Are you addicted to drugs and/or alcohol? Perhaps you’re in a marriage or a long-term relationship with someone who has an addiction to alcohol or drugs just as you do. Deciding to get treatment together can be the most important thing you ever do for your relationship. But, before choosing a rehab center there are a few questions to answer. For one, you must find out whether your health insurance covers addiction rehab for couples. Take a look at some facts about treatment for a couple suffering from addiction.
Does Health Insurance Pay for Rehab for Couples?
The answer to this question depends upon your health insurance carrier. Health insurance companies handle coverage for drug and alcohol addiction treatment in different ways. The best way to get the answer to this question is to contact your health insurance company and ask if your plan covers rehab for couples. Also, be sure to ask about the extent of the coverage including how many days of treatment it pays for. The insurance representative may point out the section in your health insurance policy that covers addiction treatment. It may be helpful to you read that part of the policy yourself.
Finding out what type of health insurance a rehab center accepts is simple. Many rehab centers have a page on their website that lists the different health insurance companies along with their logos. Once you know the health insurance companies connected with a particular rehab center, you can get clarification on whether your plan covers addiction therapy for couples.
After calling your health insurance company, you may learn your healthcare plan does not cover addiction treatment for you and you spouse or partner. Even if this is the case, it’s still important to get treatment for your addiction. You and your loved one may need to enter rehab each with his or her own individual health coverage. Even though you’re not covered by health insurance as a couple, you can still recover from addiction as a couple. The most important thing to keep in mind is getting into treatment and following the treatment plans created by the addiction specialists who are helping you.
Talking with the Rehab Center Counselors
Contacting the rehab center you and your partner are interested in is an important step in the process. The professional counselor who answers your call can let you know the steps of checking into the addiction treatment center with your partner. You can take the opportunity to ask the counselor if the center specializes in helping couples recover from addictions and how the program differs from treatment for individuals in need of help. The counselor can also let you know what to bring to the center and what will happen once you check in. The counselors who answer the phones at a rehab center are there to make the process a little easier for you and your loved ones who’ve decided to break free of addiction.
Other questions to ask the counselors at a rehab center:
- Is Suboxone used during detox?
- What are the qualifications of the addiction specialists?
- When can family visit the facility?
- What types of aftercare do you provide to clients?
The Benefits of Getting Addiction Therapy as a Couple
Whether your health insurance pays for rehab for couples or not, there are benefits of going into treatment for alcohol or drug abuse as a couple. One of those benefits is you are paving the way for a better marriage or partnership. When both people acknowledge an addiction, and go for treatment together, it means both members of the couple want to make a better life. Alternatively, when just one member of a couple goes to treatment while the other continues addictive behaviors, the relationship is not likely to move forward in a positive way.
Another benefit of going to rehab as a couple is you can discuss and work out the specific struggles you have in your relationship. You can learn more about your partner’s point of view just as he or she can learn about yours. You both learn and practice the same techniques to stay away from drug and alcohol use. So, after both of you leave rehab, you can remind and encourage one another as you reenter life outside the facility.
Entering rehab together means you both get the chance to improve your physical health as well as overcome your addictions. Many rehab centers serve nutritious meals to clients, so they can build up their physical strength as well as increase their mental abilities. Nurturing better physical health can add to the progress you and your partner make in the treatment program. In addition to serving healthy meals, many rehab centers provide clients with fitness facilities that may include stationary bicycles, treadmills, weights and rowing machines. Some treatment centers give clients access to a swimming pool. Chemicals in the brain called endorphins are released during exercise. The release of these chemicals can reduce depression and give people a better outlook on life in general. Both members of a couple benefit when they exercise together.
Going through rehab as a couple can bring two people closer together. You’ll share the struggles as well as the successes with your partner. This is a history you’ll share with no one else. Working through your treatment plans together means you are both dedicated to making your individual lives as well as your life together a lot more rewarding.
So, if you and your spouse or partner are struggling with an addiction to alcohol and/or drugs, it’s time to get help together. Once you make this significant decision, it’s best to get into a rehab center as quickly as possible. Our counselors are ready to take your call. Please contact us at 877-978-3148 today and let us help you start on the path to recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.