Mental Health Network Addiction Recovery Treatment
Addition is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes those affected to compulsive seek out specific substances or to act out behaviors that are detrimental to their health and well being. Despite the dire consequences for these actions, individuals who are addicted to drugs or alcohol cannot simply “stop” at any time. Even if they believe that using these substances is a choice, the power of addiction keeps them from being able to simply quit. Individuals who are addicted to drugs, alcohol or a behavior (like compulsive gambling) are not “weak” or lacking in willpower. Addiction is a complex disease and it takes more than willpower and good intentions to quit the addictive substance or behavior.
How Mental Health Network Addiction Recovery Works
While the initial decision to use drugs or alcohol may be voluntary, over time, addiction can hijack the brain. Substance abuse changes how the brain responds to drugs and alcohol, affecting an individual’s ability to exert self-control and resist the intense impulses to use these substances. Drugs, for example, contain chemicals that disrupt the brain’s natural communication system. Drugs can effectively re-wire the brain’s reward circuit, teaching the brain to continually seek out these substances. Addiction is controlled by complex factors, including biology, environment, development and genetics. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction in any form, addiction treatment centers can help your or your loved one take back control.
Mental Health Network addiction recovery coverage can help make addiction treatment facilities more affordable. Mental Health Network (MHNet) addiction treatment coverage includes inpatient care, medical detoxification, outpatient care, and transitional living support. The duration of inpatient care can vary with programs lasting 28 days, 60 days and 90 days. Depending on your type of coverage benefits, you may need to have a medical referral prior to entering an inpatient treatment program. Additionally, you may be required to pay a co-pay, coinsurance or deductible in conjunction with this coverage.
With so many different types of addiction treatment centers, selecting the right program for your needs can be challenging. A benefits specialist can help you better understand which treatment programs are covered under your Mental Health Network addiction coverage and answer any questions you may have. Addiction may be a complex and chronic disease, but with the right treatment program covered by Mental Health Network addiction recovery, sobriety is possible.