Since the passage of the ACA (“Obamacare”), drug addiction is treated as any other medical condition. That means that it is more than likely you are partially or possibly fully covered for rehab, depending on your specific policy.
Obviously the need for quality drug rehab programs could not be greater. A person trapped by an addictive substance will be unable to make rational decisions, and they will go to extreme lengths to obtain more of the drug. Should you attempt to reduce or discontinue the substance, you may become the victim of withdrawal symptoms such as:
- Cold sweats
How Addictive Substances Affect the Brain
Addictive substances operate by tampering with the “reward system” of the brain. This reward system is stimulated by a hormone known as dopamine. Addictive substances can cause receptors in the brain to accept them in place of naturally produced hormones. They can also trick the brain into releasing abnormal amounts of dopamine.
The brain will attempt to adapt to this over-stimulation by reducing the amount of dopamine it releases, as well as the number of dopamine receptors. This adaptation, however, will only increase the individual’s dependence upon the drug. To achieve the same sense of euphoria, the addicted person will be forced to take increased amounts of the drug. Substance abuse programs can help set a person free from this vicious cycle by providing the tools needed to break the addiction.Cigna Can Help
Every year, Americans make the decision to receive treatment for substance abuse. Although the decision is an important and necessary one, it requires a significant amount of financial assistance. Cigna Insurance is able to help people receive the treatment they need. Some treatment plans are able to receive full coverage, while others receive partial funding. Receiving drug rehab treatment will enable you to:
- Live drug-free
- Enjoy an improved quality of life
- Connect with family and friends again
- Rediscover your purpose in life
You should never feel that financial limitations are a hindrance to receiving professional treatment at a reputable drug rehab facility. Insurance companies like Cigna can help make the dream of a drug-free life a reality by providing the financial assistance you need.