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Paying for Drug Rehab

Paying for Drug Rehab

Drug addiction treatment can be very expensive, depending on the type and length of time you spend in a program. Costs can range from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands. For addicts who spend all their money supporting their habit, any cost of treatment can feel unaffordable.  However, cost is not a reason to avoid seeking help for your drug addiction. Once you have decided on a treatment program, there are a variety of payment plans and options that can help make it more affordable.

Questions to Consider When Choosing Rehab

  • Does the rehab offer any type of payment plan? Some residential drug rehabs will offer long- and short-term payment plans to help you manage your finances during and after your treatment.
  • Does my insurance cover any of the costs I will incur? In many cases, your insurance company will cover at least part of your treatment. Doing some research with your insurance company and the program that interests you may help save you a large portion of the cost of your treatment.
  • Is my family willing to help with my rehab costs? Oftentimes a patient’s family is more than willing to help with their payments for a drug addiction program. Families can be eager to assist in their loved one’s recovery, so explore your options before disregarding treatment entirely.
  • How severe is my addiction? Will outpatient care be sufficient? Outpatient care is significantly cheaper than residential care because outpatient programs allow you to live at home and thus don’t require you to pay for a room or food. It is important to remember that outpatient treatments are not as intensive as inpatient treatments; the person would still be exposed to their regular surroundings and possibly the negative influences that led them to drug addiction in the first place. If you have a severe, physical addiction like a cocaine addiction or amphetamines addiction, then outpatient treatment may not be a realistic option for you.  It generally recommended for those with more mild addictions.

Finding an Affordable Drug Rehab Center

Various payment options give many more people the opportunity to get the treatment they need.  Money, while always a concern, should not be the deciding factor in whether or not you get help for your drug addiction. Your long-term health is truly the most important thing to consider and we can help you find an affordable option.