Do I Have Drug Treatment Options Even If I Have a Low Income?

Do I Have Drug Treatment Options Even If I Have a Low Income?

Having a low income doesn’t exclude you from drug treatment options

People from all walks of life require drug treatment; the nature of drug abuse is that it has the potential to impact anyone at any time. Unfortunately, many of those who struggle with drug abuse frequently find themselves with little to no income, especially if they have put the majority of their finances toward supporting their habit. Despite this challenge, it is important to know that there are addiction treatment options out there for individuals who have a low income.

Many people do not know that there are treatment programs out there that are completely free. While there are not many—SAMHSA reported in 2008 that only 4 percent of facilities were free—they are out there. One of the best ways to locate one of these completely free facilities is to visit to find a location nearest to you or your loved one. Most of these facilities work off donations, which helps them continue to provide free treatment services.

While there are facilities out there that are top-notch and incredibly pricey, there are also hundreds of facilities that offer much more reasonable pricing options. Depending on your or your loved one’s treatment needs, these prices can vary, but there are treatment facilities that can work with a low-income individual.

In addition, it is important to know that most treatment facilities are going to be able to work with you or your loved one to develop a payment plan. In most cases, the admissions office will talk with you or your loved one about what you budget is, as well as what your income is, to better determine just how much you might be able to take on monthly, as well as over a longer period of time.

Lastly, those who have an incredibly low income (or no income at all) might have state assistance such as Medicaid that can help cover costs that an insurance company would have otherwise. There are dozens of state-run treatment facilities that accept state aid and help people get sober despite monetary struggles.

The most important thing you can do when looking for a treatment facility for either yourself or your loved one is to be open and honest about what you can and cannot afford. By doing this, you can weed out facilities that are not in your price range, as well as get the treatment you need without breaking the bank.

No matter what your income is, know that sobriety is priceless. Call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline right now to get the information you need to get you or your loved one the treatment needed to get sober today.