Rehab Cost And How to Pay For It!

Here's an honest look at the average cost of residential treatment for addiction and mental health across the country.

I am a business guy and I have spent months researching different ways addiction treatment programs are assembled and what their cost structures are.

In this article we are going to talk about the types of rehab programs and the costs associated with each.

Inpatient Rehab Under $20,000 A Month

Rehab cost (per month): Free - $10,000 Range

Okay. I'm going to break this up into two categories. Because under $20,000 you can kind find inpatient rehab programs that range from free up to $10,000.

These are programs that are subsidized or completely paid for by federal, state, or local government. These tend to have a lot of people in a room.

They tend to be a lower social-economic class, maybe even homeless folks are part of the group. These programs are almost certainly a 12 step program.

Rehab cost (per month): $10,000 -$20,000 Range

From $10,000 to $20,000 you're starting to get into, subsidized treatment with your health insurance, and there's also some private pay options available.

Again, there tends to be a lot of people in a room and less one-on-one therapy.

These rehab centers tend to be very institutional. A large number of folks go through these program, and it's also a 12 step program.

Rehab cost (per month): $20,000 -$50,000 Range

What would you expect to see in a program that costs between 20 and $50,000 a month?

This kind of recovery program gets covered by private pay, meaning no insurance, or private insurance at the lower end of that scale.

You'll see more more private pay as you start to move up towards the higher end of the scale.

At this point you will still have a roommate (probably), maybe two.

You tend to still have a 12 step program, though you may have a few alternatives to 12 steps starting to show up.

A little bit more individualized care.

Still tends to be a fairly large audience, and tends mostly to be a 12 step program.

Rehab cost (per month): $45,000 -$65,000 Range

Then in the 45 to 65k range, now you're starting to get into the area where you're going to have an alternative to a 12 step program.

More individualized care, more thought into the program other than simply, "Hey, it's the 12 steps. Let's go to an AA meeting."

You'll find higher social-economic folks enrolled in these programs, and more people are truly interested in healing.

Rehab cost (per month): $65,000+ Range

There are plenty of programs that exist, over 65,000. And I have found programs that cost as much as $110- $120,000 a month.

Now you're talking about luxury rehab programs. You're going to have private room, private bath probably. Probably a lot of individualized care.

If there is a program, it's probably a good program, but there's also a chance that it's a really nice residence and not much else.

How Much Does Rehab Cost?

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Free -$10,000 Per Month

Subsidized or completely paid for by federal, state, or local government.

$10,000 - $20,000

Subsidized or paid for my private insurance.

$20,000 - $50,000

Private Pay or Private Insurance.

$50,000 - $65,000

Private pay.


Private pay.

How To Get Addiction Treatment If You Don't Have Insurance

What if you don't have any insurance, how can you get treatment?

In each community, non-profit agencies are often set up to provide mental health and substance abuse services.

There's a volunteer agency that provides phone numbers to all the agencies and services in most urban areas and throughout the surrounding communities.

These services range from medical detox right on through to a residential drug treatment program.

Sometimes the county jail or sheriff will provide those services in conjunction with the mental health agencies, or it will be standing alone drug treatment.

At the very least, detox is available, and most cases, sometimes sober housing support is available.

Other services that might be offered are outpatient services, that's one time or up to three times a week.

If somebody really wants to get help, there's always somewhere to turn to, and there's access in most communities.

You can also call our hotline, and we can set you up with a local phone number that can help you.

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