Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers – How Can You Pay for Your Stay?

By | July 27, 2017

No one really wants to go to drug and alcohol rehab centers, and because of that, they will find a variety of reasons for not going. They might not be able to take all of that time off of work, they don’t think that treatment will work for them, or they don’t even think that they have a problem. But, one excuse that many people use is that they cannot afford to go to drug and alcohol rehab centers, to get treatment.

It is certainly true that the cost of a stay at any drug and rehab center is not cheap. A short stay can easily run into the tens of thousands of dollars, but when you compare that to the cost of a drug or alcohol habit, it really is just small change. There is no price that you can put on good health and a better future. Even so, this does not take away the fact that the average person can afford to pay for a much-needed stay ay drug and alcohol rehab centers. To complicate things, when you are in rehab, you won’t be able to work so you are unable to earn any money. Most likely, someone on the outside will need to take care of your finances and other issues while you stay at a rehab center to get the help you need oh so badly.

There are, luckily, many ways that you can pay for your stay in treatment without putting yourself in financial jeopardy. First of all, many drug and alcohol rehab centers offer scholarships or grants that will significantly reduce the cost of treatment. Many times this type of funding is not based on your financial need, but rather on your need to get into treatment, so anyone should be able to qualify.

There are also financial companies that specialize in funding this type of treatment, and a good rehab center will be able to arrange for you to get a loan to cover the cost of treatment. Yes, you might have to pay off the loan over a period of time, but it is still cheaper than being an active addict.

In a nutshell, no matter what your financial situation is, you should take action. Call up the drug and alcohol rehab centers nearest you and ask about their payment schemes. Generally, here’s how most people pay for their treatment:

1. Private insurance

2. Medicaid (Medicare is possible, too!)

3. Cash

4. Special arrangement with the center over the terms of repayment

5. Some form of state funding or private organization program which you may be qualified for

Of course, you will never know whether or not options 4 and 5 are possible for you if you do not ask. This is why I encourage you to call up the center you’re thinking of getting help from and ask about your payment options. Depending on what the situation is with your health insurance and where you live, they may have you call up a funding agency or some other group to help out with the costs.