How Individuals Can Access Treatment
When it comes to loved getting help for drug and/or alcohol abuse, access to treatment can be challenging, especially if you have no insurance or your co-pay is high and you cannot afford it. Fortunately the Council on Chemical Abuse provides funding for the uninsured or under-insured who desire to get help and are seeking treatment. Bernice Hines Corbit, Case Manager Supervisor at the Council on Chemical Abuse says there are several access points for individuals to begin the process of getting help. Hospitals, Employment Assistance Programs (EAP), and the Central Intake Unit at Treatment Access Services Center (TASC) are all primary entities who are able to facilitate assessment for individuals to determine appropriate level of care. Length of treatment stay is determined by what specific service an individual needs. Bernice states detoxification from drugs is usually permitted for 3-5 days to allow the individual to get out of his/her environment and allow the drugs to deplete from their bodies. Inpatient can vary depending on the individual’s specific need. Bernice says she tries to help as many people as possible and it is not uncommon to have a person seek treatment more than once. Bernice states she has been doing this work for a long time and it gives her pleasure to help those in need.
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