Top Reasons Holidays Are the Best Time for Rehab

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The holidays are usually a time for happiness and family gatherings, but for those struggling with addiction, the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be difficult. Substance abuse issues can be heightened due to increased access to substances at functions, peer pressure from family and friends during gatherings, mental health issues, loneliness, and other variables. Because addiction is an enduring disease, attending rehab over the holidays might be the best gift you can give yourself—and your loved ones—this year. The following are the top reasons the holidays are the best time to seek addiction treatment.
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Reasons the holiday season is the perfect time to go to rehab.

Unused Insurance Coverage at The End of the Year

Each year, health insurance deductibles reset. The timing depends on the individual plan details but frequently happens after the new year. If you have met your deductible for the year, insurance usually starts to kick in for services and treatments covered by your insurance plan. Substance abuse treatments such as inpatient rehab, may be partially covered by insurance after your deductible is met. If that is the case, the holiday season may be the perfect time to attend treatment as you may have already met your deductible and out-of-pocket costs, thereby potentially reducing the cost of rehab.

If you or a loved one are struggling with substance abuse and are unsure if your insurance provider may be able to cover the cost of treatment. Call us at . You may also fill in our online insurance verification form below, and one of our admissions navigators will contact you, listen to your story, talk you through treatment options, and verify if your insurance covers the cost of treatment.

Paid Time Off During the Holidays

Job responsibilities frequently deter people from seeking treatment year-round. During the holiday season, most employers give some paid-time off to their employees. Paid vacation may be the perfect time to seek treatment.

Avoid Holiday Substance Abuse Triggers

‘Tis the season for family gatherings and celebration. However, with these festive events comes the risk of abusing substances. By attending rehab during the holidays, you may be able to avoid these triggers in a safe and medically supervised inpatient environment as you learn strategies to cope with triggers and fight addiction. You may fear judgement from family and friends or you may feel like you’re missing out. But getting the treatment you need now, means you can enjoy Thanksgiving gatherings, Hanukkah celebrations, and Christmas festivities with friends and family for years to come.

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