Does Humana insurance covers rehab treatment?

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Many patients with substance abuse problems and their loved ones, often question if their health plan covers a drug rehab treatment. Many employers today, who provide healthcare coverage for their employees and their dependents, often opt for an additional substance abuse coverage. Although, the coverage may be optional for some companies, others are encouraged through their health administration to include what is called “Behavioral Health Services” as a part of their health care benefits.

The employees are encouraged to contact their behavioral health services if they struggle with any type of substance abuse or addiction problem. The services are usually are confidential. However, if the treatment is required for the employee to stay in the drug or alcohol rehab facility, the employer is notified.  After an employee completes the treatment, he or she may be allowed to come back to work. Read more

Why do people relapse from Rehab?

gambling-addiction-350Many people who have serious drug or alcohol addiction problem had most likely faced a stint at the rehab center to overcome their substance abuse and dependence. While some people have a positive experience during their drug rehab treatment, others often fail in the form of relapse. No one is really able to predict if the recovered addict will relapse or have a successful recovery period. The success of any drug rehab program consists of proper treatment plan, individualized behavioral therapy, group and individual counseling, and most importantly the commitment of the individual with drug addiction problem to stay and remain in treatment program.

Even with the most sophisticated, evidence-based drug rehab program, some patient may suffer a relapse. The cause of relapse is often associates with stress, life’s dramatic events, loss, and depression. During a professional drug rehab treatment program, the individuals learn to cope with stress and issues of life, without using drugs. A behavioral therapy identifies the causes of drug use, and provides the patient with tools to manage cravings and possible triggers.

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