There are several reasons why you get kicked out of rehab, but money isn’t one of them. Paying for rehab is expensive, especially if you don’t have any health insurance, have a low income or are unemployed. But there are a lot of financial options out there, and understanding yours can help you get treatment even if you can’t afford to pay for it.
Just know this: Having no money is not a reason you don’t deserve help. Anyone who wants to change their life and break free from addiction can get treatment, and they won’t be told to leave a program because they don’t have any money.
How to Pay for Rehab
There are three primary ways you can get your addiction treatment covered: health insurance, scholarships and paying out-of-pocket. The latter is not for most people, but sometimes, family members and friends are willing to chip in and help pay for someone’s treatment because they love them and will do anything to see them get better.
Obamacare plans and Medicaid both offer some type of substance abuse coverage; most plans will cover up to half of the cost of addiction treatment, but some may cover all of it if the deductible has been met.
The Affordable Care Act mandates every insurance provider to offer some form of substance abuse treatment coverage; there are also state- and government-funded programs that may offer low- or no-cost treatment for people who need it.
The Veterans Administration also offers coverage for veterans who struggle with addiction as well as co-occurring mental disorders like depression and PTSD.
Just like you can apply for grants and scholarships for college, you can do the same for drug and alcohol treatment. There are many organizations that award money to people who need to go to rehab but can’t afford it.
The Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)and Sobriety Optimization League Scholarship Foundation are two of the largest groups that offer to fund people in need of addiction treatment. Inpatient and outpatient services, as well as detox, may be covered under their scholarships.
To get a scholarship, you will have to complete and submit an online application, go through a screening to confirm your substance use disorder and other requirements and attend a personal interview.
Many rehabs also offer payment assistance for people whose insurance doesn’t cover the total cost of their treatment. For people who are uninsured, payment plans will require money up-front but can be worked out to accommodate a person’s budget. Many rehabs also offer job assistance, so if you’re currently unemployed, you can make arrangements to pay for treatment after you find a job.
The cost of rehab can range from several hundred dollars to several thousand depending on the rehab, the type of treatment and services received and the length of a program. You should never just assume that rehab is out of the question because you don’t have any money.
For those who want help, there is always assistance available. You just need to know where to find it. And that’s why we’re here.
Reasons You Can Get Kicked Out of Rehab
Now that we’ve established that money is not a reason to be kicked out of rehab, let’s cover some of the reasons you could be told to leave a program. Rules exist for a reason; they keep people safe, prevent relapse and ensure that a program is able to provide the highest possible benefit to people in recovery.
Failing to follow a rehab’s rules can result in expulsion; if someone relapses, they usually won’t be kicked out right away, but they will most likely lose privileges and be given a strict warning.
Other behaviors in rehab can also result in being told to leave; some rehabs ban cell phone use and engaging in sexual or romantic relationships with other patients. Bringing drugs into the rehab or repeatedly failing drug tests can also result in early termination.
If you do get kicked out of rehab, it could be a sign that you need to find a better program that suits your needs. Maybe you’re not ready for the type of therapy you were receiving; maybe you weren’t really ready to be sober yet. But things are always changing, and we can help you recover.
Contact us today at 800-737-0933 to learn more about how to pay for rehab. We can connect you with the most affordable programs near you and explore your financing options together.