Other Options for Financing Treatment
There are a number of programs that are state- or government-run that may provide other financial options. Some programs may be free to state residents based on the severity of the disorder and level of need. Others may be low-cost, or there may be grants available to help cover treatment, depending on the state. Contacting the state’s Department of Mental Health can help an individual determine what options are available. Websites like Healthfinder.gov provide contact information for various state departments of health.
Still, these programs are often full, may not provide the full spectrum of care needed by the individual, and, in some cases, may have a lower likelihood of providing the level of treatment needed to encourage long-term recovery.
For an individual seeking addiction treatment who is concerned about the financial cost, it can be helpful to consider the cost of what might happen in the future if substance abuse treatment is not successful, and the person relapses back into substance use. The efforts to find the best way to make high-quality, research-based treatment more affordable, and the cost of care, are worth the investment to increase the chances for long-term abstinence and recovery, which can result in a much lower risk of future financial challenges due to continued drug abuse.