By Jeannie Colter
Last week, we wrote that addiction recovery begins with a decision. And as difficult as it can be to decide to seek help, some face another barrier: finding the resources to cover the costs of treatment. In addition to the stigma that is sometimes connected to substance abuse treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, some people who would benefit from rehab do not get the opportunity to do so because they cannot afford the cost of treatment or are unable to spend time away from work. It is not clear right now just how the Affordable Care Act will affect the availability of substance abuse treatment across the nation, but at Transitions Recovery Miami, Florida Drug Rehab we work with individuals, families, and insurance companies to provide access to this care.
The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that:
“An estimated 3 million to 5 million U.S. residents with drug and alcohol problems will have greatly expanded insurance coverage starting next year as part of the Affordable Care Act.”
“Only about 10 percent of the 23 million Americans with alcohol or drug problems now receive treatment, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health…about a quarter of them don’t have insurance coverage.”
The Quincy Herald-Whig spoke to a mother whose heroin addiction led to time in jail and the loss of her daughter who hopes that rehab will help her get her daughter back. Another family that runs a small business was earlier unable to afford treatment for their heroin-addicted son, but once some aspects of the Affordable Care Act were set in motion, he was able to get help. This made a difference since some of the son’s classmates had died from heroin addiction.
At Transitions Recovery Miami, Florida Drug Rehab, we accept insurance and are dedicated to providing high-quality services that are accessible to those in need. Treating substance abuse can vary in cost depending on the individual, the length of stay, and other factors. We work with clients and offer several options for payment. We encourage you to contact us for more information on program costs.