A variety of social programs in the United States provide assistance to vulnerable individuals. If you are eligible for governmental assistance, you could receive support with housing, food, energy and utilities, health insurance, and even childcare, among others. Each assistance program varies in terms of eligibility, so you might find yourself eligible for one type of assistance but not another. One thing that the welfare system doesn’t seem to cover is addiction treatment.
When you are working with a low-income, you can wonder how to seek treatment for addiction. We appreciate that addiction treatment can be costly, especially if you need long-term, inpatient treatment. However, it’s not a good idea to ignore your addiction because you are worried about affordable addiction treatment options while you receive government assistance. So, we have compiled a few recommendations to help you navigate this delicate situation.
How Much Can You Expect to Pay?
The cost of rehab treatment varies depending on a variety of factors. At the Robert Alexander Center, we know that there is no such thing as an off-the-shelf program that fits every situation. On the contrary, the price of the program will consider:
- The type of treatment provided: We offer detoxification, residential inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive and “standard” outpatient programs, and comprehensive aftercare solutions. We strongly advise against choosing a treatment based on budget and not needs.
- The size of the program: large programs vs. intimate detox treatment.
- The length of your treatment, which can be anything from 30 to 90 days.
- The extras you might need, such as nutritional help during rehab or massage therapy, etc.
Not all levels of addiction will respond the same way to a specific treatment. Similarly, we appreciate that every patient has unique needs and personality. That is why we work closely with you to define the right treatment. So, it’s not a case of costs being equal to quality, but it’s a matter of matching your addiction history.
Can I Receive Financial Support From the State?
If you wish to finance your addiction treatment through grants and external monetary support, you have some options available.
Government funding is available for drug and alcohol rehab as part of the state-funded substance abuse and detox programs. Unlike a private rehab center, these government programs are public programs that require participants to meet the criteria of eligibility. Eligible individuals will often be on a waiting list before they can join the program.
Alternatively, you can also apply for the SAMHSA grants. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration can help fund state addiction treatment for a specific demographic.
Veterans can also directly apply for support to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for their substance abuse treatment.
Does My Insurance Cover It?
ObamaCare ensured that all health insurance sold on Health Insurance Exchanges offer addiction treatment financing (partial or full reimbursing) since 2014. In other words, it is highly likely that your insurance package will cover some of the costs of your rehab program. You can directly check if your insurance package offers coverage on our website. Robert Alexander Center works with a large number of health insurance providers.
Additionally, ObamaCare extends also to Medicaid insurance. If you are eligible for Medicaid, you can benefit from payment options for your addiction program. Medicare, for seniors or disabled individuals, also provides a form of financing.
What is The Best Addiction Treatment Solution for Me?
Our team is dedicated to making a difference for individuals with addiction. We appreciate that your budget will play a huge role in finding the right treatment for your needs. As a result, too many individuals feel they can’t receive the support they need to recover.
We believe that high-quality treatment should not be reserved only for a few lucky ones. That’s precisely why we’ve worked hard to create programs that don’t break the bank. We focus on you throughout the journey; that’s why we know that budget can be a source of stress and delays. We don’t want your addiction treatment to become a source of pain. So we work closely with many insurance carriers and with you to create a plan that works.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team and find out the affordable addiction treatment options we offer for those who receive government assistance. With a variety of programs available, our compassionate team can help you understand the best solution for you. We are always here, 24/7. Feel free to get in touch for a confidential callback to start your recovery journey.