What Is NYSHIP Health Insurance? Does It Pay for Rehab?

What Is NYSHIP Health Insurance?

Admitting to yourself you are struggling with addiction and deciding to get sober is one of the most difficult but rewarding decisions that you can make for yourself. Addiction is a disease of isolation and going to rehab can help you to connect with others in a way that you may no longer know how to do. However, once you’ve decided to go to rehab, you might then be wondering if you can afford to go to rehab. If you’ve reached the point where going to rehab is necessary, you don’t want finances to prevent you from getting to your recovery. Still, you may not understand how to use your NYSHIP health insurance to go to rehab. At Laguna View Detox, we know how overwhelming the early days of sobriety can be. We will help you to understand what your benefits provide and work with your benefits carrier to facilitate your going to rehab and your aftercare programs.

What Is NYSHIP Health Insurance?

NYSHIP health insurance is the New York State Health Insurance Program that provides health insurance to New York state and local government employees. It is one of the largest public employer health insurance programs in the nation, with over one million lives covered. Established in 1957, NYSHIP was originally created to cover only employees of the state of New York. However, a short time later, the program was expanded to employees of local governments and school districts.  NYSHIP Health Insurance covers those who work with New York state and local governments serving others. The program is administered by the New York State Department of Civil Service. The plan covers active employees, retirees, and families.


Can I Use My NYSHIP Health Insurance to Pay for Rehab? 

While every plan is slightly different, most NYSHIP health insurance plans do provide coverage for substance use care. Because there are different plans and different levels of care within rehab, we will work with you to see what is covered under your particular plan. Rehab can be done on an inpatient basis. It can also be done on an outpatient basis via a partial hospitalization program or an intensive outpatient program. Your treatment team will help you to determine which is the best level of treatment for you. NYSHIP plans offer coverage for the varying levels of treatment, but your plan summary will specify how much of your treatment will be covered. Most NYSHIP plans offer cover for inpatient services, structured outpatient care, aftercare, and more. Additionally, most NYSHIP plans provide coverage for inpatient psychiatric care which is important to note if you have a co-occurring mental health disorder. Insurance can be complicated and seem overwhelming, but we are here to help you navigate your benefits. We never want the difficulty of using your benefits to prevent you from doing the important work of getting sober. 


How Laguna View Detox Can Help

At Laguna View Detox, you will get round-the-clock care for your alcohol problem.  We are one of the leading private drug rehab centers in Orange County, California. We provide luxurious, inpatient rehab treatment in one of the most beautiful areas in California. Our staff includes some of the best in the industry and we’ll create a holistic treatment plan tailored to you and your specific needs. We will care for you while you safely detox and then guide you through inpatient treatment and aftercare. We understand how hard it is to decide to get sober and we are here for you when you’ve made that important decision.  Contact us today and let us help you break free from alcohol or drugs!  


How to Get My Loved One to Go to a Drug Rehab

How to get my loved one help in California

There are few things more heartbreaking than watching a loved one be changed by their addiction. As they fall further and further into their substance use, you may feel as if they are being stolen away from you.  You may find yourself overwhelmed as you navigate the options for getting your loved one into a drug rehab. As you investigate treatment types, you’ll hear many new terminologies like intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and inpatient treatment. The more that you learn, you may feel like your head is swimming. Information overload and heartbreak can leave you feeling helpless, and that’s where we come in. 


At Laguna View Detox, we understand the heartbreak and devastation that comes with a loved one’s addiction. We offer a luxurious and beautiful setting coupled with a wealth of experience to help your loved one break free and begin to build a life in sobriety. 

Signs My Loved One Is Abusing Drugs

At the end of the day, you know your loved one better than anyone else and you know when something is off. You may not initially realize that they are abusing drugs, so that’s why it’s important to know some of the signs. Signs of drug use can vary with the drugs being used, but there are some common symptoms. You may notice that your loved one is sick more often, either from the drugs they are using or the withdrawal symptoms when they run out. They may experience mood swings and appear to be more secretive. Those who abuse prescription opioids will have pinpoint pupils and depending on the amount used, will appear to be slower than normal. 


Stimulants, such as methamphetamines and cocaine, cause the user to move faster and seem more hyper. Alcohol and marijuana, which are depressants, cause the user to appear slower and their speech may be slurred. You will also want to keep an eye out for drug paraphernalia for taking the drugs. Depending on what drugs your loved one is using and how, you might see lighters, syringes, belts, tin foil squares, and more. In the end, look for the signs and symptoms that are changes in the person you know.


How to Get My Loved One to a Drug Rehab

Trying to get your loved one to realize that there is a problem is a challenging and often heartbreaking process. Step one is to gather information to have a conversation that is both objective and coming from a place of love. Take the time to put your thoughts and feelings down on paper to prepare for your discussion. Your loved one may be so wrapped up in their addiction that they may not even realize the impact it is having on you and others in your family. While you don’t necessarily want to pull out a laundry list of grievances, it can be helpful to have some notes to help keep yourself on track during the conversation. Remember that your goal is to help them see how their addiction is affecting themself and others while enabling them to see that there is a way out. In addition to explaining how you are being affected, you may want to share your research on drug rehab in California with them.  In the end, your loved one is the only one who can decide to get help with their addiction. However, it is important to remember that while you may not receive the response you want the first time you talk, your message might sink in overtime. Be open to the possibility that they may come back to you later ready to talk and get help. 


Get Help Today With Drug or Alcohol Addiction at Laguna View Detox

At Laguna View Detox, you will get round-the-clock care for your addiction.  We are one of the leading drug rehab centers in Orange County. We provide luxurious, inpatient rehab treatment in one of the most beautiful areas in California. Our staff includes some of the best in the industry, and we create a holistic treatment plan tailored to you. We are dedicated to helping you from safely detoxing to inpatient treatment to aftercare. Contact us today and let us help you with your addiction!