THE COST OF REHAB
- August 13, 2018
The decision to attend a recovery and rehabilitation center for drug or alcohol addiction can be very difficult to make. Often, there are many issues that keep you from either making the decision or being able to go even if you decided to go. One of those reasons could be the cost of rehab.
There are many things that affect how much a rehab center will cost: The length of the time in rehab, the type of rehab and services offered, which state the rehab center is in. Each of these issues can dictate how much money needs to be paid and/or how much insurance will cover. Another factor that dictates the cost is whether the treatment is inpatient or outpatient. Obviously, inpatient will normally be more expensive due to it provides room and board and food. With outpatient treatment facilities and programs, the patient does not live at the facility and can go home once the day is over.
The average cost of your typical inpatient rehab facility will be between $15,000 and $27,000. The wide discrepancy between these two numbers reflect the varying types of treatment and the varying level of quality of the facilities themselves. Some rehabilitation facilities have the level of quality accommodations and food as you would see in a five star resort.
Another issue that affects the cost of rehab is whether you are private pay or whether there is health insurance involved. Sometimes people who are private pay will pay less than what the rehab facility charges health insurance. Also, your specific health insurance policy may have certain restrictions on what it will pay for. Many times, health insurance companies will restrict the number of days a patient can attend a facility. Also, health insurance companies may restrict what state you can attend a rehab facility. There may be certain laws in one state that are more beneficial for health insurance companies. Therefore, they will direct their insureds to look at rehab facilities in those particular states.
The cost of the rehab should not mean that you should give up on the idea of recovery. If you are suffering from an addiction, then your recovery is a matter of life or death. And your life is worth a lot. Although many people who are going through an addiction often have financial problems as well, there are ways to work on paying for your treatment.
- First talk to your insurance company, if you have one, to see what types of benefits and the amount of those benefits is available to you.
- Think about breaking into a savings account if you have one. If you are in recovery, this long term investment in your health will pay off greatly over time.
- Talk to the rehab facility to see if there is a sliding scale for self=pay patients.
- Research government programs that provide vouchers for treatment.
At Asana Recovery, we understand that the cost of rehab can be a major stress factor in deciding to enter rehab. We can help you with financial issues and answer all of your questions in a guilt-free and nonjudgmental way.
The supervised detoxification and residential treatment programs at Asana Recovery are offered in a supportive, relaxing, and inspiring environment. We’re deeply committed to ensuring your long-term recovery and guiding you on your path to a healthier and happier future. There is no better time than now, and we’re always available to speak with you. Call us at (949) 438-4504 to learn more about our comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program today.