Even though drug rehab is one of the best ways to overcome an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it can also be very expensive depending on where you go. A really well-known and high-profile rehab center can cost you as much as $20,000 for a 30-day program. Many of these centers are almost like resorts which, while they certainly offer a comfortable stay while you detox and receive treatment, are not always necessary for the average person who simply wants to get sober again.
If you’re only interested in an outpatient detox program, you can still expect to spend around $1,000 or $1,5000. Many rehab centers include this kind of detox as part of their program, which makes sense since it is all but essential for overcoming a physical addiction. Detoxing is only part of overcoming an addiction, however; substance abuse almost always has underlying causes that have little to do with how addictive a certain substance may be.
As a rule, outpatient rehab centers are much less expensive than inpatient centers, with prices ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 depending on where you go. Obviously, the more elaborate and well-known clinics will be more expensive.
Covering the Costs of Rehab
Generally speaking, a $5,000 outpatient program would be what would be called “affordable” when it comes to drug rehab, but even that might be beyond the means of many patients. That is why there are options available for paying the total bill. Many health insurance plans cover the cost of drug rehab, although this isn’t the case for all insurance companies. Speak to your insurance provider for more information about your specific plan.
If you don’t have health insurance or your insurance won’t pay for your rehab, there may be other options available. Some centers provide free or reduced-cost treatment options, while those that do not may offer financing plans so that you can pay down your final bill in installments.
The important thing to remember is that there is almost always a way you can pay for a drug rehab program. It may be expensive in the long run, and you might not be able to stay at the luxury “resorts” that many people imagine, but your end goal is to get sober and reclaim your life.
If you or a loved one is living with a substance abuse problem, don’t hesitate to contact the Seacrest Recovery Center at 833-846-5669 even if you are concerned with covering the costs. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have that will help you find the help you need.