How Much Does Drug Rehab Cost?
That’s usually one of the first questions people have when they decide to go to a treatment center or send a loved one.
There used to be a time when you did not have to spend anything on addiction treatment. Alcohol and drug addiction were recognized as diseases by the AMA, APA, and various governmental agencies placing the financial responsibility in the hands of the insurance providers as well as the healthcare system. After all, they are the ones who decided to label addiction a disease opening the door for the medical and psychiatric community to profit. The problem is most doctors and psychiatrist do not know the first thing about addiction. Any medical doctor should truthfully tell you that they only spend about four to eight hours on the concept of addiction in their 8-12 years of medical school. On the other hand, psychiatrists only learn how to discover new disorders, which are only symptoms of substance abuse and not the cause, that they can treat with more drugs.
The sad reality is the medical community, possibly with good intentions, found a way to profit and it backfired. Insurance executives, who know nothing about addiction mind you, came up with a bunch of addiction treatment solutions such as 28-day programs and outpatient programs that are extremely ineffective because it is all they are willing to pay for, not what would work. As a result of the unsuccessful attempts by our medical community to treat addiction the burden of financial responsibility has been placed back in the hands of addicts, alcoholics, and their family members.
When looking for treatment we can generally describe the various price ranges of addiction treatment and what you can expect to pay for each. The cost of rehab does not have to be overwhelmingly high such as a Malibu treatment center for 28 days for around $70,000. It is important to get the best addiction treatment for the longest stay at the most affordable price. I guess you’re wondering the actual prices of how much does drug rehab cost.
So how much?
- Long term 4-6 month cognitive/bio-physical program $30,000
- Long term 90 day 12 step $28,500
- Long term 90 day holistic $35,000-$40,000
- Long term 10 Week cognitive/holistic $18,000
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Other programs are effective for under $10,000. These addiction treatment centers are a little shorter. Even though they are shorter, they have aftercare that puts more of financial responsibility on the substance abuser. This is a strong option to help absorb some of the costs of rehab; however, this is usually a better option only for people who have been in rehab or some extensive counseling once before. The first time in addiction treatment is the most important. If done correctly, the opportunity for long-term success is extremely high. Many families are sticker shocked at the cost of residential addiction treatment but not nearly as shocked at having to pay for it more than once. Our counselors can discuss the cost of drug rehab options with you or your family to help ensure the highest rate of success. It is also statistically proven that substance abusers entering addiction treatment through intervention or with a strong family viewpoint on how to handle the addict or alcoholic, are more likely to succeed.