Can I Afford Addiction Treatment?
A common question that is often asked is “Can I afford addiction treatment?” This is especially true for many high end rehab programs that may be costly, but that typically offer better treatment results and additional treatment methods for recovery. The truth is that even the top rehab facility and substance abuse treatment program will not have as high of a financial cost as the actual addiction does. Alcohol and drugs are an expensive habit to maintain. The cost of this substance abuse can vary depending on the severity of the addiction and the substance that is used.
Another consideration when it comes to addiction treatment is the value that you place on your life.
How much is your life free from substance abuse worth?
How much would you be willing to pay to ensure that you get a full recovery and permanent results?
Many individuals want to recover and eliminate their substance abuse but often financial concerns seem to interfere. This leads to a highly destructive cycle because ineffective treatment will not last. Instead these programs may offer a temporary fix for the addiction but a relapse is usually just a short distance away.
When the costs of addiction treatment are compared to the costs of the continued drug or alcohol abuse the winner is obvious. Substance abuse treatment that is effective and that gets to the root psychological causes of the substance use is essential for a true recovery and a substance free future. Programs and facilities that provide the most advanced treatment methods which have been clinically proven to provide better results will cost more than a government run program that only offers a few weeks of group counseling. The old adage that you get what you pay for has never been more true then when it is applied to rehab programs.
Addiction treatment is an investment for your future, and the future of everyone that you care about. Substance abuse does not have to ruin your life. If you spend thousands of dollars each month on your addiction then this money could be better used to pay for the treatment needed instead. Your addiction is very expensive. When all of the money spent on the drugs or alcohol, the time lost looking for and using the preferred substance, and the legal and employment related costs to the drug or alcohol use are considered the addiction is a very expensive habit. Compared to these continuing costs substance abuse treatment is a one time payment, as long as you choose the right program and facility.