staff is available 24/7 to answer your calls and help you take the first step towards a new life.

Is Recovery Possible? Overcoming Addiction

For those who have struggled with addiction, the thought of living a sober life without the use of drugs and alcohol may seem impossible. They have grown so dependent on drinking and using that they don’t see how they could live life sober. Abusing drugs and alcohol has become a way to deal (or not deal) with every situation and feeling—loss, stress, fear, boredom, grief, low self-esteem and insecurities. For some, they have become physically dependent on drugs or alcohol as well and must use to even feel normal. For people at this point, they may not even be getting high/intoxicated anymore and are using only for maintenance. If they do not you, they start to suffer from painful withdrawal symptoms.

The bottom line is this—if what you are doing isn’t working for you, there is another way to live. People who no one thought could stay sober, who did not think they could stay sober themselves, have found happiness and lasting sobriety. We know this because There is a Solution is a treatment placement service made up of men and women who have been able to achieve long term sobriety. Many of our friends and family members had given upon us, but through drug and alcohol treatment and working a program of recovery, we were finally able to overcome our addictions.

For the family members of someone who is in the grips of active addiction, they may also start to wonder if their loved one will ever find help. Just like the addict battles this disease, so do the friends and families of addicts. The nights spent worrying if their loved one is okay, giving them a place to stay, money, bailing them out of trouble and so on.

There is a Solution can help both addicts and their families start the process of rebuilding their lives. We can refer you to professional interventionists who are trained and experienced in getting addicts to see past their denial and accept the help they need.

Call There is a Solution now at 1-800-832-5250 to learn more about how our services can help you and your family start on the path to recovery. We work with a large network of detoxes, inpatient rehab centers, outpatient treatment programs and halfway houses and can work with you to find one that meets your treatment and financial needs. A new life starts with a phone call.

Can Addiction Treatment Help Me?

If you are struggling with drugs and alcohol, you may be wondering if addiction treatment can help you. It is not uncommon for addicts and alcoholics in the grips of their active addiction to think that their situation is entirely hopeless. They may think that they are beyond help or are not certain how addiction treatment will be able to help them. Despair is part of the illness—not the situation. It may be hard to see that while you are still drinking and using, but part of what treatment does is instill hope.

There are addicts that have been to treatment before but left and went back to using and think that treatment doesn’t work. Part of the problem can be that not all of the issues that contributed to their drug and alcohol use were addressed. For example, if they suffer from a co-occurring mental illness such as anxiety or depression, this must be treated as well. Similarly, if they experienced some type of trauma, this is an issue that must be addressed through therapy. Other times individuals may complete a 30 day program and think they do not need further treatment and return home. This can be setting them up for failure as 30 days is often not enough time to truly begin the recovery process.

Others may think that their problem is not bad enough to warrant treatment. “I’m not that bad” they say. This is part of their denial. Some may have this image in their head of what a “real” addict or alcoholic looks like. They picture the stereotypical street addict who doesn’t have a home and has lost everything. The truth is that men and women who seek drug treatment come from all backgrounds and walks of life—successful business men and women, doctors, homemakers, lawyers, church leaders and so on. You don’t have to lose your job and your house and your family to suffer from this disease. The emotional pain and mental turmoil are enough to warrant getting help.

If you are wondering if addiction treatment can help you, call There is a Solution today. We are not a treatment center, but a free service that helps men and women determine the kind of help they need. We work with all different types of facilities and programs and can help you decide which one is best for you or a loved one. Our staff is available 24/7 to answer your questions. Call us today at 1-800-832-5250.

Do I Need Drug Treatment?

For some, they went from experimenting with drugs and alcohol to a full blown addiction in a matter of months. Others drank and used for years before they started to experience serious consequences.

If you have started noticing that your drug and alcohol use is starting to interfere with your everyday life and the relationships you have with others, you may be asking yourself “Do I need drug treatment?”

The following are several signs that you might need drug treatment:

  • You can’t stop—or stay stopped
  • People comment on your physical appearance—expressing concern
  • You resolve to quit using—but then tell yourself you didn’t really mean it
  •  You make excuses for your drug and alcohol use—it’s only a phase, it’s my job, I’ll snap out of it…
  • The “yets” start happening—the things you swore you would never do—like using needles, getting arrested, using in the morning etc…
  • You start experiencing depression/anxiety as a result of your drug and alcohol use
  • Once you pick up you have no control over when you will stop or where your use will take you
  • You have chosen drugs or alcohol over friends and family
  • You experience obsessive, intrusive thoughts about drinking or using, with your mind always on that next drink or fix

If you can relate to 2 or more of these signs, you may need drug treatment. However, ultimately, it’s not about how much you drink or how much you use but what happens and how it makes you feel. Addiction is not only a physical disease, but a mental and spiritual one as well. Many addicts share a sense of loneliness and the feeling of being uncomfortable in their own skin. They describe constantly feeling an emptiness that they were trying to fill.

Florida is home to a number of drug treatment centers. Staffed by some of the best addictions professionals in the county, Florida is renowned for its drug and alcohol rehab facilities.

There is a Solution is a treatment placement service. We help people looking for treatment determine if they have a problem and what the best level of care for them is. We explain the different stages of the recovery process and guide individuals and their families as they navigate early sobriety.

To learn more about There is a Solution or different drug treatment centers in Florida, call now: 1-800-832-5250. Our caring team members are available 24/7 to talk to you.

Drug Treatment Facilities in Florida

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What Do Drug Treatment Facilities in Florida Offer?

  • Ideal Location

The beautiful beaches and warm weather year round truly offer a positive healing atmosphere. It’s amazing how many men and women come down here and just enjoy spending time outdoors. During their active addiction, so much of their time was spent getting high and then finding ways to get high again. They no longer paid attention to the simple gifts that life offers us, like spending a day at the beach.

  • Long-term Treatment

Florida is home to detox facilities, inpatient treatment centers, outpatient programs and a number of highly structured sober living homes. This allows for long term treatment that allows clients to gradually transition into sobriety.

  • Progressive Therapeutic Modalities

The best drug and alcohol treatment centers recognize that they need to change and evolve their programs as new advances are made in the recovery field. The “one-size-fits-all” mentality that treatment centers originally adopted—a kind of “this is what works and it’s the only way to get sober” philosophy—is not what current research recommends.

Because of the high concentration of treatment facilities in Florida and the various program options they offer, many people are able to afford drug treatment in Florida regardless of whether or not they have insurance.

How Do I Find a Drug Treatment Facility in Florida?

If you are not familiar with the treatment process, or even if you are, looking for a rehab facility can feel overwhelming. Calling up different places, trying to find out if they are able to treat the medical and psychological issues you may be dealing with in addition to substance abuse, trying to determine if you are able to afford to treatment and trying to understand the different programs can add stress to an already stressful situation.

There is a Solution is a treatment placement service that helps individuals and their families choose a treatment center that is best for them. We walk you through the treatment process, explaining what you can expect during various stages of the recovery. With one call, you are able to learn about all the different treatment centers in our network so that you can make an informed, knowledgeable decision about the kind of care that you receive.

You can speak with one of our caring team members 24/7 by calling 1-800-832-5250.