For many people dealing with an addiction, the one thing that may stop them from starting on the path to recovery is the cost of rehab. However, most might not know that rehab costs differ based on the type of addiction treatment and the facility providing it. Some addiction treatment programs are free, while others cost thousands of dollars a day. No matter what your budget is, there will be a program and a treatment center available to help you get better.
Recovery is accessible for everyone. You just have to know where to look for resources that can help you. For example, insurance is a common way to pay for rehab. The amount insurance will cover depends on your insurer and what your chosen health provider accepts. You can also look for a low-income or free treatment center or look for treatment programs that also offer financing options.
Remember that the cost of rehab is an investment in your future. Getting sober will give you the tools to get your life back on track, which will mean working, earning, and saving. Over time, going to detox and rehab will pay off. If you’re ready to look into rehab options, call Midwest Detox Center at 833.647.0392 or contact our team online to ask us about detox and inpatient rehab costs.
Cost of Rehab: Inpatient vs. Outpatient
The type of care offered by a treatment center will affect the total cost of getting sober. You will also need to factor in the cost of detox because more addiction treatment programs will require going through that as a prerequisite of attendance.
Outpatient detox can cost anywhere from $1,000–$1,500. Most inpatient rehab programs will include detox in its cost. If you’re addicted to a substance with life-threatening withdrawal symptoms, the cost of detox can be higher because you’ll need more careful medical supervision and monitoring. Sometimes, you will need to pay more for detox because the process will need medication-assisted treatment (MAT). In cases like this, detox and further treatment may include regular doses of prescribed drugs. For example:
- A year-long MAT treatment involving methadone for a patient with a heroin addiction can cost almost $5,000.
- Inpatient rehab can cost anywhere from $6,000 to $20,000 for a month-long program. For patients requiring programs that last up to 60 to 90 days, the total costs could range anywhere from $12,000 to $60,000.
- Outpatient rehab is relatively more affordable. Many will cost around $5,000 for a three-month program, although some will cost up to $10,000 or more.
In sum, the price will depend on the treatment center, how often the patient visits, and for how long they keep up the routine.
Why Is Inpatient Rehab Cost Higher Than Other Options?
Many factors affect the cost of inpatient rehab:
- Cost of living: Inpatient rehab means that patients stay within the center, so the cost will include housing and meals. If the center is in a state with a high cost of living, that can affect the rehab cost.
- Medical supervision and treatment: Patients with severe addictions will need 24-hour care and monitoring. Some will also need MAT and possibly more professional counseling than other patients.
- Amenities: Some treatment centers are non-hospital settings that provide comfort and security to their patients. Inpatient rehab may provide patients access to swimming pools, tennis courts, and even large individual rooms. Some may provide food made by award-winning chefs and access to massage therapy and other holistic forms of care like acupuncture. Luxury centers can cost tens of thousands of dollars monthly – the more amenities a center has, the higher the cost of its rehab program.
In the long run, inpatient rehab is not going to be as expensive as maintaining an addiction. People with addictions are more likely to skip work or switch jobs, as well as spend more money on substances. Health and legal problems arising from addiction will be a drain on their income. These costs add up over time and will keep on being an issue until recovery.
Who Needs Inpatient Rehab?
Inpatient rehab is also called residential rehab. Patients live at the rehab facility to get away from stressors and triggers in their daily lives. This is an effective form of care for patients with severe addictions and patients who are also dealing with co-occurring disorders. Sometimes, a patient can also prefer inpatient rehab for security and privacy reasons.
Inpatient facilities offer 24-hour intensive care, and most will incorporate detox, rehab, and aftercare into their treatment plans. They focus on helping patients learn to adopt healthy and sober lifestyles. Many inpatient programs also help patients transition from residential care to outpatient treatment that involves either individual therapy or group counseling.