In a report published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, statistics combined for the years 2003 to 2006 showed that 12,000 adolescents ages 12 to 17 in Rhode Island used illegal drugs within the past month. Prescription drugs were used by 6,000 adolescents in the state. Females (2.1 percent) were more likely than males (0.5 percent) to experience alcohol dependency in the past year. Females (11.1 percent) were also more than twice as likely as males (4.5 percent) to suffer from some form of depression. Among treatment admissions for adolescents, alcohol and marijuana were the most common drugs.
Paying for Treatment
If you can get your teen to enter rehab, how do you go about paying for it? Inpatient facilities can be very pricey, costing at least several thousand dollars a month. Those looking for luxurious accommodations can expect to pay tens of thousands of dollars a month. Even the costs associated with an outpatient program in Rhode Island can add up quickly.
Many facilities take medical insurance. Be sure to call your insurance company beforehand and inquire about what services are covered. For example, some will pay for a limited number of counseling sessions. Some may pay for medications and some therapies, but not room and board at an inpatient facility. It’s best to be aware of this before your teen enters a treatment program so you won’t be too shocked when the bill comes.
If you don’t have medical insurance, many facilities will happily accept cash. However, saving up the cash needed for rehab can be difficult. Some people sell their possessions in order to raise money for rehab. You could also borrow money from friends and family. Some facilities offer financing options, and you could also see if you qualify for a private loan.
For low-income households, there are programs to help with substance abuse treatment such as the Access to Recovery initiative. Although only available in some states, this initiative was introduced in 2004 and helps those addicted to drugs and alcohol pay for community services with federal vouchers.
Treatment for Rhode Island Teens
Rhode Island has about 40 different rehab centers to choose from throughout the state. There are facilities specifically for drug addiction and alcoholism. There are also methadone clinics to help with opiate abuse. There are premiere facilities available, as well as private centers. There are also many outpatient treatment options available, with many offering detoxification services. Many offer mental health services in addition to drug or alcohol treatment.
As you can see, the choices are plentiful, even in a state as small as Rhode Island. No matter what type of addiction your teen has, or how severe, recovery is possible. Give us a call and we can help you find that recovery option for your teen. Let us know what you are looking for and we can connect you to various resources so your teen gets help quickly and easily. Make that call today and we can also answer any questions you may have about the treatment process. Treatment can be a scary process for your teen, but not getting help quickly can be even more frightening.
This help line is for anyone who is looking for treatment for a loved one or themselves. Advisors are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide private and convenient solutions to your questions.
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