For those eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal most healthcare expenses are fully covered. This can be very good news for those who suffer from alcoholism
or prescription pain killer addiction
. At Tarzana Treatment Centers, we provide Vivitrol
treatment services so they can begin the process of recovery without cravings that can lead to relapse.
Vivitrol is Naltrexone, administered monthly by injection. After medical detoxification for alcohol or opiates, if necessary, Vivitrol reduces cravings for these drugs. Alcohol and opiate cravings are major triggers for relapse during the early months of recovery. Craving reduction removes distractions, which improves chances at long-term sobriety.
Medicare is the Federal program that covers seniors and seriously disabled individuals. Medi-Cal is the California state Medicaid program for people who meet low-income and asset requirements for eligibility. Those who qualify for both are known as “Medi-Medi” or “dual eligible”. Medicare is the primary coverage, and Medi-Cal provides secondary coverage. The combined coverage is important for many who might not otherwise be able to afford necessary treatment.
A growing number of seniors suffer from substance use disorders
and many of them live on fixed incomes. Whether alcohol or drug abuse is the problem, their retirement years can be an emotional torture. Medi-Medi coverage for Vivitrol gives them the chance to enjoy the senior years without being bound by addiction.
An accident may cause a person to become disabled, for another example. If painkillers were prescribed for severe pain, this person will likely form an opiate dependence. No matter how innocent the circumstances, they are now a prescription drug addict. When the pain is gone, the addiction needs to be treated at some point. Vivitrol treatment at Tarzana Treatment Centers will aid in the recovery process, and allow for better focus on therapies for the original disability.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Tarzana Treatment Centers is you are Medi-Medi eligible and have a substance use disorder.
Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California
in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.