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Good and Bad Credit Finance Options for Drug-Alcohol Detox

For those with bad-poor credit or no health insurance, how can they best finance their medical detox stay when needing to overcome drug and/or alcohol addiction?

In 2008, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act was passed which established legislation that required the insurance industry to provide the same amount of treatment for mental health and substance abuse as they provided for medical and surgical care. Additionally, the Affordable Care Act has now made health insurance coverage more accessible. It includes prevention, early intervention, and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders as an essential health benefit that must be covered by health plans that are offered through the health insurance marketplace. If you’re looking for a way to pay for medical detox, carefully evaluate your options and choose the one that makes the most financial sense to you and your recovery.

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Why Los Angeles, CA Has So Many Detox and Treatment Centers

From its close proximity to Mexico, to its high income areas, beautiful beaches and other reasons, Los Angeles, CA is a drug rehab and medical detox hub.

Los Angeles is known to have over 10,000 self-help recovery support groups on a weekly basis. Participating in medical detox and drug treatment in this area surrounds individuals with thousands of others in recovery within a short radius. California is the largest state per capita with medical detox and drug rehab facilities. As such, when drug addicts and alcoholics choose to seek help, it is not surprising that Southern California is the leading destination of many seeking help.

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Comparing Standalone Medical Detox to Rehabs with Detox Services

While many residential addiction treatment centers offer medical detox services for clients, most clinicians still recommend standalone detoxification facilities.

Individuals seeking alcohol and drug detox services have so many options available to them that it can be overwhelming to determine the best facility for them, especially when they are still in the throes of their addiction. Residential treatment centers most often open their own detox facilities for financial reasons and reasons of convenience. While it may prove lucrative for the facility, it may not be in the best interest of the clients.

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