Addiction treatment isn’t a luxury that should be unattainable — it’s an important medical treatment and people with the disease of addiction need and deserve quality care.
Unfortunately, people are often deterred and don’t receive treatment because they worry the costs will be unaffordable for them. There are many misconceptions about the costs of rehab, particularly when compared to the costs of remaining in active addiction.
While rehab does have an upfront cost, the long-term and ongoing costs of an addiction that goes untreated include:
- Loss of job/income
- Divorce/loss of relationships
- Legal problems
- Financial problems
- The costs associated with chronic and long-term health issues
- Damaged reputation
- Missed opportunities in one’s career and other areas of life
Unfortunately, the cost of an addiction that goes untreated is often death. But there are additional compounding costs for an addition that goes untreated, including medical expenses, job loss, relationship problems and more. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, compare the costs of a treatment program with all that addiction costs both in the short and long run. Along with the financial costs, there is a sense of freedom that you can’t put a cost on once you receive addiction treatment, along with a higher quality of life.
What Is Covered in Your Cost for Residential Treatment?
Residential treatment, also known as inpatient treatment, tends to be the first step of someone’s continuum of care. During a residential program, participants live in a clinical facility where they receive both mental and physical health care. The supportive, structured environment can be extremely helpful in the initial days of treatment and sobriety.
The costs of residential treatment can vary quite a bit depending on the program and the individual. This is because every person is unique and will have differences in their treatment plan.
Residential treatment is an all-inclusive program, so the costs of room and board are typically included. Many residential treatment programs include different types of therapy, medical detox, and other daily necessities for treatment.
Along with room, board and therapeutic services, some residential programs will include the costs of recreational activities and amenities.
Affordable Treatment Options
As you compare addiction treatment programs, you’ll see that there are affordable treatment options. At Orlando Recovery Center, we emphasize quality, effective care that’s highly individualized, but we also work with our patients to make it affordable. Whether you pay out-of-pocket or your private insurance covers your treatment, we seek to maximize every dollar spent on treatment.
Paying for Treatment
If possible, using private insurance is the best option for many people for paying for treatment. Insurance plans provided by or supplemented by an employer often cover most drug rehab costs. If this isn’t an option, there are other ways to pay for treatment.
For self-pay patients, Orlando Recovery Center offers cost-effective care by working with patients to meet their individual needs. Orlando Recovery Center may also accept certain types of financing, such as healthcare credit cards or personal loans.
Paying for treatment can seem overwhelming, but help is available in navigating the process. Representatives from Orlando Recovery Center can verify your insurance, or talk with you about private pay rates and personalized treatment plans when you call.
Insurance Coverage for Your Treatment
Many people don’t know that insurance coverage may be available for addiction treatment. Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers on the state insurance Marketplace have to offer coverage for addiction treatment and mental health care that’s similar to what they provide for physical health conditions. Even if your insurance isn’t purchased on an exchange, many private insurance companies follow similar guidelines.
If Orlando Recovery Center is in-network with your provider, you will likely pay limited out-of-pocket costs. We are in-network with many of the major insurance providers in the country.
If you’re unsure of your insurance coverage or what might be covered, contact Orlando Recovery Center. Our admissions team can work with your insurance company to verify coverage and provide you with a list of what’s covered. If you don’t have private insurance, we also encourage you to contact us and learn more about additional payment options. Addiction shouldn’t cost you your life, and finding treatment can afford you the freedom to start a new life in recovery.