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How Can I Pay for Addiction Treatment?

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Other Payment Options

While insurance may pay for some or even most of the treatment costs, individuals who are not insured or who do not have coverage for addiction treatment may find that the price of treatment seems hard to manage. Fortunately, public and standard treatment programs do have alternative payment options available to help men and women who have a limited budget.

Sliding Scales

A sliding scale may be available in some treatment programs to help men and women who have a limited budget. When a sliding scale is […]

Does Insurance Pay for Addiction Treatment?

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Rehab and Insurance

Treating an addiction is worth the expense because it ultimately saves money on an annual basis. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that every dollar that is spent in addiction treatment will provide a return of $4 to $7. A return of 400 percent to 700 percent is a significant reduction in medical costs, lost work productivity and other expenses related to substance abuse.

The problem that may occur when it comes to investing in treatment is the ability to pay for appropriate services. Public […]

Medicare & Addiction Treatment

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Using Medicare

Addiction treatment is covered under state Medicare programs, though the exact terms and conditions may vary slightly based on state laws and monetary limitations.

According to, Medicare Part A will pay for in-patient rehabilitation services while Medicare Part B covers out-patient rehab services. states that the in-patient services have a lifetime limitation of 190 days if the program is not part of a general hospital; however, there is no limitation on in-patient care in a program that is part of a hospital.

Although Medicare will pay for […]

The Costs of Addiction

Fighting an addiction to drugs or alcohol often requires the assistance of a professional treatment program. The problem that may worry some individuals is the cost of treatment. Many assume that addiction treatment is out of reach financially, but the reality is that solutions are available to help stay within a strict budget.

Costs of Rehab Programs

The cost of treatment will vary based on the specific rehabilitation program and the method of treating an addiction that medical professionals determine is appropriate for an individual. Since treatment will vary between individuals and […]