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By: Roberto R.
Community Substance Abuse Centers
There are many people out there using drugs their lives are in a unstable environment , these clinics promote structure, compliance to treatment, counseling , like any of these facilities they have to respond to state guidelines, unfortunately there are costs are these costs need to be enforced to be able to continue services, its been established for the last 30 years , and its needed rather then people putting thier lives at risk an overdose with Heroin, there are over 700 hundred patients here, with other locations through Connecticut and Boston, I serve theses clinics and I am proud to be a part of this Company and their philosophy. I have dedicated over 30 years in this Field, and count myself a member of professionals who work hard for our clients.
Tips & Advices
This depends on the facility. Patients should call to find out if they'll need a referral from their physician prior to making an appointment.
Aside from hyperbaric oxygen treatment, most wound care centers offer:
  • Debridement: The removal of dead skin and tissue surrounding the wound. This can be done surgically, using a whirlpool bath, syringes, enzymes that dissolve the tissue, or wet dressings that dry on the wound and absorb the dead tissue.
  • Dressing: Wrapping the wound in a protective film, gauze, gel, or foam.
  • Compression stockings: Tight-fitted fabric sheaths that encourage blood flow.
  • Artificial skin: A covering that is applied to the wound for several days as it heals.
  • Ultrasound: The use of sound waves to promote healing.
  • Growth factor therapy: The use of materials naturally produced by the body to encourage quick cell growth.
  • Negative pressure therapy: Creating a vacuum around a wound to encourage faster blood flow to the area.
Depending on where the treatment is administered, hyperbaric oxygen treatment  can cost $100- $1,000. After insurance is applied, patients may have a copay of $10 -$50 or a coinsurance fee of 10 percent to 50 percent.
Most wounds should heal within two to six weeks. An individual should seek chronic wound treatment if a wound has not begun to heal after two weeks or is not completely healed after six.
Most health insurance plans cover wound care. Patients should check with the clinic and their health insurance provider before seeking treatment to be sure.

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