Rehabilitation supports those with substance abuse disorders on their journey to recovery in a comfortable and controlled environment. Even though it’s been proven to help millions of people with addiction problems and provides a superior level of care & high success rate, rehab may require insurance; and not all individuals have insurance or can afford the services on their own.

For those who want to achieve sobriety in a beneficial & comprehensive program but don’t have the insurance to admit, there are actually several other options that can help you attend a center. So if you’re interested in rehabilitation for yourself or a loved one but don’t think you could afford it, keep reading for some options:

The Purpose of Rehab Centers

Rehab serves many purposes, but it primarily gives those with substance abuse disorders the tools they need to beat addiction. It offers resources to individuals facing addiction so that they will be more likely to abstain from using on their own after finishing the program and leaving rehab.

Patients are free to check-out of rehab whenever they please, but it is encouraged that they complete the required sessions and establish a routine to set themselves up for success and sobriety in the real world.

Types of Rehabilitation

First, there are two types of rehab facilities: inpatient (residential) and outpatient. Residential centers provide around-the-clock care for patients and typically keep individuals in their programs for one month to one year. During inpatient rehabilitation, patients are brought out of their everyday environment and taken to a calm and peaceful setting. They are also constantly supported and surrounded by professionals and peers who are having a similar experience.

Outpatient centers are designed for those with less severe disorders or individuals who are further along in their recovery journey. Programs range from one or two brief sessions to a few hours of treatment a week. In the time they’re not in treatment, patients can go home to their families or to work.

Rehabilitation programs usually entail a variety of scheduled activities and treatments to help those with addictions move on from substance abuse:

  • Detox treatment upon admission
  • Lessons in:
    • coping skills
    • emotional regulation
    • impulse control
    • refusal strategies
  • Counseling sessions (individual or in groups)
  • Family therapy
  • Peer support meetings (AA, NA)
  • Mindfulness exercises (yoga, meditation, acupuncture)
  • Medication management
  • Planning for recovery after rehab
  • Breaks to socialize with others and practice coping skills

These treatment methods offer patients a safe environment, multiple therapy options, new habit-building strategies, healthy meal and exercise regimens, and more. They are definitely beneficial in helping people move on from addiction; and these services are vital in achieving recovery.

However, not all individuals have access to rehab for financial or insurance-based reasons. Or, at least they may not think they do.

Rehab Payment Options

There are actually several options available for people with substance abuse disorders who don’t have insurance. Here are six to choose from:

  1. Apply for A Grant or Scholarship. Some treatment centers may offer scholarships; and The SAMHSA offers grants for those who apply and are committed to treatment.
  2. Get Subsidized Coverage. The government may offer subsidized treatment options for those with lower incomes.
  3. Finance Your Visit. Even if you don’t have the money right now, you can still attend rehab. Some facilities offer a 6-month grace period or the option of paying after treatment is over.
  4. Use Sliding Scale Options. Based on your income, some treatment centers may work with you to compromise on a reasonable payment option for both parties.
  5. Borrow From Family Or Friends. Some may not like to ask their loved ones for money, but many family members and friends would be happy to help them achieve sobriety.
  6. Raise Money. Individuals can sell belongings or raise funds online to get more money for treatment.

Taking the Next Step to Recovery

The next step after knowing your options is to do your research. But which option would fit your current situation the best? What resources are available? The best way to find out is by calling a treatment facility and seeing what they recommend. If you or a loved one would like to start (inpatient/outpatient) treatment but don’t have insurance, call us at 267.209.7312 and we’d be happy to help.