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How much do drug rehab centers cost?

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For many people the only way that they’re able to get into drug and alcohol treatment is through insurance, and for many people the cost is so astronomical compared to their budget that it just doesn’t make sense – it’s a very difficult task to pay for treatment. Do we have people that don’t use insurance and pay cash at Buckeye Recovery Network? Absolutely! But I’ll tell you that’s the exception and not the rule.

Levels of Care

1. Detox

The front end of rehab which is the most acute is the Detox care. Oftentimes there’s medical interventions because it’s life and death. The cost of daily detox is much higher than the cost of outpatient drug and alcohol treatment four months later. The level of severity dictates the number of professionals needed for treatment, including doctors and medications.
You may want to call the rehab facility and see if the insurance you have covers treatment. Check your in-network versus out-of-network benefits.

2. Residential Care

Residential care, or Inpatient care is when a facility is providing you with a safe environment and a space where healing can occur. Because these facilities are fully staffed with licensed clinicians, licensed counselors, outside group facilitators, ancillary service providers, there is a cost to creating a space to allow for inpatient care. 

If you have an insurance provider who gives you access to inpatient care, that would be ideal. When you’re working with a doctor, or a therapist or a counselor, there’s always options for sliding scales. Does that mean you want to go with the lowest price you can get? Not necessarily – you will need to provide some type of verification of income and proof of financial struggle. 

The people who work at these rehabs and treatment centers are typically people who really want to help. They are really invested in the process and helping people through recovery is their passion. So if you can’t afford something, ask for help, have a conversation with someone.

3. Sober Living

Drug rehab centers are not the same as sober living. At sober living facilities there’s oftentimes a separate cost associated with it. The private insurance financing you receive does not go towards sober living. Can a sober living facility work with you if you’re struggling financially? If you’re not able to pay the full amount, you can ask for a sliding scale. The worst thing that can happen is that you might get a “No” but for the most part when somebody has the desire and the willingness to come to treatment, and if the full amount of money is something that they can’t afford, treatment centers still tend to work with those individuals. If anyone thinks rehab is too expensive, ask them to explore their insurance options, talk to facilities, talk about discounted prorated rates, and sliding scales. People in treatment centers want to help! If you’re looking for more information on a rehab center that will work with you, call and ask: 888-604-6446