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When you call Addiction Friend you will be connected to an addiction advisor with knowledge of international treatment services. They can assess your situation and advise you on what you should do to move forward towards recovery. They can help you as much as you want them to with no pressure on you to commit to any actions.
Addiction is a complex disorder that can affect people in different ways. The success rate for those who have attended addiction treatment is high but long-term recovery is a constant battle. There are no guarantees that addiction treatment will be successful but it is a better option than not seeking treatment at all.
The sooner the better. You should not wait until you have reached rock bottom before you do something about it. The earlier you seek treatment, the greater the chance of long-term recovery and the return to a normal and fulfilling life.
Addiction Friend make the whole process of seeking treatment as easy as possible. Addiction treatment is not a case of “one size fits all”. As each case is individual, no single treatment is suitable for everyone. Addiction Friend will guide you through the entire process from first contact to completion of an aftercare program, matching you to a suitable treatment setting and addressing the needs and circumstances to enable the best chance of recovery.
The cost of any treatment can vary enormously. At Addiction Friend, we also believe that you don’t necessarily get what you pay for! Most of the luxury rehab providers do offer a superior level of care but this is not always the case. Addiction Friend can help you get the best value for your treatment whatever your budget might be. If finances are a problem or your insurance will not cover a treatment service, we can help you find a lower cost alternative or put you in touch with some free local services.
If you don’t have the funds available to pay for treatment, most private insurers will cover some, if not all of the cost. The level of cover will depend on your policy and the required treatment program. For those without insurance cover, there are some free services available that may be able to provide some help.
Most residential or outpatient treatment programs recommend a minimum of 28 to 90 days, but the length of stay will depend on the individuals needs and circumstances. It is also worth remembering that recovery is an ongoing commitment that will likely include a period of aftercare and participation in support groups. Since there is no predetermined length of treatment, an assessment with an Addiction Friend advisor will help you understand the scope of your addiction and give you an idea what time frame might be required to address the problem.
Treatment will be tailored to your individual needs and circumstances. It will typically consist of multiple forms of therapy and may also require pharmacological support. Rehabilitation will focus on gaining an understanding of the problem you face and finding solutions to move away from destructive behaviours.
In rare instances where someone has a moderate case of alcohol misuse, a goal of achieving controlled drinking is possible. With most drugs like heroin and cocaine, abstinence is absolutely the only option.
Yes. Although effective treatment for addiction can be expensive, the alternative to recovery is a continuation of an addictive behaviour where the negative consequences of not seeking treatment outweigh any financial expenditure. The cost of human life is surely greater than any financial cost.
Insurance is accepted by most rehabilitation programs. If you have health insurance, your plan may pay for your treatment or contribute towards certain aspects of care. It is useful to talk with your insurance company to discuss the details and whether or not you will be covered for treatment as insurance policies vary greatly depending on the provider and service plan. Addiction Friend can help you with this process if you are unsure where to begin.
Addiction Friend is a free service for anyone suffering from addiction. Whether you are looking to help yourself or to get advice on how to help someone you care about, our addiction specialists will guide you through the process and direct you towards the most appropriate treatment. With access to an international network of addiction treatment services, we can take care of all the details for you and help you get the best possible care.
Yes. 100% Free. There is no charge for any of the services we provide at Addiction Friend. Simple!
Families and friends are usually well placed to help someone make steps towards overcoming addiction. If you notice a problem with someone’s behaviour and wish to discuss the matter with them, it should be performed in a non-confrontational manor. Addiction Friend can offer you help and support if you want to confront the issue and provide guidance on how to address the situation without exacerbating the problem further.