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Heroin Rehab

Now that the American Medical Association recognizes substance use disorder and alcohol use disorder as legitimate medical conditions, health insurance companies must recognize these diseases for coverage by their policies. The Affordable Care Act of 2008 and Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act also empower heroin-addicted individuals to seek treatment by requiring health care…

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Substance Abuse Assessment

The first step in treatment for heroin or alcohol addiction is usually a substance abuse assessment. This screening determines the following about an individual’s addiction: If addiction exists Extent of the addiction Whether co-occurring conditions exist What facets of treatment should be included in a treatment plan Substance abuse assessments are usually privately conducted tests…