OptumHealth Opiates Rehab and Opioid Detox Coverage

 

OptumHealth Opiates Rehab and Opioid Detox Coverage

 

The category ‘opioids’ contains both legal and illegal drugs. All of them are designed to bind to special receptors found throughout the body, particularly in the central nervous system. This binding allows them to dull pain. Legal opiates, such as morphine, are typically prescribed for this purpose. Many people also experience a sense of euphoria after using the drugs. This euphoria is one of the major reasons that people desire to return to the drug again and again, eventually becoming addicted. For many people struggling with this illness, the best path to recovery and to become healthy is to go through detox and then inpatient rehab. Without this treatment, patients run the risk of serious harm for their bodies.

Potential dangers of opioid abuse

When patients abuse drugs, they run the risk of serious side effects, even from a single dose. A large dose of an opiate can cause respiratory depression and even death.

If a patient becomes physically addicted to the drug, they will also experience withdrawal when they go through detox. This period tends to be very physically uncomfortable for patients, including nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone pain, as well as cold flashes. Even though detox is not life-threatening for most patients, it can be very psychologically challenging, and medically supervised treatment is best for many people.

Those who do not seek help and continue to abuse the opiates may experience brain damage. Studies have found that long-term users of opiates, particularly heroin, tend to have deterioration of the white matter in the brain. This can impact the patient’s decision making skills and their ability to respond to stressful situations. Opioid drug abuse can also result in respiratory depression, which can then reduce the flow of oxygen to the brain. This can cause a variety of neurological effects, including comas or more brain damage.

OptumHealth Opiates Rehab and Opioid Detox Coverage

The dangers of opiate drug use and abuse illustrate clearly the need for inpatient rehab. Fortunately, OptumHealth plans should provide coverage for mental health and substance abuse rehab. Patients should investigate different rehab options and detox treatment centers near them that participate with their insurance company.

Opiate abuse can have lasting effects on the health of the patients. High-quality rehab with therapists who are accustomed to helping these patients can make an incredible difference in their future well-being. Those in need of inpatient rehab should take steps today to avoid potentially serious, lifelong consequences of opiate addiction.

 

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