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Crowdfunding raises thousands to helps young Belfast woman with heroin addiction, but it is not enough

Young Adult Addicted to Heroin Pays for private care through GoFundMe Back in 2018, the family of a 19-year-old Lauren Higgins from Dunmurry, who was suffering from heroin addiction, made a life or death plea to the community to help fund her residential stay at Smarmore Castle in County Louth.  “Reality is if she’s not given a chance to recover she will die” Sadly, the family had been through free support services in the past and felt let down about the services they were provided to save their daughter’s life. So they set up a GoFundMe page outlining that “the…

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How to access rehab with health insurance

For those experiencing existing mental health conditions in Ireland, there are private medical insurers who can help you cover treatment. As addiction experts, we know that receiving the appropriate care and support when you have a mental health disorder is pivotal to attaining long-lasting recovery. Below, we will go through the various health insurance options to help you understand your options when it comes to seeking private residential care for substance abuse. Please note that there is no guarantee that you can be covered for all addiction problems as policies are always assessed on a case-by-case basis. There are also…