How to Get Admitted into Rehab on a Shoe String Budget

How to Get Admitted into Rehab on a Shoe String Budget

Rehab can be expensive if you don’t have much money to begin with.  Many treatment centers in the United States charge as much as $30,000 for a 30 day treatment program.  Others can give you a discount of around $10,000 for a full program.  In order to see what you qualify for, it is best to call each individual treatment center.  You may be surprised to find out that a treatment center is willing to give you a 30 day scholarship. This means that you will not have to pay anything while you are receiving treatment.   Many treatment facilities give a certain amount of scholarships each month.  Some may give only 1 and others may give as much as 5.

Other options that are available are borrowing money from friends and relatives. Many families want to contribute to your sobriety.  They don’t want to see you getting high or drunk anymore. Many families want to see you sober.  Some families can pool their money together in order to get you into rehab.  If your family is not able, you may think about buying yourself insurance.  People that have private medical insurance often have an easier time getting into rehab because insurance companies often cover most of the cost.  Some people only have an out of pocket of around $500.00.  If you have no insurance, you may look into this.

If private insurance or cash pay is not an option, you may have to check yourself into a hospital.  Hospitals often have their own treatment programs set up for alcohol and drug abuse.  This often does not cost the patient any money.   Another option is the department of veteran’s affairs.  Some veteran hospitals are set up for people to get treatment for their addictions.  If you are a veteran, you should contact your local veteran hospital.  No matter what your financial situation is, help is just a phone call away.



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