How much does Alcohol Rehab cost?

Alcohol is one of the most dangerous and one of the most commonly abused drugs worldwide. The fact that it can be used for cultural, spiritual and religious purposes along with its legal status, makes alcohol abuse more likely compared to other mind-altering substances. It is a powerful drug and users are at high risk for developing an addiction to alcohol. Not only does alcohol addiction affect a person physically and mentally, but it can also cause financial burdens.

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A survey from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics noted that the average U.S. household spends an estimated 1% of their yearly earnings on alcohol. When it comes to those who have an alcohol use disorder, they might spend more money. Alcoholics who can drink a 12-pack a day consistently for a year can easily spend over $3000. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heavy alcohol use is linked to increased risk of injury from falling or accidents, development of chronic health issues, cancer, heart disease, liver disease, kidney damage, reckless behavior and even death. This list of health issues also comes at a high financial cost to the alcohol abuser.

Alcohol and drug use will add up. When it comes to seeking out professional help with alcohol abuse, alcohol rehab treatment programs are the most effective solution. The cost of alcohol rehab can vary depending on many different factors. Some people believe rehab can come at too high of a cost. However, research has shown having an alcohol addiction can end up costing you more than getting treatment at a rehab program.

Factors that affect the cost of alcohol rehab treatment

  • History of drug use and the number of recovery attempts
  • The length of stay
  • Treatment facility location – will the patient choose to stay locally for treatment or travel for treatment? Traveling for treatment will cost the patient a bit more money in terms of traveling costs as well as the costs for treatment in a different location
  • The type of treatment required – inpatient, residential, outpatient, private or government-funded
  • The types of treatments offered – detox, specialized treatments, professional counseling, family therapy…etc
  • The requirements of medication treatments
  • Program amenities – personal chefs, gym, sports, alternative medicine, holistic treatments and acupuncture
  • Medication treatment – some patients require medication-assisted treatments or medication management. A year-long methadone treatment can cost about $4,700
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How much does Alcohol Rehab cost?

The cost of alcohol rehab can vary and depend on many different factors. The average cost of drug rehab in 2023 is $250 – $900 per day for detox, $1,450 – $11,000 for 3 months of outpatient care, $3,100 – $10,000 for 30 days of intensive outpatient care and $5,300 – $80,000 for inpatient residential treatment.

The detox phase of rehab requires attention and care, making the cost of treatment higher compared to outpatient costs. The cost of detox can range from $1000 to $1500 in total. Some inpatient and residential programs will include the costs of detox.

Inpatient and residential treatment programs tend to carry a higher cost because they offer patients a higher level of care and accommodation such as housing, meals, and 24/7 access to medical care. At this level of care, cost can range from $6,000 to $20,000 for 30 days of treatment depending on the program. There are lower-cost programs and also more luxury types of programs. For a 60-90 day program, costs could average from $12,000 – $60,000.

Outpatient care costs less because patients will not be in treatment full-time and require less care from the facility and program. Outpatient programs can range from $5,000 up to $10,000 for three months of treatment.

Pricing will vary depending on if the program is a lower-cost program or a luxury well-known program. Lower costs programs range between $5,550 to $7,100. Luxury-type programs can range between $26,000 to $100,000 monthly. There are also private and non-private treatment programs.

How to find financial assistance when paying for Alcohol Rehab

  • Look for state or government-funded alcohol use disorder programs. Some programs provide free treatment in both inpatient and outpatient settings. These types of programs usually have specific requirements for admissions such as a client must reside in the state, a client must be a citizen or have legal status and a client must demonstrate that they are unable to pay for treatment.
  • Scholarships and grants. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers grants for people who are ready to go to alcohol rehab. Scholarship programs can also help pay for treatment. 10,000 Beds in an organization that offers substance abuse recovery scholarship opportunities that can cover the entire cost of treatment.
  • Insurance. You can use your insurance policy to help pay for coverage for behavioral health and mental health conditions. Private insurances include United Healthcare, Cigna and Anthem Blue Cross. Government insurances include Medicare and Medicaid, both of which cover certain aspects of alcohol use disorder treatment and rehab. You can also use your military insurance to help pay for treatment.
  • US Department of Veteran Affairs grants. These types of grants provide screening for alcohol use, short-term outpatient counseling services, intensive outpatient program services, detox, aftercare, prevention relapse, medication management assistance and recovery support group assistance.

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What are the Benefits of Alcohol Rehab?

  • Support. Clients will have both mental and medical support from the rehab facility and clinical team.
  • Counseling. Clients will have full access to mental health services to help you manage and maintain your sobriety.
  • Education. Alcohol rehab programs will provide the education needed for clients to help them better understand the consequences of alcohol and its impact on their lives.
  • Accountability. Alcohol rehab programs help keep the client accountable for themselves and their journey to recovery.

What does a typical day in Alcohol Rehab look like?

A typical day in alcohol rehab will consist of a busy and structured schedule. It can be overwhelming in the beginning, but many clients find it helps sustain their energy and boosts their self-confidence. During the day, clients may attend group sessions and individual therapy followed by healthy meals, time for physical activity and exercise and time to practice mindfulness and meditation.

Some patients who require medication management are also free to bring their medications to treatment. Some of the most common medications used are naltrexone, acamprosate and disulfiram.

What to consider when choosing the right Alcohol Rehab for you

  • What will it be like?
  • How will it help me?
  • What types of treatment do I need and what kind of treatment will they provide?
  • Will I need around-the-clock support?
  • Can I take time off work or school to attend rehab?
  • Will I need support for mental health conditions?
  • Will I need support for marginalized experiences or discrimination?
  • How much will it cost and can I afford to pay?

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Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

Is alcohol rehab worth the cost? Considering that a drug and alcohol addiction can actually end up costing much more money than we realize, treatment and recovery are worth the investment. In fact, the annual economic impact of alcohol abuse in the U.S. costs about $250 billion. When you are abusing alcohol, you are more likely to skip work, constantly switch jobs, and spend endless amounts of money on obtaining alcohol. This can add up quickly and negatively affect your income. Alcohol addiction is a difficult disease to overcome. Professional treatment at a behavioral health program such as Hotel California by the Sea provides the best outcome for recovery.

We have different treatment levels from detox, residential and outpatient programs. We utilize evidence-based treatment methods such as CBT, DBT and family therapy. We specialize in treating co-occurring mental health disorders. Hotel California by the Sea is ready to provide the utmost care for clients in all stages of alcohol addiction.