We understand that cost is a factor when seeking drug or alcohol addiction treatment. It’s essential that the program you choose meets your needs and is affordable for you and your family. The cost of addiction treatment can vary because each person’s situation is different, but we can work with you to determine expenses based on the information you provide. Our rehab admissions team will discuss all your options for the cost of addiction treatment with you and find the solution that best fits your needs.
The Cost of Addiction Treatment vs. Active Addiction
Addiction never happens at the “right” time, and the cost of treatment is always an unexpected expense. Addiction and untreated mental health issues can’t usually get better on their own. Unaddressed substance use issues take a toll through the loss of time, money, and personal well-being. There is a cost associated with letting substance use go untreated. When you look at the expense of treatment, it’s important to remember that you are making a lifetime investment.
Some unseen costs that could occur if one doesn’t seek out treatment include:
- Possible lifelong medical expenses due to side effects of substance use
- Loss of employment
- Loss of friend or family support
- Acute medical bills, such as in the case of an overdose
- Health issues such as heart, liver, and kidney damage
- Possible jail time due to poor decision-making while using substances
- Cost of the substances themselves
It’s essential to consider your health or the health of your loved one across the spectrum of health, from financial to physical.
How Insurance Can Help
People often pay for most treatment costs by using their insurance benefits. Still, different policies cover different aspects of treatment, so it’s important to know what your policy does and does not cover. There are a variety of factors that can influence treatment costs.
Our staff works with insurance companies daily and can help determine coverage and ensure you get the coverage you need. We can verify your insurance benefits for free when you call us and explain what your policy covers. If our treatment program does not meet your needs, we can refer you to another program that will fit your diagnosis and financial capability.
Other Treatment Payment Options
In addition to using health insurance to cover a portion or all of the cost of treatment, some individuals choose a private pay option. This is viable for those who feel comfortable using their resources, meaning they cover all treatment costs without insurance. Others rely on the financial support of family or friends to help cover the cost of treatment. While loved ones may be exhausted emotionally or financially, they may still be willing to contribute to a person’s recovery as a positive sign of trust and belief in that person’s ability to make a positive change.
It’s important to remember that treatment can be less expensive than the cost of addiction over an untold number of years. Investing in treatment is a worthwhile endeavor that provides the foundation for a new life—and in the end, it saves time, money, and energy. Most importantly, treatment may save a life and exponentially increase the quality of life, making it well worth the expense.
Substance Use Treatment at Skywood Recovery
If you or someone you love is suffering from substance use, it’s vital to seek out help. Contact us today at 269.280.4673 to learn more about our programs and get started on your recovery journey from the pain of substance use.
We have a variety of treatment options for you that can aid in your recovery and bring you back to health.