Drug Treatment Costs and Assistance

Drug Treatment Costs and AssistanceDrug addiction programs can be very costly and the associated expenses often deter individuals from seeking treatment. It is not uncommon for addicts to forgo their financial responsibilities, such as paying bills or budgeting for food, at the expense of their drug habit; a hallmark of addiction is often obsessive behavior geared at acquiring and using as much of the substance as possible. For many families, spending money on treatment is unrealistic for them because of the debt they have been put in as a result of their loved one’s addiction. However, financial issues should never been a reason to disregard treatment as a possibility. While it is important to recognize your financial limitations, there are ways to make rehabilitation more affordable. Facilities, employers and insurance companies will often work with families to help eliminate any financial stress and frustration that paying for drug rehab is causing.

Check with Insurance About Drug Treatment Cost Reimbursement

These days, many more insurance companies are including drug rehab as part of their treatment coverage. Many companies will cover a portion (if not all) of the treatment. The majority of programs that are fully covered are outpatient programs, but patients who require residential drug treatment are often able to receive some assistance.  Speak with a representative from your insurance company to clarify what types of programs are covered and what options are financially feasible for your family.

Employers Help Offset Drug Treatment Costs

Years ago, those struggling with addiction worked hard to conceal this from their employer for fear of being penalized, demoted or even terminated as a result. Recently, the stigma associated with addiction in the workplace has disappeared to a degree. Some companies have recently started to recognize addiction as a legitimate medical condition and even attempt to offset the costs associated with drug rehab. Explore these options with your human resources department or your superior to decide if this may be an option for you.

Payment Options for Drug Treatment

A number of treatment centers have started to offer financing options for those looking to enter rehab. As aforementioned, financial difficulties should not be a reason a person has to refuse treatment and many facilities support this notion. Many centers have payment plans that are structured to make treatment affordable for anyone who desires it.

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, please call our toll-free number. Our trained counselors can discuss treatment options with you, as well as go over your financing options for those programs. Counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have.