More Info About Rehabs in Nebraska
Substance abuse comes with a host of underlying mental and behavioral conditions, and Nebraska is working to merge its behavioral health and substance abuse systems in an effort to increase access to care for its citizens. The state is also working on a program that would allow people with drug offenses to receive food stamps, provided that they get drug abuse treatment after their most recent conviction. These measures take a humanistic approach to those who are suffering and are improving substance abuse treatment in Nebraska.
Whether it’s you or a loved one who is battling substance abuse, help is available. There are quality treatment facilities in Nebraska that can meet your individual needs and begin your journey to recovery. Freedom from substances is possible—call us today to talk about your treatment options: 1-866-317-7050.
- Every year, more than 150,000 people in Nebraska are dependent upon or abusing substances of some kind. Around 25% of those people are abusing illicit drugs, while more than 75% are abusing alcohol.
- Yet, only 7% of people in need of treatment for alcohol use in the state actually receive treatment services.
- The most common primary substance of abuse among Nebraska’s treatment admissions in 2015 was alcohol, followed by amphetamines, and then marijuana.
- Around 1 in every 3 people in treatment that year were between the ages of 21 and 30.
- From 2013 to 2015, Nebraska’s treatment admissions rose by over 1,000 people. While rates of alcohol abuse slowly decreased among people in treatment facilities across the state, rates of heroin and prescription painkiller abuse have slowly risen during that time period.
The first step towards recovery is seeking help, and there are many routes to do so. There are over 100 treatment facilities to choose from in Nebraska, each with different approaches to treatment. Before committing to a rehab, do some research about treatment facilities to see what services they offer, and consider which could help you or your loved one.
There are two main classes of addiction treatment facilities: inpatient and outpatient. An inpatient rehab is also known as a residential rehab, because clients check in and stay at the facility for a length of time—often between 30 and 90 days. This kind of treatment environment offers intensive, consistent involvement in treatment activities, which is crucial to long-term recovery, as well as 24/7 access to care. Perhaps most importantly, clients at an inpatient facility are safely separated from the potential for relapse in their home environment.
At outpatient rehabs, clients attend scheduled therapy sessions and treatment groups, but do not reside at the facility. This is a popular choice for people leaving inpatient, during their transition into a sober life. Some people also choose outpatient because they cannot leave their responsibilities at home, or they cannot afford inpatient treatment.
Either treatment environment can be the beginning of a healthy and lifelong recovery, as long as the individual dedicates the necessary time and energy to their healing. Above all, inpatient or outpatient treatment is far more helpful than no treatment at all.
More than half of Nebraska’s rehabs offer both substance abuse and mental health services. These dual diagnosis facilities help to treat possible underlying causes of addiction, ranging from severe mental health issues to anxiety or depression that contributes to self-medicating substance abuse. Trauma can also play a major role in substance abuse, so most facilities—even non-dual-diagnosis rehabs—offer trauma-related counseling and groups.
For most people, a significant obstacle in seeking treatment is payment. Around 75% of Nebraska’s rehabs accept payment on a sliding fee scale, and over 50% make accommodations for clients who can’t afford treatment. Call facilities you’re interested in and ask about their payment options. Or, you can always call us to talk about any questions you have concerning treatment services, rehab locations, or paying for treatment: 1-866-317-7050.
- Comprehensive substance abuse assessments and diagnoses
- Mental health screenings
- Individual, group, family, and marital counseling
- Anger management and relapse prevention education
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Involvement with 12-step programs and other support groups
- Planning for after discharge and case management services
- The Division of Behavioral Health in Nebraska’s Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) manages the state’s behavioral health services. For those seeking treatment for substance abuse, the division works with the Nebraska Resource Referral System (NRRS) to connect them with providers.
- Magellan Health Services is contracted by the Nebraska DHHS Division of Behavioral Health to manage publicly funded mental health, substance abuse, and gambling addiction treatment across the state. Magellan is a Managed Care Organization (MCO) that works to provide high quality treatment services at affordable rates, so eligible individuals receive the help that they need.
- The DHHS has established the Nebraska Regional Prevention System Coordination to unite and organize agencies and organizations in all six regions of the state that are committed to preventing substance abuse. These groups operate at the community level, leading prevention activities aimed at positive social change.
- The LiveWise Coalition is a group of prevention partners in Nebraska’s Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare, funded in part by DHHS. Their collaborating agencies are implementing strategies to reduce alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use in their communities, and using their collaboration to reach new populations in their region.
- The University of Nebraska’s Medical Center houses the Nebraska Center for Substance Abuse Research (NCSA), where research is focused on understanding the consequences of substance abuse, as well as prevention of substance abuse and neurodegenerative diseases. The center is involved in both basic and clinical research, education programs, and outreach to community members affected by addiction.
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Alternatives to finding addiction treatment or learning about substance:
- SAMHSA Treatment Finder at SAMHSA.gov
- National Institute On Drug Abuse at DrugAbuse.gov
- Mental Health & Substance Abuse at USA.gov
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