A common concern among individuals who are dealing with addiction problems, or their loved ones, is the cost of drug rehab. Basically, it all depends on the type of treatment program you choose.
It is important that before embarking on any treatment program, you should find out what services are included, and whether your insurance will cover any of the expenses so you can narrow down your options to what programs best meet your needs in the most affordable way.
For those who opt for outpatient treatment, a study done by the Substance Abuse and Mental-Health Services Administration reveals that such an option typically costs a little over $1,400. This type of treatment also gets more expensive, a little over $7,400, when the patient chooses to get treated with Methadone, a synthetic pain reliever used to treat withdrawal sufferers.
A full service inpatient drug rehab center, on the other hand, could cost in the tens of thousands of dollars. These high-end facilities are often located in settings deemed ideal for recovery, if not a vacation, and provide a combination of activities and therapy sessions that can greatly aid in a patient's recovery.
In any case, outpatient drug rehab programs cost less simply because the patient gets less in terms of services provided and does not occupy housing space. Drug rehabilitation is not a quick process, and the patient needs all the top-notch medical care, the constant monitoring, the individual and group therapies and the very comfortable and meditative environment an inpatient program provides in order to totally and successfully kick the habit.
These, however, are not the only options for treating drug addiction. If private insurance drug rehab centers are beyond your capacity to pay, you can always try to apply for state-funded treatment. Most state-funded rehab facilities offer high-quality services, and you may qualify for a partial payment or better yet, a completely free drug rehab treatment there.
But being a state-funded operation, it is expected that the waiting list will be long. If this is the case, you can always go for private but low cost rehab facilities, which tend to discount their already low cost programs for the benefit of those in dire need. There are even facilities which offer entirely free programs for those who cannot pay. Contacting local churches and state social services offices can help you find out if such facilities operate in your area.