Figuring out how to pay for a substance use disorder (SUD) rehab can be one of the main barriers that prevent people from receiving the treatment they need. Costs for standard treatment programs can add up to thousands of dollars per month, which is a lot for everyone to afford without assistance.
AddictionResource authors say that it is possible to find several treatment options that are free of charge. They include state-sponsored rehabs, non-profit rehabilitation facilities, faith-based organizations, and online rehabilitation services. Often, they are not so easy to find as they are not as advertised as private or traditional centers. You can use GuideStar’s Directory of Charities and Nonprofit Organizations or SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator.
In view of the limited financial resources, those centers cannot compete with pricy SUD treatment programs. They have several cons, but they also have the pros that can be found in the given infographic.
In the long run, it doesn’t matter how much you can pay for getting help. Your success will depend on how much you will take away from the offered services (therapy, classes, creative or holistic activities, etc.). Good luck on your journey to sobriety!