Right now, you might be feeling impending doom. The world around you appears to be collapsing, and you have nowhere left to turn. This is what rock bottom feels like, and you’re slowly approaching your inevitable fate. You might be wondering, “How can I change this?”
Well, if drugs and alcohol have led you to this point, addiction treatment might be your final option before straying too far. When you’re caught in this cycle, tomorrow is unknown. You wake up sick each day with your primary goal to get more drugs or alcohol by any means necessary. You never know if your batch is something other than what you expected, leading to a potential overdose. Even if that doesn’t happen today, you continue damaging vital organs, which can eventually lead to long-term conditions or death. Today, we say it’s time to choose life.
We can empathize with the challenges you’re facing as many of our staff have been right where you are. They managed to turn their lives around with help from others like them. Vista Pines Health’s team members are remarkable people and will do whatever it takes to ensure you’re comfortable during this transformation. Before getting there, you’ll go through the admissions process, which our team will make as transparent and simple as possible. This allows you to focus on nothing but your recovery and overcome the related struggles that addiction causes.
Upon entry into our Vista Pines Health facility, located in sunny Pembroke Pines, Florida, you’ll undergo an assessment that helps us determine where you are in your addiction and how we can help you. For example, if you’re a methamphetamine user with schizophrenia, you’ll need care that’s different from someone who needs help overcoming a mild prescription pain medication dependence. High-quality addiction care requires a tailored approach, so you’ll be put into a level of care that matches your existing and current needs. Our intake staff will ask a series of questions and monitor your vitals to ensure you receive the proper care.
We understand that committing to treatment isn’t as simple as saying yes. You may have a lot of existing responsibilities in your life, such as a job, school obligations, or a family to raise. It’s not as simple as picking up in your teens and going someplace. However, our facility’s case managers will help you with any issues that prevent you from seeking life-saving care. They’ll also help you put any obligations you have on hold, allowing you to commit to this treatment. Once everything is squared away and they identify the level of care you need, a compassionate crew of clinicians, medical staff, and counselors will help you start your healing.
What Do I Need to Bring to Treatment?
We understand that you’re going to feel nervous and question your decision upon arrival. If you’re in doubt, it’s important to say that yes, you are making the right choice. From the second you walk in, you’ll feel compassion from our staff, who will do anything necessary to ensure a smooth and simple transition from everyday life into your temporary stay in addiction treatment. Our team will walk you through everything and explain what you can expect. You need to know some essential information before your arrival, which we’ll discuss below. If you have any questions that you can’t find the answers to within this text, please reach out to our intake coordinators with your concerns.
Items Allowed in Treatment
- Your insurance card
- Photo ID (Passport, driver’s license, ID card)
- Prescription card
- Over-the-counter medication
- Credit or debit card
- At least a week’s worth of clothing that’s climate appropriate (please check the weather before arriving)
- Reading material
- Contact information for your primary care physician, lawyer, and emergency contact
- A journal to track your progress
- Toiletries and other personal care items
- A cell phone to stay in touch and update family and friends about your progress
Items Not Allowed in Treatment
- Aerosol products
- Laptop or computer
- Provocative or inappropriate clothing
- Inappropriate reading material
- Anything containing alcohol
What Payment Options Does Vista Pines Health Accept?
Vista Pines Health’s staff knows that cost is a significant barrier to overcome, causing you to think twice about getting treatment that might save your life. We believe cost should be the last thing on your mind when you’re considering care. Fortunately, many options exist in this situation, including self-payment plans and insurance coverage. Vista Pines Health works with major insurance companies across the nation to provide you with options. The objective is to provide you with the highest level of care at a reasonable cost.
Navigating through the twists and turns of insurance can be a nightmare, but you must know what’s covered before your stay. Will insurance cover substance abuse and addiction treatment? How long am I covered? Our staff can answer these questions before you commit to getting help. However, it could help you to speak with your provider beforehand. If, for some reason, you aren’t covered, or it covers much less than anticipated, you’ll never be denied life-saving care. We’ll help you find a way to get help.
Insurance and You
Using private insurance benefits to cover some or all of your visits is common. Fortunately, most insurance companies offer options for you to get the help you need, and a plan is likely available for your specific needs. Still, you can only find out by contacting your provider.
Another piece of information you should know is that most insurance plans offer some coverage you need, how long it’s covered, and where you can attend treatment. Keep in mind that there could be rules and conditions in place that inhibit the specific coverage you need, the length it’s covered, and where you can attend. It’s certainly frustrating and may push a person struggling with addiction in the other direction, but Vista Pines Health offers many solutions.
Which Insurance Companies Does Vista Pines Health Work With?
Below, we have listed some insurance companies Vista Pines Health works with to get you the best care:
- USA Managed Care Organization
When it comes to getting life-saving treatment, insurance companies require the facility to be “in-network” or have a particular contract in place between the provider and the center. Other factors influencing coverage are whether the facility you attend is private or public or located in the state where you live or in another one.
Fortunately for you, Vista Pines Health’s staff can handle the confusing paperwork, which allows you to focus on what matters most — getting sober and conquering your addiction.
If you didn’t see your insurance company listed above, don’t lose hope just yet; we may accept your provider. If we don’t, we can still work out a full or partial payment plan that works best for you. No matter what, we have financing options available in line with your goals.
What Does My Insurance Cover?
If your insurance company is listed above and it works with our facility, you might be wondering to what extent your stay with us will be covered. In most cases, these plans will cover all substances and addiction types. Your policy will differ from someone else’s, and some insurance plans will cover a specific substance but not another. For example, your insurance company may only cover heroin addiction but not fentanyl. Although this isn’t likely, it does occur sometimes. For that reason, among others, you must speak with us beforehand to help you.
Insurance companies all differ in their approach to your coverage, meaning you must understand the benefits before committing to treatment. It’s common for insurance providers to push outpatient care instead of on-site residential care because it’s less expensive. However, while one person will thrive in outpatient care, others will need more intensive help and supervision. Addiction treatment must be tailored to the individual and never take a “cookie-cutter” approach. This will set up the person for failure if their needs are not met.
Vista Pines Health understands that effective treatment means taking an evidence-based approach to achieve meaningful and lasting sobriety. In order to achieve that goal, we’ll offer flexible full-time or partial payment options to provide you with exceptional care and reduce the stress stemming from finances.
What Services Are Covered by Addiction Treatment Insurance?
Vista Pines Health offers the full continuum of care. However, what your insurance provider covers is another story. All insurance companies will offer coverage for basic services, but they may only cover a portion of more complex levels of care. Coverage varies from one provider to the next. Below are some of the services covered by insurance:
- Medical detox
- Residential services at an in-network facility
- Maintenance medication
- Dual diagnosis treatment (co-occurring disorder treatment)
- Outpatient care
- Aftercare programs
How Long Will My Coverage Last?
How long you remain in treatment will play a vital role in your long-term success. If you stay for less time than the doctor recommends, your odds of relapse are very high. Unfortunately, when it comes to the insurance side of this, you’ll run into another set of issues. The type of insurance you have will determine how long you’re covered. Again, this will vary from one person to the next. Your plan might cover your entire stay, while someone else’s will cover a specific set of days, which will pose issues if you need detox or other stabilization services. Treatment that lasts 30 to 90 days is sufficient, but much still depends on the person and the progress they make.
Other factors affecting how much time you’ll be covered in treatment is whether the facility is public or private. Private facilities are more expensive, so you’ll reach your maximum level of coverage sooner than if you seek help in a public facility. If you aren’t sure how much the insurance provider covers, you can reach out to our intake coordinators for clarity. They can connect with the company and help you get the maximum benefits.
If you stop and think this is too expensive or that your insurance isn’t covering enough, you need to keep one thing in mind: we’re talking about your life here, which is invaluable. You can’t place a dollar figure on your head and refuse to exceed it. In the long-term, treatment can actually save you money if you’re spending excess cash on drugs, alcohol, or medical care because of injuries sustained using these substances. Vista Pines Health provides various options to make your experience attainable and simple. Our high-quality care boasts a high success rate and great credentials. When you choose us for addiction treatment, rest assured that you’ll be taken care of by us.
Vista Pines Health has always been committed to providing the best possible care for those struggling with mental health disorders or substance use disorders (SUDs). We do this by providing the client with viable options for everyone. We’ll work with you and your insurance company to get you into treatment.
Addiction Treatment Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve been putting off getting the help you need because you have questions, we’re here to give you the answers you need. Professional addiction treatment from Vista Pines Health will equip you with the necessary tools to maintain abstinence long after you leave. It’s an uncomfortable process, but it is much easier with help.
What Is Addiction Treatment?
Addiction treatment at Vista Pines Health consists of therapy tailored around your specific needs and a safe place to heal or discuss trauma that led to drug or alcohol abuse. Our goal is to help you develop a set of tools to use long after you leave our facility and keep you sober for the years to come. Depending on the type of treatment you require, you’ll meet with therapists and other medical professionals for the duration of your stay to start healing issues that plague you. These newly found coping strategies will teach your mind new ways to cope with drug cravings and triggers.
One significant factor differentiating us from other treatment facilities is that we customize our care around your needs. Your treatment must focus on you and you only. One such example is if you’re coming off heroin and you’re put in the same treatment path as someone dealing with a meth addiction, it’s not going to work. Our clinicians will sit down with you and ask you questions about your background and build a plan around your goals. Milestones will differ, but the result is the same — learning how to get sober and stay that way.
Is Addiction Treatment Effective?
When you enter treatment, our main focus is to stop drug and alcohol use that leads to significant issues in your life. We also want to change how you live your life. For example, you can get sober, but if you don’t change how you live life, you won’t remain that way. The process introduces you to something you’re unfamiliar with and helps you become a productive member of society. When you set realistic goals like this for yourself, treatment will be more effective than someone who isn’t ready to get sober.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) highlights information that directly links a drop in drug use and criminal activity to those who commit to sobriety and get help. While we can’t guarantee your success in treatment, those who put in the time and effort have a much better chance of reaching their goals. If you stick with it and go through aftercare, you’ll change your life in ways you never thought were possible.
Relapse rates are high when they pertain to addiction. These rates are similar to what you’d find with diabetes or hypertension, between 40 percent and 60 percent. Although they’re quite high, following through with treatment and going in with an open mind can help you avoid this fate. In some cases, a person might have a quick “lapse” and get back on track by rethinking their strategy. If you relapse, it isn’t considered a failure. It is something you can work through with the clinicians.
What Should I Do If I Relapse?
It’s not easy to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction. With relapse rates so high, it can happen to you if you don’t manage your sobriety post-treatment. Since care is tailored to your specific needs, clinicians will develop a plan if this occurs. Some people can get through treatment on their first try without issues. However, others will need to live on-site to receive intensive care. Inpatient options are for those with a history of relapse.
Don’t be hard on yourself if it takes multiple attempts. If you keep going back, it means you’re committed and need to keep fine-tuning your treatment plan. When you enter treatment, keep the following in mind: commitment provides you the best chances of success, and relapse isn’t a failure; it’s how you respond to the relapse.
How Long Is Treatment?
The treatment process takes your needs into account. For that reason, you can’t determine how long treatment will last. For some, 30 days will suffice, while others may need months of intensive therapy to deal with their demons. Some factors that influence this are the type of drug you’re using and how you’ve used it. A person who uses fentanyl intravenously will need different care from a social cocaine user. One drug is a stimulant, while the other is a depressant. NIDA describes 90 days as the most effective amount of time, but again, it all depends on the situation.
Can You Cure Addiction?
Addiction is a disease without a cure. However, with the emergence of modern addiction medicine, we have methods to treat the condition, but it requires constant attention. Since addiction rewires the brain’s reward system, you’ll always crave substances when you endure stress. Sobriety isn’t an automatic solution, but it’s one step in the right direction.
Where Should I Go To Treatment?
You might be wondering if you should stay local and get help or start fresh in another state. When you’re making this choice, you have to start writing down the pros and cons of each option. If you don’t have much left and you’ve burned many bridges because of your addiction, starting over somewhere else where you don’t know anyone and losing access to drugs can help you immensely. When you start fresh, you won’t have the same triggers that push you to pick up a bag from your dealer. Relocating to sunny South Florida can give you a new outlook on life. With the warm weather and diverse population, you can try out new activities and develop new hobbies that help you cope with your past.