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.