Florida Dual Diagnosis Programs: What You Need to Know

Florida Dual Diagnosis Programs: What You Need to Know

About half of individuals with mental health disorders also struggle with substance use disorders. Either disorder can cause the other and symptoms of both disorders are amplified which requires comprehensive, multi-faceted treatment approaches. Florida dual diagnosis programs can provide the type of...
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07/22 2024
Substance Abuse Coverage Limits for PPO Policies

Substance Abuse Coverage Limits for PPO Policies

PPO substance abuse coverage limits can prevent some people from getting the help they need to continue their treatment. Knowing the ins and outs of your PPO medical insurance plan can help. Today, most insurance providers do offer at least some level...
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07/08 2024
Addiction Equity Act: What You Need to Know

Addiction Equity Act: What You Need to Know

The Addiction Equity Act is part of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), designed to protect individuals who have mental or behavioral health conditions. The act prevents medical insurance companies from offering less favorable insurance benefits for mental and...
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07/08 2024
PPO Insurance Benefits Check

PPO Insurance Benefits Check

Your PPO insurance benefits may be used to cover your behavioral or mental health treatment. Most health insurance companies now offer coverage for conditions like substance use disorders or mental illness. If you’re not sure if your PPO health insurance will cover...
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07/08 2024
Mental Health Parity: What Does It Mean?

Mental Health Parity: What Does It Mean?

Mental health parity is a concept that highlights the need for patients to have a similar level of insurance coverage for mental and behavioral health care as they would for medical or surgical services. In 2008, the Mental Health Parity Act was...
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07/08 2024
Integrating Therapy and Counseling in Senior Rehabilitation

Integrating Therapy and Counseling in Senior Rehabilitation

Therapy and counseling typically embody the core of today’s most effective substance abuse treatment programs for seniors with substance use disorders. At WhiteSands, we offer medically traditional forms of psychotherapy that constitute our evidence-based treatment offerings. We supplement these treatments with many...
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06/26 2024
7 Athletes That Have Struggled With Mental Health

7 Athletes That Have Struggled With Mental Health

Athletes and Mental Illness Being a professional athlete or in another high-profile athletic position like a top college team will put people under incredible stress — not only because they live more public lives than the average person, but also because college...
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06/17 2024
Navigating Mental Health Services in Florida: Tips for Success

Navigating Mental Health Services in Florida: Tips for Success

Overview of Mental Health Services Available in Florida Mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders are still underdiagnosed throughout the nation, leaving hundreds of thousands of individuals feeling lost, alone, and unsupported. If you’re experiencing symptoms of mental illness,...
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06/12 2024
Mental Health Treatment Via Telehealth with PPO Insurance

Mental Health Treatment Via Telehealth with PPO Insurance

Introduction to Telehealth for Mental Health If you’re new to telehealth, it can sound intimidating, but once you try it, you’ll see that, and in many cases, it makes sense. In short, telehealth is using live videoconferencing or the telephone to provide...
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06/11 2024