When someone can't afford to pay for treatment with the resources that they have on hand, or perhaps their health insurance won't cover treatment or they don't have health insurance, there are still options available to them with various types of payment assistance to pay for various services. One of the ways drug rehab programs themselves offer payment assistance is by using a sliding scale to determine how much an individual can pay, based off of their income and other circumstances. So the sliding scale fee would be different for someone who made $25k per year than someone who made $100k for example. So this would be the first payment assistance option to find out about, and individuals who are interested in a particular drug rehab program can check with registrars at the facility to determine if a sliding scale is in use and whether or not they are eligible for this type of payment assistance.
One of the ways that individuals pay for treatment when self-payment or discounted treatment as above isn't available is financing. Treatment programs can actually help individuals apply for financing in many cases so that the process is less stressful, and financing treatment pays the entire cost right away and then payments can be made regularly much like a car or house payment. This can be much more realistic and amenable for many clients who don't have a lump sum of cash on hand to pay for services.
In some cases, there are even scholarships available for individuals who need treatment but perhaps don't have health insurance or any other means to pay for it such as individuals who don't qualify for financing or a loan because of poor credit. So if you find a treatment program which delivers services which match your level of treatment need, find out if they have any sort of scholarship available. This may be available due to contributions from donors for example, possibly individuals who have successfully completed the rehab program and want to give back, but also may be available through the facility if they provide such payment assistance to individuals who are experiencing a hardship for one reason or another.
Choosing the correct treatment program for yourself or a family member can be one of the the most important decisions you ever make. With so many choices for treatment, and so many variables to consider, getting help from a knowledgeable addiction specialist who understands what types of treatment will work best is invaluable.
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