A Look at Rehab Costs
When facing an addiction, many individuals ask, “how much does drug and alcohol treatment cost?” Research in this area shows that rehab costs vary depending on location, in-patient or outpatient treatment, length of treatment, and type of treatment.
For instance, rehabs.com reports that, “Addiction rehabilitation programs can range in price dramatically. The cost is dependent on a variety of things, such as whether the rehab is an inpatient or outpatient facility, if the program provides certain amenities, and what the program provides as far as detoxification and rehabilitation services. Some low-cost rehab options may charge as little as $7,500 per month, whereas high-end luxury programs can cost as much as $120,000 per month. A good amount of evidence-based, high-quality options exist in the $18,000 to $35,000 per month range.”
Hazelden concurs with rehab.com reporting that “the typical cost for outpatient addiction treatment is $10,000 and residential alcohol and drug rehab (costs) range from $20,000 to $32,000 depending on the level of services needed. Additional services such as counseling for other issues, prescriptions, etc. are charged separately when needed.”
As mentioned above, the location of a rehab facility is a factor in rehab costs. Facilities located in desirable areas, such as beachfront or scenic mountain locations, will generally be more expensive. Also, it’s important to consider if the individual will need to pay for travelling expenses to the rehab facility.
Also, the type of program the individual is entering must be considered. Inpatient programs will cost more than outpatient programs because they require patients to live at the facility and have medical care available during all hours of operation. Whereas with outpatient care, individuals generally return to their own homes or residences daily –sometimes they only visit the rehab facility weekly. Also, an individual interested in rehab costs should ask the rehab facility what amenities are included, since some programs charge extra for certain activities.
The length of a rehab program also affects its overall cost. For instance, as rehab.com repots, “A short program could last for two weeks to 30 days, so it would cost less than a program that lasts 90-days or even six months. The cost of a program is determined primarily by the length of stay, so it’s important to take this into consideration. During (an individual’s) intake session, a counselor will (often) discuss the amount of time they recommend you stay in the program for the best shot at recovery.”
However, it is important to note that many insurance plans offer partial coverage for rehab programs. Federal funding is often provided as well to individuals to qualify or who have been imprisoned for drug related crimes. Also, many drug rehab centers offer payment plans and/or financing so that once individuals successfully navigate recovery, they will be more able to maintain a steady income and pay off their drug rehab costs.