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Cost Of Drug And Alcohol Rehabilitations

Paying For Rehabilitation


How much it will cost you to recover from alcohol addiction is largely determined by the level of substance abuse and other related issues. There are economical medical care alternatives for people of all incomes.

Different treatment centres will charge differently for treatment. Some treatments at rehab centres are free while other executive centres will cost thousands. Whatever you can afford, there will be rehab suitable to your addiction.

If you know what resources are available to help with rehab costs, rehab is available to everyone. You can also enlist the help of individuals who specialize in helping drug users to get money for treatment.


Financial help like insurance and financial choices are offered by rehabs.


Many people pay for the cost of drug treatment with the help of insurance. Depending on your insurance company and the policy you have with them will determine the amount of cover you have, along with what treatment options the medical centre provides.

These are the types of insurance which cover addiction treatment:

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • State-funded physical insurance
  • Private insurance
  • Military insurance

There are other ways of getting treated for addiction even if you don't have insurance. Looking for a no-cost or low-income rehabilitation centre can be one method to get help. You can also get a financing option from some rehab centres. A place that you pay is often better equipped than a free service offering facility and will not have long queues of waiting patients.

People without insurance can usually get financing options at most residential rehabilitation facilities.

You have to think of rehabilitation as an investment even if you're afraid to take on debt. Over time you will be able to pay off the debt. Becoming sober will open you up to many tools and skills that will get you back in work and give you a brighter future. When you stop buying drugs and alcohol, you save a lot of money.


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Treatment Costs For All Addictions

The cost of treatment will depend on the kinds of treatment offered at the treatment centre.

The kind of treatment used will vary depending on the addiction in question.

Facilities and care are the main things that will affect the cost of treatment.

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The following are estimates that have been put together from studies carried out and from treatment centres:

  • Detoxification
  • Outpatient detox treatment is in the range of £800 - £1200.
  • Detox is usually included in the inpatient treatment plan.
  • The total cost will depend on the type of drug addiction and the impatient program inclusion.
  • Elements with risky detoxification effects need more cautious monitoring, which could make the cost increase.
  • Residential Rehabilitation
  • For 30-days treatment, inpatients rehab centres charge approx. £4800.
  • £16,120 is an average cost for a 30 day program at a popular centre.
  • The cost of 60 to 90 day programs range from £9700 - £48,300 on average.
  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Outpatient treatment centres are often the choice for those looking for rehab from drugs that are considered mild to moderate.
  • The charge may be just £4,000 for 90 days.
  • Hazelden Betty Ford is the type of outpatient treatment program which cost £8000.
  • The frequency and duration of the visits will determine how much the treatment will cost.
  • Medicines
  • How much rehab will cost you in total depends on the type of treatment and medications given.
  • Some people do not require any medicines when recovering from addiction.
  • People addicted to alcohol and depressants usually require treatment with medicines.
  • If medication is required it can cost thousands of pounds a year.
  • With duration of a year, Methadone treatment for Heroin addicts costs about £4000.

The Price Of Addiction

In the future, rehabilitation isn't practically as high-priced as opiate and alcohol dependence. Drug use can have a negative effect on your earnings since a person using drugs is more likely not to go to work compared to a person who is clean.

When you total costs drugs, lawyers, health problems and loss of income a life of addiction becomes very costly indeed.

Recovered addicts have been heard to confess spending tens of thousands of pounds to support their habit.


An alcoholic who consumes 12 bottles or cans of cheap beer a day for a year could spend in the region of £8500 a year. Should the user get into trouble with the law, this cost does not cater for the ensuing required payments. It is very difficult to guess the cost of illicit drug addiction, however it can be more expensive.

The financial problems caused by dependency is only the beginning of troubles. Private expenses on relationships and a significant life aren't included.


Factors Of The Cost Of Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment costs will vary depending on several factors. The most obvious are:

  • The Centre Type
  • The difference in costs for inpatient and outpatient treatment is enormous.
  • Housing, monitoring and other services that are offered at an inpatient rehab centre make it expensive.
  • The program and location length create high impact on cost of programs.
  • Areas where cost of living is higher, the treatment centre is more expensive.
  • Treatments Provided
  • It is not needed for all rehab programs for the user to go through detoxification first.
  • Less monitoring is needed for people in rehab coming off Cocaine as they do not experience dangerous withdrawal symptoms.
  • However, there are serious dangers when withdrawing from alcohol and Heroin and medication is usually necessary.
  • More treatment will require more money.
  • Counselling and other professional treatments will bring the cost up.
  • Facilities and Services
  • There are no free services from rehab centres.
  • Gourmet meals, individual rooms, swimming pools, massages and facilities for extracurricular activities are some of the amenities you can find in rehab facilities.
  • What makes the luxury centres where the rich and famous go for treatment are expensive because of the high-end maintenance amenities provided.
  • Luxury medical care centres can cost a lot of dollars per month.
  • Whilst majority of rehabilitations aren't this high-priced, additional amenities mean that you will have to pay more.

State Funded And Non Profit Rehabilitation Centres

The non-profit organizations are mostly for the requirements of low-income people. The free and reasonably cost is low-income rehab. The availability of these programs ensures that anyone can access treatment regardless of their financial situation.

Free rehab is available from the Salvation Army. People with low incomes can also take advantage of state-funded treatment centres.


How To Get Rehab

Once you've made the choice to get assistance for your issue, the following stage is looking for a rehabilitation that is ideal for you. Don't let the price prevent you from doing it. If you need to find a treatment centre that offers affordable financing options or accepts insurance, we can help you to find one.