Paying for Treatment

If you are struggling with a drug or alcohol problem, you are not alone. About 22.7 million American adults have a substance abuse problem that requires treatment, but only about 2.5 million of them will seek out help¹. One factor that discourages many people from seeking treatment is the cost of rehab, but there are a number of ways to get financial assistance. Costs can differ depending on whether you need short or long term care, as well as if you will be participating in residential treatment, partial hospitalization, or an outpatient program. Residential treatment is usually recommended for clients dealing with substance abuse and addiction; it allows you to relax and spend 24 hours a day at the rehab center away from a harmful world of triggers like stress.

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year².  Many people who have a substance abuse problem also develop a mental illness, just as many people who are diagnosed with mental illness are often diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder³. Mental health care should be treated with as much weight and importance as medical health care. Treatment can set you up for success in every area of your life and give you the opportunity to be healthier, more stable, and more balanced. Of course, not everyone is able to afford treatment at the best mental health facilities out of pocket, but the good news is that insurance and various payment options are available to help everyone have access to these services.


References:

  1. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/nationwide-trends
  2. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/mental-illness.shtml
  3. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/comorbidity-substance-use-disorders-other-mental-illnesses

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