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How Effective is Addiction Rehab and Is It Worth the Cost?

is rehab worth the costLiving with addiction can cost you more than just money. Abusing drugs and alcohol can rob you of memories, opportunities, relationships, and health. If you live with addiction, you may face life-altering legal or financial trouble or severe consequences to your mental and physical well-being.

High-quality, comprehensive addiction treatment can give you the skills and support to recover from addiction and embrace a fulfilling lifestyle. Many people face barriers to getting treatment. Some may worry about taking time away from work or family. Some may have concerns about their friends and family. But two of the biggest concerns about seeking addiction treatment are how to pay for it and if rehab really works.

Before starting treatment, you may wonder if rehab is worth the cost. Understanding the cost of addiction treatment and the likelihood of success can help you make better choices about your care.

What is the Cost of Rehab?

There are many different types of addiction treatment programs in several levels of care. Before beginning a program, an addiction specialist or doctor will assess you to determine which level of care you require. The cost of your treatment will depend on the types of treatments and services you have.

Generally, outpatient rehab can cost in the range of $5,000 to $15,000. Inpatient programs lasting 30 days range from $15,000-$30,000.

Several other factors may affect the cost of addiction treatment. These include:

  • Level of care: Outpatient treatment generally costs less than inpatient or residential programs.
  • Location: The number of centers, the availability of services, and the cost of providing care contribute to the difference in price by location.
  • Services: The type of services offered can affect the cost of addiction treatment. Facilities that offer mental health or medical services or other complementary therapies may be more expensive than basic programs that do not.
  • Length of stay: Shorter treatment programs typically cost less than longer stays.
  • Special needs: Medical care, mental illness, pregnancy, and other factors can impact the cost of treatment.
  • Amenities: Luxury rehab facilities may charge more for their programs than basic rehab centers. Amenities like gourmet food, yoga classes, and acupuncture can be nice to have during treatment but may substantially increase the cost of treatment.

In many cases, mental health and addiction treatment is covered by insurance. Your insurance will likely cover additional treatment-related expenses, such as medical and mental health exams, medications, and individual therapy sessions. It is essential to check the details of your plan to determine what services will be covered and the amount you may be responsible for after completing treatment. An admissions coordinator at Woburn Wellness Addiction Treatment can verify your insurance and help you understand your coverage and out-of-pocket costs.

Does Rehab Work?

It is nearly impossible to determine the actual success rates of people who have completed addiction treatment. It’s estimated that of the millions of people who need addiction treatment, only about 10% get the help they need.[1] We do not have wide-ranging data about people’s lives after treatment.

The data we do have is based on:

  • How many people complete a treatment program
  • The rates of sobriety immediately after treatment
  • Clients’ self-report
  • Internal studies

Generally, research suggests that about 1 in 3 people who complete rehab stay sober for the long term, but nearly 50% of people who complete rehab experience at least one relapse during recovery.[2] According to NPR, 3 in every 4 people who struggle with addiction eventually recover.[3]

Without addiction treatment, your chance of recovery is low. If you live with substance abuse or addiction, you must take steps to get the treatment you need for the best chance at lifelong recovery.

Is Rehab Worth the Cost?

While rehab may seem expensive, it is important to examine the true costs of addiction. Addiction to drugs can easily cost a person upwards of $1,000 a month. In one year, you can spend as much money on drugs as you would to go to rehab and get sober.

The price of staying addicted can’t be measured in dollars alone. You must also consider lost jobs, strained relationships, forgotten memories, and the damage communities suffer when people live with addiction.

Deciding to start addiction treatment is a life-changing one. It may also be life-saving. The longer you live with untreated addiction, the more the addiction can take from you. Make the decision to get the compassionate treatment you need today.

Woburn Wellness Addiction Treatment’s Rehab Success Rates

At Woburn Wellness Addiction Treatment, we strive to provide the highest quality comprehensive addiction treatment services available. The programs we offer are immersive, incorporating aspects of 12-step programs and focusing on our clients’ overall health and well-being. When people choose Woburn Addiction Treatment, they receive thoughtful, holistic treatment for their mental and physical health as they work to recover from addiction.

Highly-trained, compassionate specialists offer services in smaller groups than in other treatment centers. This allows our clients to have the care and attention they need and deserve during treatment. Our dedication to our clients’ success shows in the numbers: our program completion rate is near twice the national average.

Get Help Now

Contact the Woburn Addiction Treatment specialists today for information about starting a treatment program.

References:

  1. https://addiction.surgeongeneral.gov/executive-summary
  2. https://substanceabusepolicy.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13011-021-00347-0
  3. https://www.npr.org/2022/01/15/1071282194/addiction-substance-recovery-treatment

Ready to Make a Change?

We know that overcoming addiction is not easy and requires courage to ask for help. At Woburn Wellness Addiction Treatment, our team of professionals has decades of combined experience in helping men, women, and families overcome substance abuse.

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