It’s hard enough to face the fact that you need drug rehab. The last thing you need is the stress dealing with how you’ll pay for it.
Fact is, drug rehab is not cheap. Each month in drug rehab can cost you tens of thousands of dollars. Not many people have that kind of money saved up. Nor can everyone qualify for government aid. And too many others have no health insurance. Not only that: what one person considers affordable may not be so easy to deal with for another person.
So, thinking and shopping carefully is of the utmost importance. That said, it would be a good idea to look at the whole range of affordable drug rehab choices before you make an informed decision. In other words, don’t pick the first option presented to you. There may be more affordable choices if you spend some time looking.
General Non-Profit Rehabs
One of your best options for affordable drug rehab is to look at non-profit facilities. Their fees will often be lower than the corresponding for-profit drug rehab facilities. The reason for this is that the non-profits are subsidized by public money (like the Federal or state government) or by non-governmental organizations (NGO).
There are dozens — if not hundreds — of non-profit drug rehab facilities that were founded expressly to help lower income and uninsured individuals. These non-profits can give you significant therapy benefits in very clean and well-organized environments. Most of them will not be free of charge. However, these affordable drug rehab facilities will (almost) never turn away a patient who is truly in need of treatment — whether or not they can pay full price.
What are your other options?
In addition to the not-for-profit facilities, there are the for-profit facilities that have beds reserved for patients needing subsidized care. This is not the same thing as free treatment. However, the fees are based on a sliding scale according to your income, size of family and overall ability to pay. If you can get affordable drug rehab at a private facility such as this, you can expect excellent care.
Some NGOs such as the Salvation Army don’t provide the celebrity-type surroundings but can still offer effective treatment and, most importantly, a safe haven. The amenities can be quite limited, but for someone with nowhere else to go, these facilities can provide the prospect of recovery. The programs are typically long-term and free to the participant willing to engage in a faith-based program.
Sober Living Housing
Another option for affordable drug rehab is the so-called sober living option. Not as intensive as true drug rehab, these facilities provide an inexpensive but supportive environment in which the participant can recover. Most of these facilities will have a work-requirement as well as the expectation that the participant attend AA meetings, or the equivalent, while living in sober housing.
Unfortunately, you’ll have to do some research and expend some effort to find the complete range of affordable drug rehab options open to you in your area. However, the good news is that they are out there for you — and your loved ones.
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