Finding Solutions: Paying for Recovery

Overcoming the Cost for Alcohol Treatment

Only a small percentage of people suffering from Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) actually seek treatment.  One potential reason is the fear that treatment may be too expensive.  Many people fear that they will be unable to afford rehab or outpatient treatments and do not want to be a financial burden to their family or loved ones.

One way to overcome the cost barrier is by checking your insurance coverage.  Many health insurance companies offer coverage for alcohol and drug treatment.  They may cover some or all of recovery costs whether you seek inpatient or outpatient care.  When researching your rehab options, check with your insurance carrier to determine what coverage you have.

If you do not have health insurance, there are many state-run treatment centers that may be able to help.  These organizations are at a low cost for qualifying individuals.  If you are unable to afford treatment, there are options available through the state or local organizations.

Finally, many recovery centers will work with you to provide affordable payment options.  Recovery should not be out of reach simply because of financial reasons.  You may be able to take a private loan to cover costs or the treatment center will present options for payment of their services.

Treatment for alcohol addiction is available to everyone.  You deserve to find the right provider to help you on your path to sobriety.  Do not let program costs prevent you from getting the help you need.