15 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Get into Free Drug Rehab
Finding and being admitted into a free drug rehab program sounds difficult, but there are steps you can start taking immediately to make sure that you can attend the best free treatment center for your needs.
1. Call 800-402-6251 (Who Answers?) Today
We can actually match you with the best rehab programs available for your current situation and needs as well as help you make a plan to get into the treatment program of your choice.
2. Make a List of Your Needs
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual not just his or her drug abuse.” Therefore, knowing what your needs are and which of them you will require your treatment program to cover is important to finding the right free drug rehab program. Your needs may be psychological, social, legal, etc.
3. Consider Your Insurance
If you are currently enrolled in an insurance plan, your treatment for substance abuse is likely to be either all or partly covered, as this is now considered an essential health benefit (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). Once you have your insurance information, call us at 800-402-6251 (Who Answers?) and we will help you find rehab programs that will take your plan.
4. Check Your Budget
Are you unsure of whether you will qualify for free rehab treatment? Your financial need is one of the most important factors that will affect your qualification, so make sure to have your income information as well as that of your other expenses ready before you call.
5. Search for Facilities in Your Area
Use the map on our website to search for free rehab programs near you or in other states. You can also learn more about your options by browsing our information on free care for addiction recovery.
6. Stop Denying
Many people try to tell themselves that they don’t need treatment for addiction, that they can weather the storm themselves. But unfortunately, those who do not seek professional help are much less likely to recover safely and relapse more often than those who do (NIDA).
7. Talk to Your Friends and Family
Now is the time to tell your loved ones that you need help and that you want to seek out free rehab. Not only will they likely be relieved and happy that you are seeking treatment but they will probably help you in your search.
8. Consider Traveling
You may want to attend a rehab program in another city or state to find the best option for your needs. If you want to seriously consider traveling for rehab, look for information and prices on flights and see if this can potentially fit into your budget.
9. Visit Your Doctor
If you go to see your doctor and tell them about the issues you are dealing with, they can assess you and possibly even give you information on your treatment options.
10. Get Screened for Co-occurring Disorders
According to the NIDA, comorbid mental disorders are extremely common among addicts, and it is important to be screened for these as soon as possible. Your doctor may even be able to do so. If you are suffering from a comorbid disorder, this may also increase your chances of being able to find low-cost or free residential rehab.
11. Attend a Support Group Meeting
People attending 12-step or other types of support groups will often have perspectives on rehab centers in your area and may be able to help you learn more about your options. Plus, attending a support group meeting is completely free.
12. Ask for Help
Especially if you are considering using right now, choose to ask for help instead and seek out treatment. In the long run, this will always be the better option.
13. Ask Questions
We are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about recovery and treatment. Take advantage of this option and ask anything you want to know; we will do our best to answer.
14. Get Motivated
It is better to make the decision to seek help today and to begin your recovery now than to put it off until tomorrow.
15. Get Rid of It
Getting rid of your drugs and paraphernalia now while you are motivated will only push you toward doing more: asking for help, seeking treatment, and creating a change.