Don’t Make These Simple Mistakes When Looking for Free Drug Rehab
Looking for a free rehab center can be difficult, and some people make mistakes along the way. Try to avoid some of the most simple and common mistakes associated with the search for free rehab, and you can find the best option for your specific needs. Call 800-402-6251 (Who Answers?) now to learn more or to speak to one of our treatment advisors.
Don’t Stop Looking
Unfortunately, more expensive rehab options are usually more advertised and also more numerous. Therefore, it can start to seem like there are no free programs for addiction rehab. But don’t stop looking just because it’s difficult to find what you need.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 76.3 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities in the United States provide some sort of payment assistance, whether it is partially free treatment, all free treatment, or a sliding fee scale. Only 4 percent of these provide completely free care, but while this means that these facilities are harder to find, it is important to remember that they do exist.
If you are having trouble finding facilities that offer payment assistance and free care, call 800-402-6251 (Who Answers?) now. We can match you with the best free drug rehab centers for your specific needs and help you learn how to be admitted into these programs.
Make Sure You Have Your Information Ready
When you call our hotline or speak to someone at the free rehab center of your choice, make sure you have information about your current financial situation. For example, many free treatment centers provide care to individuals based on their income, and proof of a lower than average income can be necessary to the admission process.
You should also have information on and, if possible, proof of
- Your current finances (and how they may have been affected by your addiction)
- Your insurance
- Your family need, which can particularly affect how much you will be asked to pay for treatment
- For example, many pregnant individuals are given financial assistance for recovery, and having information from your doctor could also be helpful.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “No single treatment is appropriate for everyone,” which is why there are so many different options for recovery. But it is important to make sure that the option you choose is effective for your specific situation by asking questions before you are ever admitted to the program.
For instance, you may believe that the facility is free to all patients, but they may not consider your income low enough for you to qualify for completely free care. This is why you should ask questions like:
- How long does your program last?
- Do you take my insurance?
- What will be my out-of-pocket costs treatment?
- What treatment options are available at your facility?
- What should and shouldn’t I bring to the facility?
Don’t Choose a Program Based on Your Loved Ones
It is important for your friends and family members to be able to have a say in your recovery. But first and foremost, your treatment is about you. If someone wants you to attend religious treatment in order to receive free care but you do not feel comfortable doing so, remember that your feelings are most important and that you must be able to feel comfortable in your treatment facility.
Don’t Choose the Shortest Program Possible
Many free rehab programs offer a number of different treatment lengths, but it is can be helpful to choose a longer option if one is available to you. As stated by the NIDA, treatment programs shorter than 90 days are of limited effectiveness, and those longer are often more effective. Even if you have decided to attend free treatment, it is important to remember that you still deserve to receive the most effective care possible.
Let Us Help You Find Treatment Today
If you are still confused about how to seek out addiction treatment or you have questions about recovery, call 800-402-6251 (Who Answers?) now. We can match you with the best options for your safe recovery and help you put an end to your substance abuse.