Modified: 7th Oct 2019

Addiction respects no one. No part of the society remains unaffected by the destruction caused by drug and alcohol dependency. Millions of people every day are fighting for their lives or the lives of others, and they are doing it without help.

Of the nearly 25 million Americans facing addiction, only a small percentage will seek professional treatment. The cost of addiction care is high, which is a reason why most people aren’t getting help. Fortunately, there is hope.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Vermont is that hope. As one of the leading insurance providers in the state, BCBS of Vermont has plans that may cover a significant portion or all of the expenses of going to rehab. Continue reading for more information on how you can receive the treatment you or a loved one needs.

Signs You May Need Rehab

The telltale signs of addiction are unmistakable. That being said, denial is a common occurrence among those dealing with substance or alcohol abuse. Even in the face of clear signs, people battling addiction may still refuse to admit that they have a problem. 

Some signs of addiction are:

  • Hiding consumption
  • Lying about consumption
  • Unexplainable weight loss
  • Mounting legal troubles
  • Mishandling finances
  • Deteriorating personal hygiene standards
  • Little to no motivation
  • Poor performance at work or school
  • Wild mood swings and change of personality

Some of these signs by themselves are enough to indicate addiction. However, some of them need to be present with other signs to say that the person may be struggling with addiction. 

Over time, the signs of addiction usually get worse as substance or alcohol abuse continues. Thus, denial will only work for so long until the situation deteriorates to a point where the dependency is undeniable. If you suspect drug or alcohol addiction, the sooner you take action, the better it will be for everyone involved. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont can help when the time comes with the coverage you need for rehab.

Does Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont Plans Cover Drug and Alcohol Rehab?

Yes. BCBS of Vermont plans will cover rehab and treatment for drugs and alcohol. Coverage varies between the various plans Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont offers. Depending on the situation, some patients may have their entire treatment covered by BCBS of Vermont. Others may have to pay some out-of-pocket money.

The History of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont

Blue Cross Blue Shield have been providing Vermonters with quality insurance products and services since the early 20th Century. Over the years, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont has evolved into one of the most prominent insurance companies in the Northeastern United States.

Why Do We Need Rehab Coverage

Addiction is a public health matter, and society should battle it with all the strengths and resources it can muster. For many years, the criminal justice system was the institution of society for handling many of the people struggling with addiction. There was not much acknowledgment in the past that addiction might be a medical problem and is better dealt with by the medical institutions of society.

The consequences of using the police and jails to treat drug addiction have been negative, but now, society has accepted that addiction is an illness. We now realize that the criminal justice system exacerbates the problem of drug addiction and medical and mental health institutions help cure it.

How does Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont Rehab Coverage Work?

With coverage provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield Vermont, you will be able to choose from approved rehab treatment providers throughout the state. The details of your specific policy will decide how much of your treatment will be covered. If you need help understanding what services are available to you under your policy, you can call your insurance provider or a rehab center. They will explain everything. 

What is Detox?

Detox is one of the first steps in the long journey to sobriety. It is necessary, and no attempt at sobriety will be successful without it. It’s an extremely stressful time for the mind and body and should only be done in the presence of experienced medical professionals.

During detox, the body slowly begins to expel the drugs or alcohol from its systems. If the addiction is severe, then detoxification could take a while, up to a few weeks and could be medically dangerous. In less severe cases, a person may finish detoxing in only a few days.

Most people suffer withdrawals during detox. They occur because the body has grown accustomed to drugs or alcohol and is now missing them. During withdrawals, patients usually have bouts of vomiting, nausea, cold sweats, and fever. Drugs or alcohol would bring instant relief; however, true healing occurs when the body is functioning normally without the aid of destructive substances. When it does, detox is usually over.

What are the Differences Between Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment?

Inpatient treatment is when a patient lives at the site of treatment for the duration of the rehab, which can be anywhere from 30 to 90 days. It is an entirely immersive situation where contact with the outside world is usually not allowed except on special visiting days. The staff programs daily life, and the schedule typically includes counseling and group sessions. All meals are provided for inpatient clients.

Outpatient clients continue living life business as usual, and they only have treatment sessions or meetings about one day a week. Outpatient care is well-suited for patients with a firm grasp of their problems and who are making progress. It’s also a good option for people who are unable to get time off of work or school to do inpatient therapy. Because treatment is only once a week, outpatient care lasts longer than inpatient.

Get the Help You Deserve Today

Treatment for addiction is now available for those who need it most. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont bridges the cost-gap between patients and rehab centers with affordable and comprehensive insurance policies. For more information on policies and how to get started on your road to sobriety, contact us today.