Substance abuse and addiction can cause serious financial issues for its victims, and unfortunately, some rehab programs can be wildly expensive. But addiction treatment isn’t only available to those who can pay hundreds of thousands of dollars a month. Everyone should be able to recover, which is why we have compiled 6 ways you can get addiction treatment without breaking the bank.
1. Talk to One of Our Treatment Advisors
By calling 800-654-0987 now, you can talk to one of our treatment advisors about your recovery and find rehab programs that will suit your needs––and your budget. When you call, you will be asked for a brief medical and substance abuse history as well as information about your needs for treatment.
We will match you with a facility that is suitable for your current situation and give you information on how to be admitted and receive care there.
2. Determine Your Need
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, “Some facilities offer substance abuse treatment at no charge or a sliding fee scale based on income and other factors.”
If you have a low income, serious financial debt, legal problems, family need (including pregnancy), or other factors that could affect your eligibility to attend one of these programs, it is important to have proof of them and use that proof when you seek treatment.
Call 800-654-0987 now and discuss these options with us based on your specific needs.
3. Use Your Insurance
Insurance plans will usually cover some if not all of a person’s addiction treatment, based on the facility, the severity of the individual’s needs, and other factors. Your insurance company likely has specific facilities that they cover, and we can help you find these. This can make your treatment much less costly than paying for the entirety of the program yourself.
4. Finance Your Costs
In some cases, you may still have to pay for some of your treatment costs out of pocket. However, this does not mean that you necessarily have to pay them all at once. Rehab centers often offer patients the possibility of financing their additional costs, paying a sum at the beginning of care and then working out a payment plan for the rest. You can pay off your treatment costs in monthly installments and this can make treatment much more affordable.
5. Attend Outpatient Care
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, outpatient treatment “costs less than residential or inpatient treatment.”
As a result, it could be a beneficial option for your recovery, but there are important factors to remember as well.
- Many outpatient centers offer very few treatment options to patients, so it is important to ensure that the program you are attending will be effective and offer the options your require. We can help you ensure that you find the best program for your needs.
- Some individuals do require inpatient care. According to the medical journal Psychiatric Quarterly, those with high psychiatric severity (including co-occurring mental disorders) and/or no social support system at home are often better off in inpatient care than outpatient. If this describes you, you may be able to find a less expensive inpatient or residential treatment program based on the severity of your addiction and any financial issues from which you may be suffering.
6. Employee Assistance Program
There is a potential that, if you discuss your needs for addiction recovery with your employer, they will be willing to help you seek the treatment you need for less through your employee assistance program. Many companies have certain steps in place for just this type of situation, and your job status will likely remain secure when you take the time to seek and attend the treatment program you need.
Can Treatment Be Inexpensive?
There are situations where you can find inexpensive care for addiction, and though some options may be more costly, you don’t have to put yourself in debt in order to find the right rehab program for your needs. Call 800-654-0987 now and let us help you find rehab centers that will fit your budget and allow you to safely recover from substance abuse.