How do I pay for treatment?
At one period of time, you didn’t have to pay anything out-of-pocket for addiction rehab. Alcohol abuse and addiction were recognized as diseases by the AMA, APA and various governmental agencies and, as such, this placed the burden of financial responsibility in the hands of the insurance providers as well as the healthcare system.
However, because of a saturation of ineffective, short-term, high-cost, billable treatment programs during the 1980’s with poor long-term abstinence results, insurance companies have become reluctant to pay for treatment expenses beyond 10 days of inpatient or outpatient programs. As a result, the burden of financial responsibility has been placed back in the hands of addicts, alcoholics and/or their family members. When looking for treatment, we can generally describe the various price ranges of treatment and what you can expect from each.
Call the Rehab Hotline at the number below to see what treatments are right for you. We can walk you through the cost of treatment as well. Give the rehab hotline a call for more information and get started on a customized treatment that will get you on the way to a successful recovery.
|Free to Low Cost ($0-$5000/month)Non-profit Social Model||Generally acquires a majority of funding through grants.
Majority of staff members are former clients who have stayed on to
work. “Addicts helping addicts”
|Benefits in former addicts helping other addicts; peer group
helps with responsibility; lower costs associated.
or non-credentialed staff members. Amenities generally non-existent.
|Mid Range ($5000-$15,000/month)||Although there may be some insurance coverage, generally these are private pay.||Higher degree of credentialed or professional staff members; better facilities; higher demographic of clients; may
have medical professionals on staff; often offers aftercare programs.
|Cost may be prohibitive for some.|
|High End ($15,000-$80,000/month)||are private pay, non-insurance based facilities.||Massage, Yoga, Equine Therapy, etc); very highly trained and
credentialed staff members (Ph.D, PsyD, MD, etc); almost always medical
supervision as well. Variety of latest recovery based models.
|“Rewarding” an addict with a resort-like setting.|