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Inpatient Drug Rehab Benefits Outweigh the Costs

In a recent study on drug addiction, the second most common reason given for not seeking treatment was the cost. (The first, if you’re curious, was “not ready to stop using drugs.”)

Inpatient drug rehab programs offer the most successful route to long-term recovery of any approach to healing addictions, but these programs can seem too expensive to even consider.  Residential treatment for drug addictions may be less costly than you think – and the long-term benefits may be worth far more than the program fees.

Inpatient Rehab: A Comprehensive Solution

Recovery from addiction begins with detox.  Dedicated detox facilities can offer short-term support and medical intervention during withdrawal.  After that it’s time for rehab – a separate program that could be completed on either an inpatient or an outpatient basis.  After rehab comes long term support in the form of counseling, groups or medical maintenance.

All of these things can be accomplished on an outpatient basis. But they involve separate program costs and varying degrees of support – all while the individual in recovery is juggling the demands of work, family and triggers for the addiction in daily life.

Inpatient Drug Rehab Benefits

Additional inpatient services can boost one’s recovery efforts.

Inpatient drug rehab makes all this easier by combining detox and rehab in a distraction free environment that allows program participants to concentrate on recovering from addiction and learning the skills to continue recovery once they return to daily life. The cost of inpatient rehab derives from its ability to address the spectrum of addiction issues in one place.

Options For Everyone

Inpatient programs are offered both by private facilities and non-profit organizations, so almost everyone can find a program that fits the budget.  Private residential treatment programs average between $10,000 and $20,000 for month’s stay, but can reach nearly $200,000 for a stint in a luxury facility.

Private facilities offer payment plans and even sliding fee scales, though, and insurance picks up some or possibly all of the cost. Public and nonprofit rehabs are also available at very low or no cost but the waiting list is long and not all services may be available

Detox and Withdrawal Support

Costs for medical detox in a dedicated detox facility typically start at around $1,000, and can soar to $2,000 or more, depending on the length of stay, medical interventions needed, and other factors.

In an inpatient rehab, detox is often offered as a part of the overall program, so the program’s fees cover those costs too.  Withdrawal syndrome symptoms can range from fairly mild to severe and potentially life threatening. In an inpatient program, detox takes place under round the clock care by professionals trained in addiction issues, with medications as needed and emergency services available for crises.

Continuous Staff Support

Inpatient programs are typically staffed by a long list of addiction specialists and support personnel who are available either on-site or on call at any time. Unlike outpatient services, which have to compete with the demands of a participant’s home and work life, inpatient rehab programs offer continuous support so that people can concentrate on recovery at all times.

How Does Insurance Cover Inpatient Rehab?

Residential Services and Amenities

Inpatient rehab program fees also cover all living costs for the duration of the program. These include nutritious meals, accommodations and a variety of amenities that can include activities, classes and upscale offerings such as swimming pools, massages and weight rooms.

Though some of these add-ons may seem frivolous, they support a participant’s overall well being and contribute to physical and mental health – both of which can suffer during addiction.

Some studies estimate that the cost of a single month in an inpatient rehab facility is only a fraction of what a single year of addiction would cost, from buying drugs to lost wages and potential legal troubles.

Inpatient rehab has been called the “gold standard” of addiction treatment – and it can be an investment for life. If you’re seeking information on rehab options, we’re here to help. Contact us at 800-430-1407Who Answers? to find the answers that are right for you.

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