If you’re ready to start treatment, we’re here to help. The process can be overwhelming, and we know you’ll have questions. But, no matter what, you can count on us to be there with you through this process.
Does Treatment Work?
Addiction can be devastating and the thought of recovering can seem out of reach. But no matter how powerless you feel, change is possible with the right treatment and support. Just check out some of these success stories!
It’s important to accept that treatment will take time. Most people need at least 3 months of treatment to significantly reduce or stop drug use.
What Can I Expect?
Recognizing you need treatment takes courage and strength. Don’t try to do it alone. Treatment is more than treating addiction alone. It includes addressing your day-to-day challenges such as medical needs, mental and social issues, family history and more.
Treatment is different for everyone. It’s not a one-size-fits all solution. A health care professional can help you determine which combination of support services will work best for you.
Detoxification, or detox, is the phase when your body physically withdraws from drugs. It’s good to go through detox at an inpatient treatment facility or through an outpatient program so you can be monitored by a health care professional.
Counseling and Behavioral Therapy
Therapy is a critical part to recovery. Recovery will be hard physically, mentally and emotionally, so having a professional support you through this journey is so important. They will give you tools and techniques to help you stick to your treatment and they will address additional day-to-day challenges, such as mental and social challenges, family history and more.
Your provider may prescribe you medications that help with withdrawal symptoms. Some common examples include buprenorphine/naloxone, Vivitrol or methadone. Taking medication AND therapy can be a highly effective way to treat addiction.
Non-opioid Treatments for Chronic Pain
Addiction can make you feel like you are alone. But many people battle addiction. Support groups allow you to connect with people who are on the same recovery journey. And more often than not, these people become your trusted friends for the long-haul.
I’m Ready. Where Do I Start?
When you are ready for treatment it’s important to start right away.
- Talk to your care coordinator or a provider about addiction and the resources available.
- Call the CareSource PASSE addiction hotline at 1-833-674-6437.
- Use the Find a Doctor/Provider (coming soon) tool to find providers who treat addiction, talk or call Member Services to help find a provider near you.
Not Ready to Quit? Here Are Ways to Stay Safe
- Ask your provider or a pharmacist for a Naloxone Naloxone helps to reverse an opioid overdose.
- Prevent the spread of disease from needle sharing. Find a needle exchange program near you. Go to https://nasen.org/directory.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA)
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators Learning Library
- DisposeRx Medication Disposal Resources and Education
Member Services: 1-833-230-2005 (TDD/TTY: 711) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT