Getting ready for addiction treatment?
If you’re about to enter rehab or are looking at your options, we’ve got you covered. Here, we review the most commonly asked questions about treatment for addiction. Then, we invite your questions about addiction treatment at the end. We try to respond to all questions with a personal and prompt reply.
Cost of addiction treatment
Addiction treatment costs (on average) about $100 per week of treatment, or about $7,500 per treatment episode. But inpatient rehab is two to three times more expensive than outpatient treatment. In fact, most cases of inpatient treatment can cost thousands of dollars without much more success than outpatient programs. While we know that the benefits of addiction treatment far outweigh the costs, learn more about the out-of-pocket costs for both inpatient and outpatient treatment of addiction here.
More on the cost of addiction treatment
- What’s the cost of addiction treatment?
- How much does inpatient rehab cost?
- How much does outpatient rehab cost?
- What’s the cost of detox?
Financing addiction treatment
There are many ways that you can finance addiction treatment. Private treatment centers can arrange sliding scale, income-based fees. Or you can seek public assistance. States provide most of the resources for addiction treatment, and some cities and counties fund specific programs or facilities. Some costs for addiction treatment may also be furnished under the Medicaid program. More here on ways to finance addiction treatment without breaking the bank.
More on financing addiction treatment
- How can I pay for addiction treatment?
- Paying for rehab
- How to find a sliding scale rehab
- Is there affordable addiction treatment?
Health insurance and addiction treatment
Overall, private insurers cover only about 20% of the costs of addiction treatment. Insurance services are rarely tailored to individual needs. Instead, insurance plans are based primarily on an acute care model rather than recognizing the chronic nature of addiction. In this section, we explore what today’s insurance covers in terms of addiction treatment and how you can learn more about your benefits or restrictions.
More on health insurance for addiction
- Insurance coverage for addiction treatment
- MediCare for drug or alcohol rehab
- I’m uninsured: How to get help for addiction?
- A guide to addiction treatment without insurance
In order to be treated for addiction, each patient requires comprehensive assessment of the extent and severity of the disease and determination of a clinical diagnosis. Learn how experts identify substance abuse, drug addiction, and alcoholism here.
- Identifying alcohol dependence
- Identifying alcohol addiction
- Identifying drug abuse
- Identifying drug addicts
How can you plan an intervention for a loved one? We review the main principles and techniques for interventions here. Whether you need an informal intervention for drug or alcohol use or prefer the help of a specialist, we guide you on the planning, execution, and follow through for an intervention for family or loved one. Guidelines on drug and alcohol interventions here.
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- What is an intervention?
- Drug and alcohol intervention program expectations
- Professional addiction interventionists
- Substance abuse intervention strategies
Treatment tailored by population
Certain populations – such as pregnant women, youth, or seniors – are more vulnerable to addictive effects of alcohol and other drugs. Additionally, people diagnosed with co-occurring mental health disorders are also at higher risk of developing addiction problems. Treatment programs exist to meet each group’s specific needs. In fact, treatment approaches for certain populations can be tailored to meet particular neurochemical, physical, cognitive, emotional and social requirements. We explore special populations and how addiction treatment is tailored to meet specific needs here.
- Men’s addiction treatment
- Women’s addiction treatment
- Young people and addiction treatment
- Senior addiction treatment