Many individuals who are suffering from alcohol abuse do not seek treatment due to the high costs associated with entering a facility. Some insurance programs may be able to help with the costs of treatment for alcohol abuse, but there are also other options available for individuals who are low-income or in need of financial assistance.
Low-cost and Free Treatment Programs
There are several free or low-cost treatment and support programs for individuals who are seeking treatment for alcohol dependence. These programs include:
- The Salvation Army – the Salvation Army provides rehabilitation programs for adults in need and has done so for over 100 years. Their rehabilitation centers give housing and therapy (e.g., group and individual), as well as aid individuals in locating and obtaining steady employment. The program the Salvation Army provides is completely free and is funded through donations from the public.
- Community Programs – local programs are plentiful in most major urban areas. Most of these programs offer free or low-cost treatment to individuals with alcohol use disorders. Local community mental health centers typically offer free or reduced priced therapy sessions as well as free support group meetings.
- Peer Support Groups – there are many free or low-cost peer support groups that work with members to aid them in their journey to sobriety from alcoholism. These groups include, but are not limited to LifeRing Secular Recovery, Self-management and Recovery Training, Women for Sobriety, and Secular Organizations for Sobriety.
- Alcoholics Anonymous – this program offers a structured path to sobriety and allows for networking with other peers who are suffering from alcoholism as well. The AA program is free and is run by donations. Typically, members donate up to $1 per meeting. The meetings are extremely accessible and occur at many times throughout the day.
Other Options to Find Affordable Care for Alcohol Treatment
There are several other options to find affordable care for alcohol abuse and treatment. These options include:
- Inquire with your insurance provider to see what your particular plan will cover when it comes to substance abuse treatment. Treatment facilities will also help guide you through this process if you need further assistance.
- Contact facilities within your local area and ask about their financing options. Treatment facilities will often provide reduced costs or payment plans.
If you or a loved one are seeking treatment for alcoholism, please contact us at 800-411-8019. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day, and look forward to speaking with you and answering any of your questions regarding your specific needs or concerns.