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What resources are available for treating drug addiction if you don’t have insurance?

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There are physicians certified in Addiction Medicine at County and State facilities who are able to offer assistance at very reasonable rates for residents. You can check on this via the American Society of Addiction Medicine: www.asam.org.

In addition, you can also research where 12 Step meetings are held and attend or call the listed number to ask for help.

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If you find out that you will be responsible for paying the cost of drug detox treatment and/or rehab, do not let that discourage you from getting help.


Talk to the detox facility and/or rehab to see if they offer any discounts or scholarships. It could be you qualify for a special program.


Another option for covering the cost is to see if the detox center (rehab) works with a finance company or can recommend a finance company that other patients have worked with to cover the balance. Sometimes this is a good option because it will allow you to spread the balance out over several months.


Many facilities offer a considerable discount to patients who are able to pay cash up front as well. Asking all these questions could land you some nice discounts and an more affordable rate for your budget. If you find a facility that is highly recommended to you - don't be afraid to tell them how much you want to receive their service.


The seemingly most inexpensive route is a government funded detox or rehab. Government funded means that the program is funded by state and federal money. As for how much drug detox and/or rehab costs for these programs, it is possible to pay a few hundred dollars and under and in some cases they are of no cost – depending of funding.


Traditional hospital detox (or rehab) may cost from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand depending on how much funding they receive from the government or outside agencies.


Although there are some luxury high-end private detox facilities and rehabs, where the cost can start at $10,000 per day – it is also important to know that some private treatments may cost about $1,000 per day and offer some extra amenities.


Gallus Detox Center is a private inpatient detox facility that specializes in IV therapy medical detox. If you have questions about our facility or detox method, please call us at 855-338-6929.

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