Different Types of Aetna Substance Use Treatment
Aetna covers several different types of substance use treatment, from medical detox through outpatient treatment. The best level of care for you depends on several factors, though at The Plymouth House we recommend undergoing drug or alcohol withdrawal in a medical detox center before transitioning into our residential treatment program. If you would like assistance finding a medical detox center in New Hampshire or surrounding areas that accepts Aetna health insurance, we are happy to point you in the right direction.
Aetna Medical Detox Programs or Facilities
When it comes to addiction recovery, medical detox always comes as a recommended first step. While in medical detox you will undergo a safe and comfortable drug and/or alcohol withdrawal in a closely supervised setting. Symptoms of withdrawal will be treated as they develop with a combination of FDA-approved medication and evidence-based therapies. Once you have been physically stabilized you will transition into the next appropriate level of care.
Aetna Inpatient or Residential Treatment Centers
Most people who complete medical detox transition directly into a residential treatment center, where they undergo intensive addiction treatment for between 30 and 90 days. The duration of your stay in residential treatment depends on your personal needs. In most cases, major health insurance providers like Aetna cover some or all of the services provided by residential rehabs like The Plymouth House for a set period of time.
Aetna Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)
Partial hospitalization is a step down from residential rehab, seeing as clients return home in the evenings once the day of treatment concludes. While PHP offers slightly more flexibility than rehab clients still have access to the same comprehensive treatment services, including intensive psychotherapy, holistic modalities, medication assisted treatment and in some cases, a thorough education on the 12-Step model. This is an ideal option for those who require intensive treatment but prefer to return home (or to a sober living house) at night. Most major health insurance providers cover some or all of the costs associated with privately operated PHP programs, which are more cost-effective than inpatient treatment to begin with.
Aetna Outpatient Programs (IOP)
Intensive outpatient treatment is the most flexible level of clinical care, providing clients with the opportunity to fulfill personal responsibilities outside of treatment. Because most IOP programs meet for between three and five days a week for several hours each day, clients can work full-time or part-time, continue with their education pursuits or take care of other outside obligations. Because treatment groups meet less frequently, IOP also tends to be the most cost-effective option, and is ideal for those who are uninsured or underinsured.