Drug rehab can be very expensive. Some drug rehab facilities charge upwards of one thousand dollars a day, which can really add up over a 28 day stay. The paradox of the situation is that the people who most need to get treatment for drug addiction are often the ones who have neither health insurance or the ability to pay for drug or alcohol rehab out of pocket.
However getting free drug rehab services is entirely possible if the person is willing to be creative and/or look around at their options. This article will detail how to go about getting drug rehab treatment if you have no insurance and no money.
Getting free drug rehab services
The fact of the matter is that there are very few private, non-profit drug rehabs. The vast majority of drug and alcohol rehab centers are in the business of making money. Therefore, if you do not have insurance or money but want to get treatment for drug addiction, you may be thinking that such rehabs will not be suitable options for you. But, I am here to tell you, it is a mistake to write off drug rehab centers just because they are for profit.
You may be surprised to learn that the vast majority of drug treatment centers are started and managed by individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction themselves. Therefore, these people understand that in the midst of a drug relapse a person often will not have the money necessary to get the help that they need. However, having been in these shoes before, many rehab administrators are willing to work with people who do not have the ability to pay.
In fact most rehabs have, at any point, a number of people attending the drug rehab that are there on scholarship, meaning that they are essentially getting treatment free of charge. The rehab does this to help addicts and alcoholics in need as well as to get a tax write off for themselves. And you would be shocked how often such arrangements take place.
You will not see free rehab offers being advertised however. So if you want to find out if a rehab is going to be willing to work with you, you are going to have to hit the pavement and start investigating. All rehabs have intake offices where you can speak to a representative of the rehab center. Ask them if they ever offer scholarships for people who can not pay for drug rehab out of pocket. You will be surprised at what you discover.