How Much Does Drug Rehab Cost?
It is completely natural to consider cost when you are looking into drug addiction treatment programs. In some instances, the price of a treatment program can prove to be a barrier to receiving the care that you need. In others, comparing prices helps you to make a decision about which you feel more confident. Ultimately, it’s important to remember that the cost of not getting the help that you need for a drug addiction always ends up costing more than treatment would. Further, there are a range of options at varying price points that should enable you to find an appropriate rehab facility.
Inpatient drug addiction treatment programs require patients to live on the premises and remain there for the entire duration of their treatment. As such, this type of rehab typically costs more than others because room and board are included in the overall price.
A basic inpatient program will include:
- Initial intake evaluation
- 24/7 supervision
- A shared room
- Daily chores
- 3 meal per day
- Laundry services
- Daily education sessions and group counseling
- Regular support group meetings
The higher the price, the more services and amenities are added to the basics. For instance, a more expensive residential rehab will include treatment for co-occurring conditions, treatment planning, aftercare, individual counseling and therapy, outside recreation, and access to exercise equipment. Both the lower-cost and the higher one are perfectly serviceable. However, you may feel that added expense is a worthwhile investment if you are committed to certain services.
Luxury Inpatient Rehab
If you are willing to pay quite a bit because both services and comforts are important to you, the most expensive rehab price tag is stuck firmly on luxury drug addiction treatment. These premium programs come in at a high price and they often do not accept insurance, which makes costs entirely out of pocket. You are paying for:
- Round-the-clock access to medical staff
- Private room
- No chores
- Maid service and laundry done for you
- Holistic interventions
- Individual therapy with a high-level clinician
- Weekend and outside activities
- A variety of therapies, including water, equine, art, and music therapy
- Lifestyle counseling
And all of these services are provided in a resort-like environment set against a beautiful background, like the ocean or a mountain range. To find out more about luxury rehab, call 888-805-3559.
Patients who choose outpatient rehab do not live at the facility. They live wherever they choose to and attend activities at scheduled times. Outside of these times, they are not obligated to be at the facility. This allows people to fulfill family obligations and to continue working while receiving treatment. Obviously, the price of these programs does not include room and board, nor are you paying for round-the-clock supervision, though you will receive focused attention.
The most basic form of outpatient treatment involves therapy and counseling. These programs are generally used in conjunction with another program because they provide such a narrow range of services. Participants work on examining the things that contribute to their substance use and focusing on repairing relationships. Patients learn relapse prevention skills and develop coping. They may acquire these skills through group, individual and/or family therapy. Often, patients are encouraged to also attend support group meetings.
Some people have addictions that cannot sufficiently be addressed without medical intervention, so there outpatient programs that are considered partial hospitalization. They ask participants to meet in a medical setting for four to six hours a day, three to five days a week. These programs typically include a lot of therapy and counseling and may include medication management.
There are also outpatient programs that are even more intensive. These include all of the therapy and counseling of a basic outpatient rehab program as well as other services, like sobriety monitoring and 24-hour crisis coverage. Families are involved in intensive outpatient treatment, and there is usually vocational training. These programs will work with patient’s existing schedules to help them attend all required sessions.
Yes, luxury rehab is typically the most expensive option, but any element of luxury added onto an existing program will increase the price. The more you seek out comfort-focused services and amenities, the higher the price. So, be careful of restricting yourself to rehabs that offer private rooms or specialty meal programs. Any additional amenities or services will typically need to be paid for.
Smaller Programs Are Pricier
The smaller a rehab program is, the fewer patients are allowed in. This means that each patient gets considerably more attention from staff members because the patient to staff ratio remains so low. This allows patients to have more personalized, one-on-one care and to make stronger -patient-therapist bonds. Because of these benefits, programs with a low number of patients cost more.
The Longer You Stay, the More You Pay
It is great to extend your treatment period because stays of more than 90 days are significantly linked to lower rates of relapse. The longer you stay, the more time you have to practice the recovery behaviors that you learn about and the more focus you can dedicate to changing negative behaviors. You will, however, have to pay for the additional days of service, so be aware.
Continuing an Addiction Has the Highest Cost of All
If you continue using drugs, you are racking up expenses left and right. First of all, there are the health issues that you will need to pay to have treated. It might be as minor as a sleep disorder, but it could be as serious as major heart surgery or hospitalization after an overdose. And, you aren’t limited to one, there can be multiple health problems you will pay to fix.
Then, there’s the productivity loss at your workplace. You may function for a period of time, but drug use will compromise your focus and undermine your ability to work with others and meet deadlines. It could cost you promotions or even your job. You will rack up lost wages, as well.
If you get into legal trouble, which is more common among drug addicts, you will pay court costs and fines. If your marriage fails, you will be footing the bill for a divorce and to set yourself up in a new living situation. And, you still have to pay for the drugs.
There Is a Program for Your Budget
There are a lot of factors that go into the cost of care, but there are also a lot of high-quality professional rehabs at a range of prices. Some are free and others run up to 25,000 dollars for a 30-day rehab stay.
The key is finding the one that meets your needs and your budget. For help, call 888-805-3559 and speak to someone who knows all about rehab facilities and financing options.