One of the main excuses to postpone drug treatment is the expense of rehab and other services. Fortunately, this excuse is easily dealt with. There are a variety of funding options for opiate addiction treatment. We can help you find the one that is right for you.
Finding the Right Treatment Center
The first thing that you will need to do is find a treatment center that suits your needs and addiction. There are three main types of rehab centers. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, they are:
- inpatient or residential,
- outpatient, and
We can provide details of each of these rehabs. Call us at 800-405-7172 for more information.
When you first enter or inquire about a rehab facility, you will most likely meet with a care coordinator or financial counselor. This person will most likely have you fill out a variety of paperwork including financial and medical health information. When you are doing your initial interview, they might ask you how you plan on paying for your treatment.
If you are unsure, ask about their financial programs. Some facilities have payment plans while others operate on a sliding scale based on ability to pay or income. The financial counselor or intake coordinator will be able to provide you with this information. They will also know about the different government and other programs offered.
Free or Low Cost Addiction Treatment
Some rehab facilities automatically offer free or low cost treatment. These facilities could be organization or religious based or they could belong to some other charity. They usually offer treatment on an income-based sliding scale. This means they base treatment cost on your ability to pay rather than a standard set fee.
There also might be ala carte services that are paid for individually. These nonessential services are not part of the main rehab and may be changed to lower the cost.
Government Funded Addiction Treatment
Government funded addiction treatment is usually free or extremely low cost. Since the government provides aid to the treatment facilities, they can offer services at a very low rate. Most government funded treatment facilities are limited as to the services they provide and have a longer than average wait time to get into them.
Each facility is different. State and local governments usually have a listing of their treatment facilities. We can also assist you in locating one if you should need help. It is important to understand that they over treatment for opiate addiction at no cost for a variety of people so they tend to be a bit crowded.
Insurance is another option if you have healthcare. Many insurance companies now offer drug rehabilitation as part of their covered services. Some have specific treatment centers that they will help pay for while others allow you to choose your own treatment provider. It is important to speak with your insurance company about your coverage. Part or all of your opiate addiction treatment may be covered.