Finding Free Levacetylmethadol (LAAM) Rehab Centers
Levacetylmethadol (or LAAM) is a drug than can be used to treat opioid addiction and dependence. Unfortunately, though, the drug itself can also be abused to create the euphoric effects opioid addicts crave. When this occurs, a person can become addicted to this medication as well. If you have been misusing your LAAM medication and need affordable treatment, call 800-934-7205 (Who Answers?) now to find free rehab centers.
Levacetylmethadol Addiction and Treatment
According to the Center for Substance Abuse Research, “In 1994 the FDA approved L-alpha-acetyl-methadol (LAAM) as a schedule II drug for use in treatment of addiction.” The drug has longer-lasting effects than methadone, its main competition, and patients only need to take it three times a week instead of daily like in the case of methadone. It can be effective for the treatment of addiction, but because many individuals do not know much about it, patients are sometimes wary of rehab programs that utilize LAAM.
Like with methadone, the drug can also create the same effects that make opioids addictive, like euphoria when taken in high doses. This can be a serious problem for those who misuse their medication. If you have become addicted to LAAM, you will likely need a more intensive rehab program in order to safely recover from your addiction.
Still, finding safe and intensive rehab can be difficult, especially if you are experiencing the financial issues many people do as a result of opioid abuse. But there are free and low-cost LAAM rehab centers where you can either receive the treatment itself or get help overcoming an addiction to the drug in a way that is effective and won’t break the bank.
Where to Get Treatment for Levacetylmethadol Addiction
The best place to seek treatment for LAAM addiction is in a rehab center. If you are addicted to this drug, it is likely you sought a less intensive treatment program in the past, and it did not allow you to get the results for which you were hoping. Therefore, choosing a rehab program that offers medication and behavioral therapy––the two most effective options for opioid addiction treatment when used together, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse––can help you successfully recover from your addiction.
In addition, you will likely need an intensive program for treatment if you misused your LAAM medication and experienced addiction and other serious effects. A well-rounded rehab program can be the best option in this case because these facilities are meant to help patients deal with every aspect of their addictions. But which type of facility is better for you: inpatient or outpatient?
Inpatient vs. Outpatient
Inpatient rehab programs offer 24-hour care in a controlled environment while outpatient facilities do not. While many programs provide the same essential treatment options, the NIDA warns that one must be careful if choosing outpatient care to ensure that the facility offers more than just drug education. But is one option better than the other?
Generally, choosing between inpatient or outpatient care depends on the patient’s needs and the severity of their addiction. And if you have been abusing your treatment medication, it is likely your needs will be more intensive. In this case, inpatient care is probably a better option because
- You will be under 24-hour surveillance by a team of medical professionals who want to help you succeed in your recovery.
- You will not be able to misuse your medication because it will be given to you on a strict schedule.
- You will be able to take a break from your daily life and, possibly, the issues that may have intensified your addiction syndrome.
Not everyone needs inpatient care, but if you have been misusing your medication, this program may be necessary for you to get the intensive care you will require to make a full recovery.
Types of Free Levacetylmethadol Rehab
Not all free opioid addiction rehab centers are created equal. Some may offer specific treatment options, such as methadone maintenance, while others may not. Some may be controlled by nonprofit organizations while others may be government-operated. All of these variables can affect the type of care you will receive and whether or not a program may or may not fit your needs.
Also, not all free rehab centers provide completely free care. In fact, as stated by a survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- 4 percent of all rehab centers in the United States in 2008 offered all-free care.
- 8 percent offered partial free care with a sliding fee scale.
- 5 percent offered partial free care without a sliding fee scale.
- 24 percent offered no free care but did offer a sliding fee scale.
Choosing the type of free LAAM rehab program that will suit you means many different things, including who controls the program, what type of payment assistance they offer, and what treatment options they provide. If you would like to learn more, call 800-934-7205 (Who Answers?) now.
Is Free Levacetylmethadol Rehab Right for Me?
Not everyone needs free LAAM rehab, and in truth, not everyone will qualify for this type of care. Here are some ways to determine if this treatment option is right for you.
- Have I been misusing my LAAM medication?
- Am I worried I will start misusing the drug?
- Am I starting to feel or act like I did when I was abusing opioids?
- Am I worried I will not be able to afford further treatment for my addiction syndrome but feel I still need it?
- Is LAAM a less intensive treatment option than what I believe I actually require?
- Do I have certain factors affecting my ability to pay for treatment like a low income, a family issue, etc.?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, free rehab may be a necessary option for your safe recovery.
How Long Is Levacetylmethadol Rehab?
You may need to be in treatment for a long period of time if you were abusing your LAAM medication. According to the NIDA, longer treatment programs are usually better for one’s stable recovery, and those who have experienced setbacks like this can often benefit from a longer rehab program. This can mean treatment that lasts from 90 days to a year or longer.
However, most free rehab centers provide short-term treatment because they want to ensure stabilization and be able to help more people. As such, you may attend rehab for as little as 30 days and then an aftercare program once it ends.
Signs Levacetylmethadol Rehab Is Necessary
LAAM, though not as well known as methadone, is an opioid addiction treatment option many individuals prefer because of its ability to allow for fewer clinic trips, according to the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. But, sadly, misuse can occur just like with methadone. Here are the signs that you need help for a LAAM addiction or abuse syndrome.
- You are taking more of your medication, taking it more often, or taking it in a different way than prescribed.
- You are taking the drug in order to get high.
- You are getting more of the medication through illegal means such as doctor shopping or purchasing it on the street.
- You feel like you did when you were abusing other types of opioids.
- You are hiding the ways in which you are abusing your medication from your loved ones.
- You are making excuses to use LAAM in a way other than prescribed.
- You do not believe you will be able to take your medication like you are supposed to unless you get more help.
Treatment will be necessary if you are misusing your medication in any of the ways listed above. LAAM is supposed to be taken only as prescribed in order to avoid the addiction symptoms that misusing any other type of opioid can also cause.
Insurance & Private Pay Options
Unfortunately, if you currently make too much money or if certain factors do not affect you, you may not qualify for free addiction treatment. However, there are other ways you can make your rehab program less costly. For example, your insurance plan is likely to cover at least part of your rehab program, as a result of the Affordable Care Act (SAMHSA). You can find rehab centers that will accept your insurance plan by calling 800-934-7205 (Who Answers?) now.
In addition, if you do wind up having to pay for your rehab program out-of-pocket, many facilities offer the option of financing your treatment costs. This means you and your rehab center will agree on a specific amount that you will pay upfront, depending on your income and other factors. Then, you will be able to pay the rest in smaller increments in order to make the process of paying for treatment less strenuous on your life––and your wallet.
Help Finding a Free Levacetylmethadol Treatment Program
We want to make the process of finding the safest and most affordable rehab program for your needs as easy as possible. This is why we have a 24-hour hotline where you can call and speak to a treatment expert who will be able to help you determine what type of care you need and where you can get it.
- When you speak with your treatment advisor, be sure to share any pertinent information with them, including
- What type of care you are looking for
- What you can afford to pay for treatment (i.e. your budget)
- What type of care you have received in the past
- How long you have been abusing drugs, what type of drugs you’ve used, etc.
- You will also want to have your insurance information ready so your advisor can match you with rehab centers that will accept your plan.
- Once they are able to match you with effective programs for your needs, you may want to speak to someone at the facility to find out more about what they can offer you. Your advisor can help you make this connection as well.
- If you decide one program is best for your recovery, your advisor will then be able to create a step-by-step plan with you to help you
- Get into the program of your choice
- Prepare your life for the new element of treatment
- Begin the intake process
Our job is to assist you in finding the care you need so you will not feel alone during this process. We want to make sure that the treatment program you attend is just as intensive as you require it to be and that it will offer all the options you need so more issues will not occur during your recovery.
What Happens After Rehab?
Most individuals need to attend aftercare once rehab ends, specifically because rehab itself is not a cure for addiction but a management program. There are many different options for aftercare, including
- Booster sessions at the rehab facility that will serve as a reminder of your commitment to recovery (NIDA Archives)
- 12-step meetings, like Narcotics Anonymous, that can provide you with much needed social support
- Outpatient care programs that can serve as a helpful transition from inpatient treatment
- Sober living homes that can give you a safe and drug-free place to live if you do not have this kind of environment at home
- Individualized therapy sessions, which can help you continue to work on uncovering the reasons why you began abusing opioids in the first place
In addition to choosing an aftercare option, you may need to attend multiple treatment programs over the course of your recovery. Doing so can help you stay strong and avoid relapse as well as remind you of the recovery lessons you learned in rehab. Unfortunately, life after rehab doesn’t go completely back to normal, but you can gradually begin to build a new normal for yourself, a life that is safe, drug-free, and happy.
Get Help Today
We can help you seek the treatment you need for your LAAM addiction today. Call 800-934-7205 (Who Answers?) now to find rehab centers that will not only offer you professional care but will also do so at little or no cost to you. Call today; your future is waiting.