How Much Does Rehab Cost?

Addiction Treatment Programs and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities can range dramatically in price.   It all depends on factors like whether the program is inpatient or outpatient, the amenities provided, and details about the program’s detoxification and rehabilitation treatments.   On the lower side, you’re looking at $5,000 per month with high-end luxury rehab programs trending all the way up to $100,000 per month or more.  There are some excellent high quality options in the $10,000 to $25,000 range.

This can be a bit shocking at first.  Afterall, these costs are more than most people make in a month, but remember that this is a medical expense and can sometimes be covered by health insurance.  Most drug treatment centers will make payment arrangements with you, same as any hospital.  What matters is your health and living a sober, drug-free life.  If you can manage that, you’ll pay off the cost of the stay in due time.

Some factors that affect the cost of an addiction recovery program include:

Location - Obviously there will be a price difference from a small clinic in Michigan to a resort hospital in Malibu.

Program Length - Many facilities charge monthly fees so the longer you stay, the higher the cost.

Amenities Provided - Full service comfort experiences sometimes include gourmet chefs and massage therapy, which are designed to help you recover faster and easier but they cost more.  Luxury programs are also more likely to offer private rooms rather than shared rooms common in lower cost options.

Type of Treatment Program - Sometimes a recovery facility is just a place for you to stay where you don’t have access to drugs or alcohol.  Other options are more hands-on medical facilities with doctors and counselors assisting in your recovery.  If the program is inpatient, you’re paying more for room and board, whereas outpatient therapy is much less costly as it is primarily covering counseling sessions and periodic treatment after which you return to your own home.

At the end of the day, there are a wide range of options for folks at all income levels.  There are also assistance programs for low income families and victims of various forms of drug and alcohol abuse.  Assess your options.  Your health and sobriety are of much more importance than money.


Published on Tue, 03/10/2015 - 22:52
By Addiction Recovery