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How Much Does Drug Rehab Cost – Is It Worth It?

Jennifer Cousineau MSCP, LPCI, NCC

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Jennifer Cousineau, MSCP, LPCI, NCC

April 12, 2019

When a person is stuck in the whirlwind of addiction, the cost of rehab and the thought of seeking help can seem like a major burden. However, with the extensive amenities, unmatched professionalism, and opportunity for lasting success that many drug rehabilitation facilities offer, getting treatment is the only choice.

Insurance Coverage

Insurance takes addiction very seriously by honoring a person’s choice to get treatment. But depending on the type of insurance you have, specific procedures, certain processes for diagnosis, the type of facility, and its location will be covered to varying degrees.

Some people’s insurance offers a specific guide for proven methods of addiction treatment. In this case, the company prefers the patient and his or her physician to follow certain procedures. If this authorized guide is followed, then listed procedures and approved rehab facilities can be covered.

Other insurances cover a specific percentage of most treatment options and procedures at recommended facilities.

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Cash Pay

Some people can either afford to pay for rehab themselves or lack insurance coverage. If you are serious about treatment and its expense, talk to friends or family about fund-raising methods and finding support for your rehabilitation. Other avenues could include tapping into savings or seeking help through public programs or charities.

Overall Costs

Some treatments can cost $5,000 to $10,000, whereas luxury rehab facilities can carry a price-tag of $100k or more, for a one-month stay. However, there are public programs that offer basic addiction treatment education and counseling for low-income individuals.

With this said, it is important to note that the degree of a person’s success is strongly correlated with the type of treatment he or she receives. The goal of getting treatment is to avoid the potential for relapse and getting the treatment that is right for you is essential.

Types Of Treatment

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the main types of treatment programs (ranging from the least intense to the most intense) include:

  • Group Counseling
  • Individualized Addiction Counseling
  • Outpatient Treatment Programs
  • Residential Treatment (Either short-term or long-term)

Addiction treatment usually requires an initial process of detoxification and withdrawal, which need to be carefully monitored by medical professionals. The type and length of rehabilitation needed are dependent upon your diagnosis and getting involved in an addiction rehab program that treats all the issues taking place is crucial for success.

Treatments That Fits Your Needs

No one wants to enter into an addiction treatment facility and be uncomfortable. For this reason, there are many treatment options to choose from. Whether you are looking for a top-notch facility with all the amenities or a basic program that can simply help you get back on your feet, there are treatment centers for everyone. You can easily find affordable facilities that correlate with your beliefs, interests, expectations, and lifestyle.

Is It Worth It?

Despite the expense of rehab, the truth is that achieving a healthy life free from alcohol or another drug is priceless. No amount of money is equal to your freedom, well-being, stability, and the ability to live life to the fullest.

Simply put, you are worth it. You deserve to be healthy, whole, and completely successful without the hindrance of a drug.

Getting The Help You Deserve

Budgeting for addiction rehabilitation can initially be overwhelming, but completing a rehab program is a huge accomplishment. Lasting, beneficial changes do not carry a price tag. If you have any more questions, please contact us to take the first step toward recovery.

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