Top 32 Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Nebraska & Free Treatment Resources

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The Cornhusker State ranks 49th for drug overdose deaths. But let’s not assume this means Nebraska doesn’t face drug problems. The truth is, meth use continues to spread, and the amount of meth seized by officials has spiked dramatically in recent years. And, while Nebraska cities aren’t big drug destinations, Interstate 80 offers a known drug transportation corridor that stretches across the plains. Inevitably, some of the drugs making their way across Nebraska (which includes meth) will end up in the hands of locals. If we want maintain the low overdose rate and prevent additional problems, officials must make this corridor less appealing to traffickers.

~ Kerry Nenn

How Much Does Drug Rehab Cost in Nebraska?

Nebraska is ranked 42nd nationwide in terms of addiction treatment affordability, with an average cost of drug and alcohol rehab of $58,777 (without insurance).

  • Medical detox is the most expensive, with an average cost of $144,907
  • Long-term inpatient drug rehab in Nebraska costs an average of $51,867
  • Outpatient addiction treatment in Nebraska costs an average of $8,618
  • Outpatient methadone treatment is the most affordable, with an average cost of $7,657

Factors Impacting Treatment Cost:

  • If you select an inpatient or outpatient program
  • The types of special amenities offered by the facility
  • Your length of stay for treatment
  • If the chosen rehab is in-network with your insurance plan
  • Location of the facility or detox center

The cost of your recovery program will depend on a number of factors. The total out-of-pocket costs depend on a number of variables, including the kind of program you choose and the type of insurance you have.

You can also find free, low-cost, or sliding-scale payment programs in Nebraska. Your income level, assets, insurance status, and residency will be used to determine eligibility. By offering affordable treatment, payment options, and plans, access to recovery is increased across the state.

Some facilities provide individual scholarships that can help you pay for treatment. Additionally, state-run programs will generally treat anyone in need of addiction treatment, regardless of their ability to pay (though waiting lists for admission can be very long). Remember to ask your chosen facility about their total out-of-pocket costs and billing policies.

Free Drug Rehab Programs in Nebraska

As of 2024, there were over 120 drug rehab facilities across the state of Nebraska. These facilities accept several payment methods. Of those treatment facilities, the following numbers reflect how many accept their respective payment methods:

Does Insurance Cover Rehab Center Costs?

Under the terms of the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Act, all insurance companies are required to cover substance abuse care. Private insurance, insurance through an employer, Medicaid, Medicare, and military insurance all include addiction treatment as a covered benefit. How much coverage you have and the amount you will have to pay after insurance will depend on your insurance plan.

Your insurance company will have a network of addiction treatment centers that it works with. When you go to an in-network facility, the insurance company will cover more of your costs than if you choose one that’s out-of-network. You can find out which ones work with your insurance plan by calling your insurance company.

Medicaid is a state-federal partnership to offer health insurance to those with low incomes, as well as people with certain disabilities and medical conditions. Medicaid is comprehensive insurance that covers addiction treatment. Each state administers its own Medicaid plans.


Medicare is an insurance plan through the federal government for people 65 and older, as well as people with certain health conditions or disabilities. Medicare is comprehensive insurance coverage that includes physical and mental healthcare, as well as substance abuse treatment.

Private Insurance

Private insurance plans are required to cover addiction treatment, but not all plans will cover the full cost of drug and alcohol rehab in Nebraska. You can obtain private insurance through an employer or buy an individual policy yourself. Popular insurance companies include Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, UnitedHealth, and Aetna.

Nebraska Alcohol and Drug Use Statistics

Drug and alcohol use in Nebraska are below the national averages but not uncommon.

What Are Drug and Alcohol Laws in Nebraska?

Marijuana Laws: Possession of less than an ounce of marijuana is punishable by a small fine. Selling any amount of marijuana is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in jail, with a mandatory minimum sentence of 1 year. Possession or distribution of other drugs is sentenced according to sentencing guidelines.7

Drug Courts: Nebraska has drug courts that help people get treatment instead of jail sentencing.8 Eligibility is flexible and determined by the judge in the case. Participants are given comprehensive care with follow-up care to reduce the risk of relapse.

Naloxone Access: Nebraska offers no-cost Naloxone without a prescription.9 Any resident of Nebraska can get Naloxone at a participating pharmacy.

Good Samaritan Law: Nebraska has a Good Samaritan law for anyone calling for help with an overdose.10 If you call for assistance, you cannot be prosecuted for possession of illegal substances. You must remain at the scene of the overdose and cooperate with medical personnel.

How to Choose the Right Addiction Treatment Settings

Medical Detox

Drug and alcohol detox is not simply the passive process of letting the substances leave your body. It involves a professional intervention to help you manage your withdrawal symptoms. This is usually the first step of the recovery process.


Residential drug rehab, also called inpatient, involves living at the facility for the duration of the program. You receive 24/7 care from a team of professionals, including doctors, nurses, therapists, psychologists, and more. 

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs)

PHPs offer high intensity and frequency of care—usually around twenty hours per week, although sometimes more—but you can continue living at home while you recover from addiction.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs)

IOPs are a step down from PHPs and offer anywhere from nine to twenty hours of care per week, and then you return home during non-treatment hours. This option may be best for those who don’t want to take time off work or school while getting care.

Standard Outpatient

This option offers the lowest intensity of care—just a few hours per week. It is typically used as step-down care for someone who has completed rehabilitation.


When your program comes to an end, you may speak with your team about an aftercare plan that can provide you with ongoing support and care to help reduce the risk of relapse. Some common options include support groups, group counseling, individual therapy, family therapy, and sober living homes.

Is Specialized Drug Rehab Worth It?

Addiction treatment centers in Nebraska have a variety of philosophies and amenities. You should look for a program that meets your needs and optimizes your recovery. Your personal preferences and beliefs can help guide your choice.

It is important to confirm that any facility you choose is properly licensed and accredited. Make sure that it uses evidence-based therapeutic models and follows evidence-based programs.


Holistic programs combine evidence-based addiction care with complementary or alternative treatments. The center may promote a balanced approach to treating the emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of substance use disorder. Many offer alternative methods like acupuncture, meditation, aromatherapy, or hypnotherapy.

Christian and Faith-Based

People with strong religious principles and those who want faith to be a part of their recovery journeys may prefer to attend a facility that aligns with their beliefs. Faith-based programs rely on evidence-based methods to manage substance use disorder in combination with spiritual encouragement, guidance, and support.


Luxury facilities tend to be very expensive, offering opulent amenities that are more typical of a resort. They may have gourmet food on-site. You might have access to specialty services like yoga, spa treatments, fitness rooms, and swimming pools.


Executive drug rehab centers in Nebraska are structured to allow people to continue to work during care. This may be important for those who have family members to support and those who are high-level decision-makers in their companies. You may have more access to your phone and computer than you would have at a typical facility.

Dual Diagnosis
Many people who have substance use disorder also have co-occurring mental health conditions. Conditions like anxiety, depression, or PTSD due to past trauma can complicate addiction treatment, particularly if you started substance use to self-medicate your mental health symptoms.

Do I need Medication-Assisted Treatment?

There are several FDA-approved medications to help treat opioid and alcohol addiction. These medications require a prescription from a doctor or attendance at a licensed clinic. Many medication-assisted rehabs also offer counseling and other types of support.

Medication-assisted treatment should not be the only strategy for fighting addiction. Recovery is rarely complete unless you address the mental and emotional aspects of addiction as well. Counseling and peer support will help you understand the causes of your addiction and teach you how to make positive changes to your behavior.

Methadone is the best-known medication for the handling of opioid addiction. It’s an FDA-approved opioid that satisfies your body’s need for opioids without giving you a euphoric high.

Suboxone helps blunt the effects of withdrawal and reduces the craving for substances in the future. Suboxone is available at many methadone clinics, or you can ask your doctor how to get Suboxone treatment.

Naltrexone is an FDA-approved medication that treats both opioid addiction and alcohol addiction. Naltrexone blocks the euphoric effects of substances, so you no longer feel high when you consume them.

Antabuse (Disulfiram) is a medication that causes unpleasant side effects if you consume alcohol while taking it.

Acamprosate is a medication that you can take long-term to minimize the craving for alcohol.6 Without a desire to consume alcohol, you are much less likely to revert to addictive behaviors.

Should I Travel for Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Nebraska?

Nebraska is located in the middle of America – where the Midwest meets the Great Plains. It offers higher incomes, lower housing prices, a solid job market, and excellent quality of life, all of which make the Cornhusker State a great place to live.

Despite all the perks, Nebraska still has a low population density. That means residents and visitors alike can breathe easier and avoid the typical over-crowded feeling experienced in states with high population numbers.

If you are considering relocating to attend alcohol or drug rehab in Nebraska, there are several aspects to consider, such as:

  • You like Nebraska and want to spend time there
  • You want to attend a particular facility or detox center
  • Moving to the state will take you closer to friends or family
  • Your insurance company will pay for treatment in Nebraska


  1. 2020 SUDORS Summary. (n.d.). Drug Overdose Deaths in Nebraska.
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  3. America’s Health Rankings. (2021). Non-Medical Drug Use – Past Year In Nebraska.
  4. America’s Health Rankings. (2020). Excessive Drinking In Nebraska.
  5. Nebraska DHHS. (2022). Medicaid Behavioral Health Service Definitions.
  6. (2022). Inpatient hospital care.
  7. (2022). Mental health care (outpatient).
  8. NAMI. (2022). Acamprosate (Campral).
  9. Nebraska Judicial Branch. (2022). Nebraska Problem Solving Courts.
  10. Nebraska DHHS. (2022). Naloxone Distribution Program
  11. Nebraska Medical Association. (2017). Nebraska joins 37 other states with passage of Good Samaritan drug overdose immunity law.
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Sendra Yang, PharmD, MBA
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Sendra Yang received her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration degrees from Wingate University School of Pharmacy. She has experience in the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacy education, and clinical practice. She has also been a medical writer, editor, and reviewer for consumer health and medical content, including materials relating to addiction and rehabilitation.
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Kerry Nenn, BSW
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Kerry is a full-time freelance writer and author whose work has received awards both locally and nationally. Based in the Chicago area, she holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and psychology (BSW) from Evangel University. Kerry is a regular contributor to international newsletter publications, industry-leading consumer blogs, and Christian ministries.