IS SUBSTANCE ADDICTION TREATMENT AFFORDABLE?
- May 18, 2018
According to the National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), only about 10% of people who are in need of substance addiction treatment are actually treated for their disease. One reason for this dismally low rate is the barrier imposed by the considerable expense of many comprehensive treatment programs.
The strong correlation between poverty and addiction means that many people in need of treatment are likely to be starting from a place of financial disadvantage. For the financially distressed, a costly rehabilitation program may seem like a luxury they simply cannot afford.
This perspective, however, fails to consider the high costs of maintaining an addiction over the long term, such as the cost of regularly procuring the substance and the legal and medical expenses that may be incurred as a result of its compulsive use. Viewed in comparison to these costs, even the expense of the most luxurious treatment options may look far more reasonable.
The affordability of a substance addiction treatment program can vary considerably based upon the specific program chosen. But while outpatient programs may offer affordability advantages over residential treatment programs, the needs of the individual, not the cost of the program, should be the main consideration in the selection of an addiction treatment regime.
The Asana Recovery Center offers a comprehensive substance addiction treatment program designed to help those at any stage of addiction. Call us at (949) 438-4504 and find out whether our drug and alcohol addiction treatment program may be suitable for your needs.