So, you’ve decided you think you might have a drug or alcohol problem and you heard treatment may be a good idea. However, you researched some price estimates for a quality treatment center and thought, “that’s an awful lot of money”.
The prices for treatment centers vary according to length of stay, type of treatment, and especially the quality of care. Most outpatient programs range from $3,000 to around $5,000. Inpatient programs can cost as much as $12,000 for a 90-day stay. Detox fees can be extra, but many facilities include this as part of their program.
Sure, that’s a lot of money, but often insurance will pay for some or all of the costs. Even if you don’t qualify for insurance, there are ways to pay for drug and alcohol treatment. But, why would you spend that kind of money? Here are few cost comparisons to show you why drug rehab facilities may seem expensive, but they really aren’t.
Cost of Addiction vs. the Cost of Treatment
This is the one factor that most addicts will fail to acknowledge. To someone embroiled in addiction, or even the family and friends of an addict, sometimes to cost of treatment can seem overwhelming. Let’s just throw out some comparative numbers to show why it really isn’t.
Cost of Drugs vs. Treatment
Let’s just say you’re one of the lucky addicts who make it through their life without any legal or health consequences. Just a decade of casual drug use can equate to nearly triple what it will cost to complete a quality treatment program. Now, that’s if you survive your addiction long enough to apply these numbers.
Legal Costs vs. Treatment
Next, let’s say for the sake of argument that you still don’t experience many health related issues as a result of your usage. However, what kind of costs will an addict face if they’re busted and face legal consequences as a result of an addiction?
Even removing the priceless consequence of time spent behind bars, many drug charges can carry fines more than double the cost of a treatment center. If you really want to understand why the price of treatment is well worth the fee, inquire how much it will cost to hire a lawyer to defend you on a drug related charge.
Medical Costs vs. Treatment
The true reality of drug addiction is that it will in time, often sooner than later, generate severe health problems. Check out the financial outlay one trip to an emergency room will earn you from one night of too much partying.
There aren’t really any fixed numbers that can be applied to the enormous health problems that a life of addiction will generate as you age. Certain drugs earn their users a healthy dental bill.
Other drugs of choice can create serious heart and lung problems, sometimes at a very early age. While there aren’t any concrete numbers that can be applied to future health costs related to addiction, you can trust they will be ten-fold the price of treatment.
The Ultimate Price vs. Treatment
The ultimate price tag of addiction has been saved for last. What type of price tag can you place on your life? Ultimately that may be the price you pay for a serious drug problem. There is no treatment facility in the world that has a cost higher than the value of your life.
This should be enough evidence to prove to any addict that the cost of treatment is going to turn out to be far less than the potential price of addiction. If you think you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, call one of our professional staff. Counselors are available 24 hours a day at 833-846-5669. They will help you appreciate why the cost of a treatment center really isn’t expensive at all.