Tackling addiction and substance abuse issues on your own can seem like a daunting task. While recovery is a challenging part of overcoming addiction, the process has never been more comfortable or accessible. The improvements made through treatment research and the development of new medications was a necessary answer to the fact that now half of all Americans ages 12 and over have used or abused an illicit drug in the past year.
Starting treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) can’t happen until you’ve admitted there’s a problem with your lifestyle and you want to change it. Making the decision to bring in professional help for your addiction is key as every minute spent with untreated addiction can cost you in the long run.
The True Cost of Addiction
The price of addiction treatment itself has become more affordable over the years thanks to changes in required coverage for all insurance plans. We even have options to help cover out-of-pocket expenses at America’s Rehab Campus. Getting you the treatment you need is our focus, which is why our margins are low and we work with nearly every insurance provider available. Making the investment into rehab not only helps restore your health, but it can be easier on your wallet going forward as well.
Addiction is a costly condition if you don’t seek help. A study posted by the CDC shows that $249 billion was lost due to cases of excessive drinking alone, not taking into account drug-related losses. On a personal level, substance abuse creates additional loss due to the fact that:
- a daily drinker or drug user can easily spend thousands of dollars every year on their substance of choice.
- lost income due to poor job performance can create a snowball effect of debt.
- addiction causes additional health issues, each one requiring additional doctor visits and out-of-pocket expenses.
When you take these costs into consideration, rehab quickly becomes both a health and finance-related decision. The next step is to find out how much of the treatment cost your insurance will cover.
Determining Your Coverage for Rehab
Every insurance plan is different and has varying levels of coverage for mental health services. Thankfully, all plans are legally required to include at least some coverage for addiction treatment. Knowing the details of your coverage is important though, and you can verify your insurance through your provider or through ARC’s online insurance verification tool. For state insurance, your coverage may not be as comprehensive compared to private insurance providers that often work with employers to insure their staff.
If you’re in need of treatment but aren’t sure about the cost, reach out to the ARC team today for a free consultation where we can help determine your treatment needs and set up a financial plan.