How Much Does Rehab Cost?
Just like it is difficult to predict the length of treatment, it is also difficult to estimate the cost of rehab. Drug rehab costs vary widely depending on the facility, the rehab program, whether a patient must detox and many other factors.
Every year, the economic cost of substance use disorders in the United States is nearly $600 billion. However, designing the most effective treatment for substance use disorders may one day help mitigate these costs. Even in 2006, rehab programs on average ranged from $1,500 to $10,000 per patient. By today’s standards, this cost has grown, but it can still vary depending on whether the medical facility is private or public. As a rule of thumb, publicly funded rehab facilities are less expensive than private or luxury rehab options. Even still, public institutions may charge upwards of $8,000 per patient, while private facilities range from $20,000 to $60,000.
Does Insurance Cover Rehab?
Some facilities accept certain health insurances while other facilities in the same area do not. Regardless of whether insurance is accepted as a person’s facility of choice, drug rehab for LSD addiction can be expensive. If a person has health insurance, the easiest way to determine if it is accepted at their preferred facility is to speak with a representative. Alternatively, individuals can call their insurance company and ask for a list of drug rehab facilities that accept their insurance.
What about individuals who wish to go to drug rehab without insurance? Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to finance rehab beyond health insurance. Alternative payment options may include:
- Paying for Rehab Without Insurance
Financing rehab with a person’s own funds or savings
Paying with private funds
Fundraising, such as crowdfunding on the internet
Getting grants or scholarships for treatment through the federal government or private funding sources
A short-term or long-term payment plan with the facility
Applying for government aid or assistance
Local and state-funded addiction programs