If you’re looking for an in-network provider for Magellan Behavioral Health, you’re in the right place. Olympus Recovery offers in-network drug recovery with Magellan Behavioral Health and a number of other insurance providers to offer accessible and affordable care. Keep reading to learn more about what Magellan covers and how Olympus Recovery can help.

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What Does Magellan Cover?

Magellan provides coverage for a comprehensive approach to recovery for patients battling substance abuse disorders [1]. The approach includes:

  1. Medication-assisted treatment
  2. Care management
  3. Clinical intervention
  4. Personalized sustenance use coaching
  5. Provider education
  6. Improved self-management

Magellan also offers a focus on behavioral health, which is quite rare in the health insurance industry. This makes the company uniquely suited to provide several forms of care, particularly for people dealing with dual diagnoses.

In-network drug recovery with Magellan Behavioral Health covers all or some of the costs associated with the following treatments for drug and alcohol addiction:

Supervised Drug and Alcohol Detox

When a chronic user of drugs and/or alcohol suddenly stops taking the substances, their body often goes into shock and, in turn, produces nasty withdrawal symptoms, including:

  • Body aches
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Agitation
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Tremors
  • Insomnia
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

Sometimes, these symptoms are so severe the person feels the only way to stop their suffering is to use again. This is why supervised drug and alcohol detox is so important. It provides a safe and controlled environment for the patient to detox while being monitored by a team of healthcare professionals. Oftentimes, medication is administered to make the effects of the withdrawal more tolerable.

Supervised drug and alcohol detox is an excellent way for heavy users of drugs and/or alcohol to manage their symptoms of withdrawal and decrease their likeliness of relapsing.

Addiction Treatment Medications

As we just mentioned above, medications may be necessary to help counter some of the effects of drug and alcohol withdrawal. Those medications include:

  • Antidepressants: When a person’s body gets used to taking large amounts of drugs, the brain becomes unable to produce happiness-inducing chemicals, leading to depression when people undergo the detox process. Antidepressants help relieve feelings of depression until the brain starts producing happiness-inducing chemicals again.
  • Benzodiazepines: These drugs are used to reduce anxiety and irritability, common symptoms of cocaine and opiate withdrawal.
  • Clonidine: Used for alcohol and opiate withdrawals, this drug reduces the sweating, cramps, anxiety, and muscle aches associated with withdrawal [2].
  • Naltrexone: Used for alcohol addiction, this drug blocks the brain receptors that induce the pleasurable effects of alcohol while subduing the urge to drink.
  • Acamprosate: This medication is used to relieve the emotional and physical despair caused by alcohol addiction. It reduces the urge to drink by preventing anxiety and depression, common symptoms that trigger people to drink.
  • Disulfiram: Used for alcohol addiction, if someone on Disulfiram consumes alcohol, the medication will cause nausea and vomiting, deterring their desire to drink.
  • Methadone: An opiate used for opiate addictions, methadone works by binding to the same brain receptors that heroin and painkillers do, but without producing the high, which helps suppress cravings and symptoms of withdrawal.
  • Suboxone: This medication works in the same way methadone does, but its potential for addiction is lower. Suboxone users can take the medication home with them instead of having to go to a clinic every day to get it [3].

Treatment Center Stays

Treatment center stays, often referred to as inpatient treatment, are best for people who have tried outpatient treatment before, but were not successful, people who do not live close to an outpatient facility, or people who live somewhere that is not conducive to sobriety.

During a treatment center stay, the patient has access to around-the-clock care and support, including medically-supervised drug detox.

Most people stay at inpatient drug treatment facilities for 30 days, but some facilities offer longer programs. The length of treatment depends on several factors, including:

  • The severity of the addiction
  • The existence of co-occurring addictions or mental health conditions
  • Whether the patient has been in treatment for addiction before

Most treatment center stays also offer family programs to allow family members to participate in their loved one’s recovery as well as attend family therapy and activities.

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment

Magellan Behavioral Health also covers dual-diagnosis treatment, which is especially important considering about 9.2 million adults in the U.S. have a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis [4].

Someone with a dual diagnosis suffers from a mental health disorder as well as a drug and/or alcohol problem. These conditions are strongly associated with one another, and it’s estimated that half of people with a mental health disorder will also have a drug or alcohol use disorder at some point in their lives, or the other way around [5].

It’s critically important that patients with dual diagnoses are treated for both conditions. Some common treatment options include behavioral therapies, medications, and support groups to offer emotional and social support.


Therapy is an important part of any drug or alcohol recovery program. Common therapies used to treat addiction include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): During CBT, patients are encouraged to question and examine their recurring thoughts to phase out negative and unhealthy thought patterns and learn new and healthy coping skills.
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT): This kind of therapy is intended to help patients identify, challenge, and replace their destructive thoughts and actions with ones that are healthy and adaptive.
  • Individual and group therapy: Individual therapy provides a safe space for patients to speak one-on-one with a counselor about what may have caused their addiction and teach them healthy coping skills. Group therapy allows patients to connect with other people who know exactly what they’re going through and to find “sponsors” to help them stay sober when they are feeling weak and triggered.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): This form of therapy is intended to teach patients how to regulate their emotions in order to reduce self-destructive behaviors that derive from extreme and intense emotions. The therapy is focused on four skill sets:
    • Distress tolerance
    • Emotion regulation
    • Mindfulness
    • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • 12-Step Facilitation: This type of therapy promotes continued sobriety by engaging patients in a 12-step recovery program with peer support groups. Some popular programs that use 12-step facilitation include Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

Transitional Care

When a patient has successfully completed an inpatient recovery program, they will sometimes enter transitional care to “ease them” back into the real world. Transitional care allows patients to get back to their real-world duties while still having a safe place to land during the adjustment period, including therapy, medical monitoring, and peer support.

How To Check Your Magellan Rehab Coverage and Insurance Benefits

If you’re looking for in-network drug recovery with Magellan Behavioral Health, the first step is to contact the Olympus Recovery admissions team so we can verify your insurance and help you find out how much your insurance plan will cover. Contact our admissions team today at (866) 305-7134.

Olympus Recovery Can Help

Olympus Recovery is a proud in-network provider of Magellan Behavioral Health services. If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you seek affordable treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, download a free brochure today.

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