How Much Does Rehab Cost?

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One of the first questions many ask when considering a program for addiction treatment is “What does rehab cost?”. 

Some people affected by drug and alcohol addiction may not seek help because they do not believe they can afford a rehab program. Others believe that for treatment to work, it must be wildly expensive.

In reality, effective inpatient or outpatient rehab programs can be affordable and come with invaluable benefits that always outweigh the costs.

The True Cost of Addiction

When deciding whether to enter a substance abuse treatment program, remember that it isn’t only the financial costs that need to be calculated

When looking at it honestly, addiction carries much more expenses than the cost of a rehab program. Between court fees, theft and property damages, emergency healthcare, and lost or decreased productivity, it is estimated that illicit drug use and alcohol abuse costs in America total more than $600 billion annually. In this total, what is not accounted for is the heavy emotional, social, and physical toll on the person affected, their family, and their friends.

Does Insurance cover Drug and Alcohol Rehab?

A rehab program’s actual cost will vary for each case and program, depending on the person’s recommended treatment plan. However, most rehab facilities will offer several payment options that help make getting treatment a reality for any budget.

Many do not realize that most insurance plans cover rehab programs. After the signing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, most insurance companies began to cover drug and alcohol treatment in some part. Many plans cover treatment with minimal out-of-pocket costs. An accredited rehab facility can easily verify insurance benefits during a consultation, or a patient can contact their insurance provider directly.

Private pay, or paying for treatment out of pocket, is another option. While a large payment may seem daunting, many rehab facilities, like Bradford Health Services, offer payment plans or loan programs that allow someone to pay for treatment over time. These plans can make invaluable treatment more accessible and affordable, allowing people to get their lives back on track.

In some areas, there may also be charitable organizations or government programs available that issue grants to those who qualify to cover some of the cost of treatment. 

An Investment in the Future

The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that each dollar spent on addiction treatment programs yields a return of between $4 and $7 in reduced drug-related crimes, stolen or damaged property, and criminal justice costs. 

Deciding to complete an effective rehab program also pays dividends for the individual, especially in total healthcare savings, reduced interpersonal conflicts and drug-related accidents, and increased workplace productivity. From this perspective, addiction treatment is an investment in the well-being and future of the person seeking help and also their loved ones’ lives. 


Make the investment in your health and future with the proven rehab programs at Bradford. Our addiction treatment programs are designed to be both highly effective and affordable. Care Coordinators are available 24/7 via Live Chat or by calling 888-762-3740. 

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