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Asking how much rehab costs is sort of like asking how much college will set you back. You’ve got your online universities. And then you’ve got Yale, Harvard and Princeton—and everything in between.
What you’re looking for, really, is a good return on your investment. With that in mind, here are a few important questions to ask when considering prescription drug addiction treatment centers.
- What is your ratio of residents to staff?
- What level of training does your staff have?
- What co-occurring conditions, like depression, do you treat?
- Do you have a nutritionist on staff?
- What other forms of therapy (like art or music) do you offer?
- What recreational opportunities do residents have access to?
- What is your facility like? Is there space to sit outdoors? Where do residents gather to talk. (Ask to see pictures if none are on the website.)
- Who founded your treatment program? If it was an individual, does he or she have any interaction with residents?
- And, finally, what might be the most important question: How long is your rehab program? (Research indicates that 90-day programs are the most effective and are, for obvious reasons, generally the most expensive.)
How Much is Rehab Without Insurance?
For most of us, this is the heart of the question. Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer. The first step is to call your insurance provider and talk to a representative to find out what exactly your policy covers. Armed with that information, you should next call the rehab treatment center you are considering and ask to speak with an admissions specialist.
Making It all Work
If you’ve come this far on your journey, you’ve likely figured one thing out for sure—you need to go to rehab. It’s not a question of whether or not you go. It’s a question of when and where you go. You may find insurance covers some of your costs and that your family is also able to help. A third option is to look into securing a drug rehabilitation loan. These generally offer affordable monthly payments and can extend as far as 84 months into the future.
Start the Conversation
Now is not the time to let finances stop you because this is the most important investment you could ever make. It’s bigger than college. Bigger than a new house or car. This is your life.
The Raleigh House is a residential treatment center located in Denver that believes in a comprehensive approach to recovery. Give us a call to discuss painkiller treatment—and how to make it work financially— or fill out our form to learn more about our painkiller addiction treatment program.