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. The thought of change 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 individuals 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 issue, 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.
Here are the Things You can Expect from Most Treatment Programs
Detoxification, or detox, is the phase in which your body physically withdraws from drugs. It’s good to go through this process 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 doctor 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. Often, 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 provider about substance use disorder.
- Call the CareSource addiction hotline at 1-833-674-6437.
- If you have a Care Manager, talk to them about addition or call CareSource24® at 1-844-206-5944 (TTY: 1-800-255-0056 or 711).
- Use the Find a Doctor/Provider tool to find providers who treat addiction, or call Member Services to help find a provider near you. Call at <1-855-202-0729 (TTY: 1-800-255-0056 or 711), Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- 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
Not Ready to Quit? Here Are Ways to Stay Safe
- Ask your provider or pharmacist for a Naloxone prescription. Naloxone helps to reverse an opioid overdose – Naloxone Flier.
- Prevent the spread of disease from needle sharing. Find a needle exchange program near you. Go to https://nasen.org/directory.
Member Services: 1-855-202-0729 (TTY: 1-800-255-0056 or 711), Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.