Deciding on the right addiction treatment program is a big step toward recovery. There are many addiction treatment programs to choose from, many levels of care and approaches. When looking for a treatment center, it is important to do your homework. Read about addiction treatment programs online. Call and speak with their intake staff. Ask questions. Discuss addiction treatment options, cost and expectations. If you are working with an interventionist or therapist their recommendations can be ideal.
Most health insurance provides some coverage for eating disorder, mental health and addiction treatment. If you need assistance understanding your coverage and what your financial responsibility will be, addiction treatment programs can verify your benefits for you.
If you do not have health insurance, treatment programs will discuss payment obligations and options with you. Treatment programs have different degree of cost, depending on the level of care, the number of hours of treatment offered, the degree of medical supervision, the level of licensed and certified staff.
Some treatment centers are privately owned, some are non-profit and others are offered by state and federal agencies. Some programs offer partial scholarships, payment plans and other financing.
While outpatient treatment is generally less expensive than inpatient or residential addition treatment programs, when looking for help, it is most important to look at the appropriate level of care – not only the cost. An assessment can be done by an intake representative to help find the level of care that is needed for you.