Behavioral health services that Aetna is dedicated to covering include:
- Behavioral therapy – Behavioral therapy, or talk therapy, is one of the longest-standing and most effective methods of substance abuse treatment (when used in conjunction with other evidence-based treatment methods). Behavioral therapy takes place on an individual basis, among a group of like-minded peers or with the immediate family. Each session is facilitated by a licensed therapist or psychologist, and generally lasts for around one full hour.
- Medication assisted therapy – There are many well-researched medications that have been proven effective in treating substance abuse and dependence, like nalaxone and buprenorphine. Doctors prescribe medications on a client-to-client basis, and effectively help manage any side effects. Again, medication therapy is only effective when utilized as part of a comprehensive and multi-pronged program of recovery.
- Medical detox – Medically monitored detox is an extremely important first step on every journey of recovery. During detox clients undergo a safe drug or alcohol withdrawal under the close supervision of an experienced team of medical professionals. Aetna covers most services provided by medical detox centers, including behavioral therapy and medication therapy.
At CuraSouth we offer a comprehensive and highly individualized detox program, one that cannot be found in a state-run detox facility or in a traditional hospital setting. To learn more about our integrated recovery program or for a free, no obligation health insurance benefit check contact us today. It is likely Aetna covers detox and addiction treatment services at CuraSouth.
About Medically Monitored Detox
Medical detox is always necessary when it comes to adequate treatment for substance abuse and dependence. Attempting to quit cold turkey or detoxing in an at-home setting can pose serious health risks and lead to life-threatening complications. Detox provides clients with around-the-clock access to professional medical care, so that any related symptoms can be thoroughly treated the moment they develop, and so all potential complications are successfully avoided. However, at CuraSouth we believe that medical detox should focus on more than a pain-free withdrawal and on physical stabilization. We introduce our clients to many vital recovery-related services and resources, providing them with the opportunity to participate in therapy (individual, group and family), participate in daily on-site 12 step meetings and take advantage of the numerous homestyle retreat amenities we offer. Our goal is to maximize client comfort while preparing each of our clients to take the next appropriate step in their personal recovery journeys.