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The first step to overcoming addiction is to seek help. Unfortunately, the questions that arise as a result of a perceived need for treatment and rehabilitation often mask the benefits of such care. Fear of the unknown is one of the most widely touted reasons for an addict to avoid seeking treatment. Fortunately, many of the questions that come about in discussing addiction treatment can easily be answered making the unknown no longer a major concern. The more information you obtain now, prior to seeking help, the more comfortable you will feel with your decision to get the treatment you deserve.

How Long Does Rehab Take?


The severity of the addiction determines the length of treatment.

Research shows that the length of time an addict spends in rehab directly correlates with the outcomes of recovery and their ability to maintain sobriety. As such, the longer an addict remains in treatment, the greater the chances are that he or she will remain sober outside of treatment. Most residential and outpatient treatment programs last at least 90 days and some provide treatment for a period of 120-days or more.

Short-term residential treatment programs may provide 30 or 60-days of care while longer programs provide 90 or 120-days of care. Generally, after the initial stay in an inpatient rehab center, the patient will be discharged with a recommendation to continue to receive the treatment of an outpatient rehabilitation program. These programs also provide general treatment timelines of 30, 60 or 90-days in most cases with extended care options available for those with more difficult to treat cases of addiction.

When methadone maintenance is factored into the opiate addiction treatment process, 12 months of treatment is generally recommended. For some recovering addicts, treatment can span over more than one year depending on individual situations, involvement in the treatment process, and the medical intervention that is used such as maintenance drugs including Suboxone or methadone.

How Much Does Opiate Addiction Treatment Cost?

The cost of opiate addiction treatment varies from one rehabilitation center to the next and even from one patient to the next. Some treatment programs provide free services while luxury addiction treatment can cost in excess of tens of thousands of dollars per month. Regardless of your budget, there is an addiction treatment program that can help you get sober. Opiate addiction treatment is readily accessible to anyone willing to seek help. We can help you find an affordable treatment program, call our helpline at 800-466-0354 ( Who Answers?) toll-free for assistance.

Many different payment options are available to help you pay for treatment. Some rehab centers offer sliding fee structures that allow patients to pay based on their financial ability offering lower cost treatment to those with lower incomes. State-financed programs, Medicaid, medicare, and various forms of health insurance can also be used to offset the overall cost of addiction treatment in some cases.

Financing is provided by many of the treatment centers and doctors who offer care to those who suffer from opiate dependence. Even if you don’t have health insurance, and you don’t have the financial ability to pay for treatment upfront, help is available. Financing treatment is often a better choice because you don’t have to skimp on the services that you receive by accepting free treatment, and you can take your time in paying back the total cost of your treatment.

For help finding a treatment center that will allow you to pay-as-you-go, pay based on income or finance your recovery allowing you to pay in the future, call our helpline 800-466-0354 ( Who Answers?) or fill out this form to get a call back.

Paying for Opioid Addiction Treatment

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab

Choosing between inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab begins with a basic understanding of each type of treatment and the various benefits offered. Inpatient rehab programs can be more costly than outpatient programs, but they provide 24-hour support, medical care and counseling that can reduce the potential for relapse while restoring balance into the user’s life. Outpatient rehab centers treat mild to moderate cases of addiction providing less restrictive treatment environments and lower cost treatment options, but this can also equate to lower levels of success in recovery.

If you’re not sure whether inpatient or outpatient rehab is the right choice for you, call our helpline toll-free to discuss the various treatment options with a specialist. The type of treatment that you choose will ultimately be based on a variety of factors including:

  • The severity of your addiction.
  • Your current responsibilities.
  • What you can afford.
  • Whether you have been in treatment before.
  • What your recovery goals are.

Where Should I go for Help?

There are treatment centers located throughout the country to assist you with your recovery needs. Some choose to seek the help of a local rehab center because this allows for better involvement with friends and family while treatment is received. Likewise, many recovering addicts find that seeking the help of a rehab center that is located outside of the immediate hometown provides a much-needed change of scenery that can also match that lifestyle changes that are to come.

If you’re not sure where to go for help, call 800-466-0354 ( Who Answers?) toll-free to speak with a treatment advisor about your unique situation. We can help you decide whether the benefits of seeking treatment close to home do (or do not) outweigh those found in leaving the immediate environment and seeking the help of a rehab center across the state or maybe even in another state.

Do Treatment Centers Accept Insurance?


Many treatment centers accept health insurance.

Insurance is commonly used to help patients cover the cost of addiction treatment. In fact, recent advances in insurance coverage have made treatment more affordable, and, therefore, more accessible, to millions of Americans. The actual amount of insurance coverage and whether or not insurance can be used to offset total rehabilitation costs will depend on the individual policy that the patient holds as well as on the treatment center itself.

Not all treatment centers do accept insurance, but for those which do, the following coverage options may be considered:

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • State funded health insurance programs
  • Private health insurance coverage
  • Military health insurance coverage

If you have questions about insurance coverage, and would like help finding a treatment center that will accept your health coverage, call 800-466-0354 ( Who Answers?) toll-free today. Our specialists can assist you in determining whether your health insurance can help to offset treatment costs, and if you don’t have health insurance, a specialist can explain other, affordable treatment options to you.

What Happens After I Complete Treatment?

Completing a rehabilitation program is the first major accomplishment in recovery and it’s definitely worth celebrating. However, staying sober long-term, after treatment, is a lifelong process that requires continued efforts to maintain abstinence and to stay in control of your recovery.

To assume that you can spend a short time in treatment, 90-days in most cases, and then be completely healed from addiction is a vastly incorrect assumption for a variety of reasons. Addiction is a very serious condition and it’s a chronic disease. While it may take only 90-days to effectively change your addictive habits, it can take a lifetime to fully heal.

After you complete treatment, maintaining a sober life will play a key role in your long-term recovery. Involvement in support groups, 12-step meetings, and quality aftercare programs will help you to remain in control. Most rehabilitation programs offer extended aftercare services to assist you in building new social relationships, continuing to grow your support network, and remaining on the path to recovery.

Get in touch with someone now who can help you to determine the next steps you should take in recovery.

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