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30 Oct 2017

How to pay for drug and alcohol rehab

Drug and alcohol rehab can be difficult to juggle financially, especially since it often takes us away from our work. Some people are able to pay for treatment out-of-pocket, but that is not the case for the majority of people. It is a strain in an already challenging time, but if rehabilitation facilities prove anything it is that you are not alone in your journey. There are resources available to people who would otherwise not be able to afford to get help.

People with health insurance may have plans that include inpatient or outpatient addiction rehabilitation care. This is most common with private insurance PPO plans, but every provider is different. Public insurance like Medicaid, Medicare, and SSI also offers coverage for rehab costs. The programs and funding that the government provide may fund all or just part of the cost of treatment.

Some rehab facilities also receive government funding for dedicating room and care for recovering addicts that have insufficient coverage from other sources. This keeps costs low overall and makes care more accessible.

The most important step in your journey to recovery is getting it started, which means it’s crucial that you reach out to treatment facilities and research programs. Rehab counselors and other staff will point you in the right direction and make resources available to you so you can start treatment as soon as possible.


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