If you believe that it is time to take care of your addiction, you may have a lot of questions to consider. One of these, of course, is the cost of addiction treatment. There is no doubt that checking into rehab can cost you money, especially if you do not have insurance to cover the numbers. There are various forms of rehab to consider, and all of them have different costs. For example, inpatient rehab will cost more than outpatient because you are being taken care of day and night. A partial hospitalization program may be more feasible for your situation, but you are wondering if you can afford more and if it is worth it in the long run.
Is the cost of addiction treatment worth the results? We can honestly say that yes, yes it is. Read on to find out why we think so.
Compare the cost to your addiction
No matter what substances you are using, there is a good chance that you are spending a good deal of money to maintain your addiction. For some addicts, money is no object, especially if you are still going to work every single day and enjoy a lucrative salary. But for others, addiction causes them to hit rock bottom with their finances. If you are in the latter group, you may be struggling to pay your bills and buy groceries because you are choosing drugs and alcohol over everything. You may have even sold all of your personal belongings and are now considering illegal measures just to feed your addiction. The cost of treatment may be a concern, but think about how much money you will save when you are clean and sober.
Compare the cost to your relationships
It’s very likely that you have either strained relationships with your family and friends or broken them completely. Being an addict typically means sneaking around your loved ones, breaking their trust, and even stealing from them from time to time. You may have alienated your friends and coworkers. You might have lost one or more jobs because of your drug and alcohol use. Yes, treatment will cost you some cash. But it will be worth it when you are able to mend the relationships you have broken due to your consistent drug or alcohol abuse.
Compare the cost to your overall health
Your health has likely deteriorated over the past couple of years. Even a few months of meth use can cause severe dental problems, and alcohol can lead to liver problems over time. If you have an addiction you may end up dealing with cancer, lung or heart disease, or a stroke. Inhalants can destroy your nerve cells while opioids can cause you to overdose. How much will you end up spending due to health concerns caused by drug use? No matter how little or how much you do, you are putting your very health at risk by staying out of treatment. Rehab might put a dent in your wallet, but it’s better to get clean now than to deal with years of health concerns later.
Getting help for your drug addiction
We know that it isn’t always easy to get the financial assistance you need to stay in a rehab. Consider the following if you are ready to check in:
Insurance- If you have health insurance, the company may or may not cover some or all of your rehab stay. It is worth it to look into what they cover before deciding on a rehab facility. Some will cover outpatient rehab stays or partial hospitalization programs.
State programs- If you need help paying for rehab, check into local and state programs in your area. Many churches and private organizations offer small grants that can be applied toward the cost of rehab. Government agencies often provide grants and loans that, if you qualify, can be used to pay for rehab.
Sliding scale payments- Some rehab facilities offer private financing programs that are based on your income. The rehab will look at your monthly income and determine what you can pay.
Loans- Talk to your local bank or credit union about taking out a loan for your rehab stay. You may also be able to get a loan from a family member or friend to help you get into rehab.
Your health and well-being is important. The cost of rehab is nothing compared to the cost of your life, right? Give us a ring today at 772-266-5320 for more details.