It’s an unfortunate fact that alcohol and drug addiction treatment is often needed most by those who can least afford to pay for it. It can be a vicious circle: unemployment, for example, can lead to drug or alcohol abuse, but the unemployed are likely to have no health insurance and no disposable income with which to seek help. If you have a dependency problem, though, don’t despair. There are options for affordable alcohol and drug addiction treatment.
If you are employed or have health insurance through a spouse or parent, your first step should be to see whether treatment for addiction is covered, and if so, whether the policy covers inpatient or outpatient treatment and the length of time or number of appointments that will be covered. Many facilities will accept insurance, but you should contact the treatment center of your choice to inquire.
If you don’t have insurance, but may be able to pay for your treatment over time, use the filter on our home page to find treatment centers that will set up a financing plan for you. Many treatment centers are willing to work with you to aid in your recovery.
Resources for Low-Cost Alcohol And Drug Addiction Treatment
Those with poor or no credit, or who don’t realistically have the option to finance their treatment, should investigate non-profit and publicly funded treatment. Here at Sober Recovery, we have compiled a listing of such resources for you.
To find facilities in your area, use the filters on our home page. Let’s say, for instance, that you live in or near Toledo, Ohio. Under “States & Regions,” click on “by Individual States,” then click “Ohio programs.” On the left side of your screen, there will be a drop-down menu of Ohio cities. Click on “Toledo,” and you’ll find a menu listing a variety of resources that are available to you in that region, many of which can accommodate low-income clients.