After enduring months or even years of alcohol abuse, most alcoholics find themselves in a lot of financial trouble. That’s understandable given how much they spend on booze and trying to dig themselves out of one difficult situation after another. By the time an alcoholic is ready to call it quits and seek help for their addiction, the cost of treatment becomes a top concern. That would especially be true for anyone who doesn’t have healthcare coverage.
If you are ready to seek help for your drinking problem, you might be wondering just how much treatment is going to cost. Before we try to give you a general idea of what to expect, we thought it would be prudent to tell you what you might need to consider as far as how difficult it is to answer this question specifically. Here are several things worth considering:
- Costs tend to vary from one part of the country to another
- Costs will vary based on the types of services you might want or require
- Rehab facilities can range from the basic facility to the luxury facility
- Pricing can vary based on the amenities each rehab facility has to offer
- Your available payment resources may play a role in what a rehab facility may charge you
As you can see, answering the titled question is not an easy task. Just the same, we do want to offer you some kind of an answer. With that in mind, we will use the following section to give you some general price guidelines. It’s up to you you decide where your budget would best be spent when it’s time for you to seek help.
How much do alcohol rehab centers cost?
In an attempt to give you some general pricing guidelines, we want to divide things up into three basic categories, including:
- Detox Programs
- Inpatient Tratment
- Outpatient Treatment
If you were to attend a detox program as a stand-alone treatment option, you would likely find that the costs run about $1,500 for up to seven days in a detox program. If your addiction was severe, you might need to participate in a tapering program that could range between $2,000 and $3,000 for up to three weeks of treatment. As for inpatient treatment, this is where things vary greatly. At a basic rehab facility in a small city, a 30 to 90-day treatment program (standard) might run between $3,000 to $5,000 a month. In a better than average treatment facility, you could expect the cost to be between $5,000 to $8,000 a month.
If you are a person of means and wanted to get treatment in a luxury treatment facility with lots of exclusive amenities, you might have to spend upwards of $10,000 a month. If by chance you were not willing or able to go the inpatient treatment route, you could choose the outpatient option. For the most part, this option is much more affordable because it doesn’t include living costs. That makes the cost easier to predict. In general, outpatient programs would run you between $2,000 to $4,000 a month. It would depend on which outpatient option you used. The options would likely include:
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): 5 to 7 days a week for up to 8 hours a day
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): 3 to 5 days a week for up to 6 hours a day
- General Outpatient Program (GP): a couple of days a week for a couple of hours a day
Obviously, PHP would be the most expensive option given the amount of time that is required for treatment. This would be the best treatment option for someone with a significant addiction problem and a limited budget. As you can see, rehab is expensive. However, you can’t put a dollar amount on the value of your life.
Rehab takes a lot of hard work and effort on the part of everyone involved. That is going to cost money. It is our sincere hope that financial concerns will not influence your decision to get help. Before you let money be the deciding factor, you should call one of our staff members at 833-364-0736. During the conversation, we could discuss the cost of treatment and some of the payment options you might have. We would also be happy to tell you about our treatment facility and the types of treatment options we can offer.