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Price Of Drug And Alcohol Rehab

The Cost Of Rehabilitation Explained


Where alcohol and drug addiction is concerned, the cost of treatment will vary depending on the individual user. Regardless of how much money you earn, there is always a form of treatment that you can afford.

Different treatment centres will charge differently for treatment. The treatment program charge thousands of pounds for a day and some are for free. Treatment offers to suit your budget are also available.

Rehabilitation is available to everyone if they are aware of what resources can assist them pay for medical care. You can also enlist the help of individuals who specialize in helping drug users to get money for treatment.


Most rehab centres offer financial assistance options and accept medical insurance.


Insurance is one of the most popular forms of payment for the treatment of addiction. The quantity that an insurance covers is relied on the insurer and what the health provider accepts.

The categories of insurance that might cover addiction therapy are:

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • State-financed health insurance
  • Individual insurance
  • Military insurance

For those people who have no insurance, they have some ways to get the treatment help. One way is to seek help from a treatment place that offers free treatment. Or a centre that offers rehab payment plans based on your ability to pay. Most free rehab centres have waiting lists and limited funding, therefore a finance option may be a better option.

People without insurance can usually get financing options at most residential rehabilitation facilities.

Think of this as an investment rather than as a debt, you are investing in your future free of addiction. The price of your health is worth it. You can get your life and career back by investing in successful treatment. Saving money is something else to focus on, as being sober will allow you to save the money you would have been using for drugs or alcohol.


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Treatment Costs For All Addictions

The cost of soberness is affected by the type of treatment program.

Different kinds of addictions also call for various types of treatment.

Facilities and care are the main things that will affect the cost of treatment.

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From observation and rehab centres' data following calculations are collected:

  • Detoxification
  • £800 - £1200 are the ranges of outpatient detox.
  • Detoxification is usually part of the total amount charged in inpatient treatment centres.
  • Whether you are being treated as an inpatient and the kind of medication you require will also determine the cost of your detox.
  • If your addiction is to a substance with severe withdrawal symptoms, it will require you to be given more attention and will hike the cost of your treatment.
  • Inpatient Rehab
  • An estimated cost of a 30 day rehab program is in the region of £4800.
  • For a 30-day program, popular centres regularly have a maximum price of £16,120.
  • The regular rehab's cost of someone who needs 60- or 90-day programs could be from £9700 - £48,300.
  • Outpatient Treatment Programs
  • Compared to residential rehabilitation, it's much more affordable to receive treatment in outpatient facilities for mild or moderate addictions.
  • Many outpatient centres cost £4,000 for a 90 day program.
  • Hazelden Betty Ford is the type of outpatient treatment program which cost £8000.
  • The price tag relies upon how frequently the individual visits the rehab centre every week and for to what extent.
  • Medication
  • Price tag of rehab has a great impact on the type of treatment and medication.
  • Medication isn't always necessary for all recovering users.
  • Addictions to opioids and alcohol usually need medication.
  • The price tag can be several thousand per year.
  • With duration of a year, Methadone treatment for Heroin addicts costs about £4000.

Addiction Costs

As much as treatment may seem expensive, it is nowhere near close to cost of using drugs regularly. If employed, drug and alcohol addicts tend to abscond from work more times than those not addicted, and this absence equals loss of income for themselves and their employers.

When you total costs drugs, lawyers, health problems and loss of income a life of addiction becomes very costly indeed.

It has been reported that former Heroin addicts could spend tens of thousands of pounds.


An alcoholic that drinks about 12-pack per day regularly for a year waste more than £8500. It can cost several thousand pounds more to deal with legal issues that may come up. The estimated price of illicit drug users may be higher.

The cost of addiction is not all about the money, your health, relationships and your life are also on the line. The havoc caused on family and friends relationships, and the destruction of life are also part of the equation.


What Factors Into The Cost Of Addiction Treatment

There is a myriad of factors that affect the cost of addiction. The most obvious are:

  • The Centre Type
  • Prices are divided differently among inpatient and outpatient treatments.
  • Housing, monitoring and other services that are offered at an inpatient rehab centre make it expensive.
  • The length of stay is also a factor to consider.
  • Medical care centres where the cost of living is high may be high-priced.
  • Treatment Presented
  • When they begin rehabilitation, some may not need medical detoxification.
  • Some like those addicted to cocaine do not go through severe withdrawal symptoms as others, and all they need is to be supervised during the process.
  • Alcohol and Heroin users can experience harsh withdrawal symptoms and will need medication and more care.
  • The cost will therefore be higher for people who require more medical attention.
  • Professional therapy creates impact on the cost of rehab.
  • Amenities
  • The kind of facilities and services you enjoy at a rehab centre are figured at the price you pay to enjoy them.
  • Massages, acupuncture, swimming pools, tennis courts, large individual rooms or award-winning chefs are some types of amenities.
  • What makes the luxury centres where the rich and famous go for treatment are expensive because of the high-end maintenance amenities provided.
  • Per month there will be the tens of thousand dollars cost for lavish treatment.
  • More services lead to more price but most rehab centres are not very costly.

Non Profit And State Funded Rehabilitation

If you meet the requirements for low income rehab you will probably go to a non profit making centre. Low income rehab centres are either free or at a low reduced cost. These programs are accessible so everyone can get the assistance they deserve independently of income.

One such non-profit organizations offering free treatment at their centres is the Salvation Army. For low-income people, there are state-funded rehabs also.


Getting On The Program

Once you've made the choice to get assistance for your issue, the following stage is looking for a rehabilitation that is ideal for you. Don't let the price prevent you from doing it. We can give you all the help and assistance you need to find a rehab centre that suits you.